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Colleen Tote Bag Digital Sewing Pattern

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The Colleen Tote is a classic semi-structured bag with clean lines perfect for everyday use.  With two different views this multi-purpose tote can be changed up to show off large scale prints or you can add interest with a contrasting bottom and handles. 

You will learn how to make rolled handles, create an in-panel zipper pocket, work with different fabrics, all while building your confidence. In the end, you’ll have a new go-to accessory to wear with pride!

FEATURES: The interior band was designed to help support many different types of handles, including leather. There is a large zipper pocket to stowaway the essentials and two easy access slip pockets to hold a cell phone or chapstick. The key fob was designed not only to manage keys, but the open loop is left open as a hook for sunglasses.

- 13 1/2" Length (18 1/2" at the longest)
- 12" Height (23" with Handles)
- 7" Deep


View A:
• 1/2 yd Main Fabric (Canvas, Duck cloth or Denim)
• 1 1/2 yds Lining Fabric (Quilt Cotton, Linen Blends, Wovens)
• 2/3 yd Accent Fabric (Vinyl, Leather, Cork, heavy Denim)
View B:
• 1 yd Main Fabric (Canvas, Duck cloth or Denim)
• 1 1/2 yds Lining Fabric (Quilt Cotton, Linen Blends, Wovens)
For Both Views:
• 1/3 yd Fusible Fleece Interfacing (e.g. Pellon TP971F Thermolam)
• 2 3/4 yds Woven Inerfacing (e.g. Pellon SF101 Shape-flex)
• 1/4 yd Firm Stabilizer (e.g. Pellon 70 Peltex or Decovil Heavy)
• (1) 1/2” Swivel Clasp
• (1) 9” Zipper (at least 10” total length)
• (2) 19” pieces of cording/rope (1/8”-1/4” in diameter)

DIFFICULTY: This pattern is intended for the intermediate-beginner

You should be familiar with the zipper foot and how to insert a zipper.  Also, you should understand terms such as back-stitching, top-stitching, boxing corners, seam allowance, machine basting




You may sell your handmade bags in small quantities and Love You Sew must be credited for the bag design. This pattern is not for mass production. You may NOT redistribute this pattern in any way and/or claim it as your own.


January 2024

  • Added templates and related template assembly info
  • Changed measurement labels from "L x W" to "L x H" for better clarity
  • Updated website and hashtag info