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Pepin Tote Pattern

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This is a quick tote designed with a few optional add-ons if you’re feeling up to it. Otherwise, it is beautiful and useful in its simplicity as is. 


  • front pocket (great for adding custom details or featuring a favorite fabric)
  • divided interior pocket
  • magnetic snap top closure (optional)
  • recessed zipper closure (optional)
  • snap closure for front pocket (optional) or get creative here! A turn lock is a fun option too!
  • so many possibilities!

Skill Level: Beginner

Approx. Finished Dimensions: 13 ½” wide x 4” deep x 12” tall [34.3 cm x 10.2 cm x 30.5 cm]
Materials needed:
  • Exterior Fabric: 1 yd*
  • Lining Fabric: 2/3 yd
  • Fusible Woven Interfacing (SF101): 2 yds
  • (Optional) 3/4" magnetic snap for top closure
  • (Optional) 1qty size 24 metal snap for Front Pocket
  • (Optional) 1qty 20" zipper for recessed zipper closure
  • (2) 28" x 1" wide leather straps OR  2qty 28" x 1" wide cotton webbing for handles

Recommended Fabrics: Canvas or waxed canvas^ (7-10 oz.) for exterior fabric. Quilting cotton for lining fabrics.

^Waxed canvas (8-10 oz.) or dry oilskin may be used for exterior fabric reduce fusible woven interfacing to 1 ¼  yd and do not interface exterior fabric pieces. 

*If using non-directional exterior fabric reduce to 2/3 yd. 

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, gridded ruler, rotary cutter, size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle. 

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