7th Street Tote Sewing Pattern
The 7th Street Tote is an everyday, carry anything type of bag designed with functionality in mind. It features an interior zippered pocket, a recessed zipper for the main opening and a large outside pocket.
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate – Techniques include sewing a zippered pocket on the inside of the bag, and a recessed zipper.
Midweight to heavy weight woven fabrics like 8.5 – 10oz cotton canvas, bull denim, cotton twill or cordurory for the outer bag. Note: Picking a fabric weight heavier than 10oz can make sewing some steps a little more difficult (specifically the recessed zipper).
Lightweight to midweight woven fabric for the bag lining.
Sample Details: Brown tote made in 10oz Organic Cotton Duck Canvas in Teak from Blackbird Fabrics. Dark green tote made in a 12oz stonewashed cotton canvas and yellow tote in a 10oz waxed cotton canvas. Note: The dark green tote outside strap design was an early idea that I decided to change to a simplified enclosed strap version. Green striped tote made in a mid-weight linen with zippers omitted.
• 14” (or longer) nylon zipper for recessed zipper
• 7” nylon zipper for inside zipper pocket
• A small amount of fusible interfacing for the zipper pocket step
• 1/4” fusible double sided tape (optional but recommended)
• A denim needle (helpful for some steps if using heavier weight fabric)
Finished Dimensions / W x H
Laying Flat – 15.75” x 16” (40 cm x 40.6 cm)
Base – 11.75” x 4” (29.8 cm x 10.2 cm)
Straps – 1.25” x 26.25” (3.2 cm x 66.7 cm)
You will receive three PDF files after purchasing
• Sewing Instructions
• Print at home tiled pattern (Letter and A4 compatible)
• Copy shop/A0 pattern
There are two companion tutorials for the zipper steps in the pattern if you need an extra visual. You can find them here: How To Sew a Zippered Pocket and How to Sew a Recessed Zipper. For tips on downloading, printing and assembling your PDF pattern this tutorial walks you through step by step.
You can find me on Instagram @bethanylynne_makes. If you decide to share your finished bag, tag your photos with the hashtag #7thstreettote. I would love to see your version of the 7th Street Tote! You can see photos of other sewists’ versions of the 7th Street Tote here.
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This pattern may not be reprinted or resold without permission and is for individual personal use only. You may not sell finished products made using this pattern.