The Tumbleweed Toiletry Bag by Blue Calla Sewing Patterns (Printed Paper Pattern)
The Foxtail Crossbody Sling
The Tumbleweed toiletry tote is a larger-sized bag, with two separate compartments and two top carry handles, making it perfect for organizing and carrying your toiletries and cosmetics while travelling.
The top zipper compartment has a softer body with a metal frame that allows it to open nice and wide, providing a clear view of the contents. Either a single or double pull zipper can be used for the closure, depending on personal preference.
Under the top compartment is a large train case with a zippered mesh compartment in the lid. The train case is more structured with foam interfacing so that it does not collapse under the weight of the top zipper compartment. A double pull zipper is highly recommended to make the train case easier to open and close.
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- 12.75” W x 8.75” H x 6 3/8” D (32.4 cm x 22.2 cm x 16.2 cm)
- The tumbleweed is best suited for someone with intermediate bag making skills however there is a 3 part video tutorial below if you want to challenge yourself and learn new skills. The first bag will probably take you 6-8 hours depending on your sewing experience.
PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is in ENGLISH only. Booklet size
- 1/3 yd [0.3 m] quilt weight cotton/canvas (42” / 106 cm wide)
- 14” W x 12” H [35.6 cm x 30.5 cm] cork/vinyl
- 2/3 yd [0.6 m] quilt weight cotton (42” / 106 cm wide)
- 14” W x 7” H [35.6 cm x 17.8 cm] mesh
- 2.5 yards [2.3 m] fusible woven interfacing (20” / 51 cm wide)
- 1/2 yd [0.46 m] foam interfacing (20” / 51 cm wide) *See Foam Interfacing Tip below
- 1/2 yd [0.46 m] fusible fleece (45” / 114 cm wide)
- 14” W x 11” H [35.6 cm x 28 cm] firm sew-in interfacing
Notions and supplies:
- (1) set of rectangle shaped wire frames (dimensions: 10” X 3 1/2” [25.4 cm x 8.89 cm]) with 90 degree angles. THESE ARE OUR "STYLE B" FRAMES.
- (2) metal zipper ends
- (1) TRAIN CASE ZIPPER: 30” [76.2 cm] double pull zipper OR 29” [73.7 cm] zipper tape with double pulls (#4.5 or #5)
- (1) TRAIN CASE ZIPPER POCKET: 12” [30.5 cm] zipper or zipper tape (dress zipper or handbag zipper will work)
- (1) ZIPPER COMPARTMENT: 22” [55.9 cm] zipper or zipper tape (#4.5 or #5) (can be single or double pull)
Bag Lock and Snap Instructions:
- Magnetic Snaps (see the video here)
- Turn Locks and Flip Locks
- Press Locks (Mama, Papa, and Baby Lock)
- Large Bar Locks
- Tongue Locks (Thumb Catch, Press Lock)
- Half Moon Magnetic Snaps
Bag Label Insertion Instructions:
- Attach a Metal Bag Label (See Video Tutorial Here)
- Attach our "Script" Style Metal Bag Label (See the video here)
Miscellaneous Bag Bling Instructions:
- Add Zipper Sliders/Pulls to Zippers-by-the-Yard
- Make a Hanging Tassel
- "Edge Connector" Strap Anchors
- "Edgwena" Strap Anchors
- "Long John" Strap Anchors
- "Diamond" Strap Anchors
- "Top Edges" Strap Anchors
- Bridge Connectors/Bridge Anchors
- Metal Edge Trim
- Attach Zipper Ends/Cord Ends
- Metal Oval Handles
- Strap Ends - Pointed & Rectangular
- Strap Keepers
- Screw Together Grommets
- How to Use Giardini Edge Paint
- How to Use a Rivet Hand Press
- How to Set Double-Cap Rivets using Hand Tools
- How to Use Our Emmaline EB-FUSE Woven Interfacing
Emmaline Pattern Sew-Alongs/Video Tutorials With Janelle:
- Glacier Base Bags Part 1 Sew-Along
- Glacier Base Bags Part 2 Sew-Along
- Glacier Crossbody Bag Part 1 Sew-Along
- Glacier Crossbody Bag Part 2 Sew-Along
- Aspen Crossbody Bag Part 1 Sew-Along
- Aspen Crossbody Bag Part 2 Sew-Along
- Mountain Saddle Bag Sew-Along
- Laney-Jane Bag Sew-Along
Get more Bag Hardware tutorials & Sewing Tutorials HERE.
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