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Noodlehead Poolside Tote Pattern
Whether you’re off to somewhere sunny to lounge poolside, or maybe out for a picnic lunch in the park with the little ones, this will become your go-to tote for when you want to puts lots of gear into a single bag.
Talented American designer, Noodlehead’s Anna Graham has created this pattern for advanced beginner sewists, but it will certainly satisfy an intermediate sewist looking to stitch up a gorgeous and spacious bag with lots of functional details such as pockets, zips and an internal key loop to help keep things organised. Anna has thought of it all! Her step-by-step instructions will help you to take your favourite cotton fabrics and turn them into a special ‘I made that’ bag to be proud of! Feel free to make several; a few for yourself and a few to give as gifts or to sell! Wonderful Anna allows people to make items to sell from her patterns…something not every designer or pattern company offers!
Noodlehead recommends home decor fabrics, denim, twill, canvas, heavy linen or duck cloth for the exterior and the lining of Poolside Tote bag, and quilting weight medium cotton for the accent fabrics.
The finished bag is 7.5 inches (approx. 19cm) deep, 14.5 inches (approx. 37cm) wide across the base, 14.5 inches (approx. 37cm) tall, and 23.5 inches (approx. 60cm) tall including the handles. Roomie!
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So who doesn’t crave having a gorgeous over-sized tote for shopping, travel, day trips and more? And what makes it something really spectacular is you put your signature on it with your own nifty fabric choices! This bag would be a perfect gift for teachers for carrying gear to and from the classroom. Or perhaps as a gift for a busy parent for road trip supplies for the kids? Make it big, beautiful and unique with Noodlehead’s Poolside Tote pattern! This bag has been soooo popular in the shop. Grab yours today!
Noodlehead patterns are the creation of lovely Anna Graham. Multi-talented Anna is not only a pattern designer. She is also an author, a shining new star in the fabric design industry and one cool blogger! Noodlehead gets its name from a nickname for one of Anna’s curly-haired daughters. How cute is that? She has created a lovely assortment of bags so don’t be surprised if you want to make others once you created one!
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Fabric amounts are based on using 44 inch (112cm) wide fabrics. Amounts for wider width fabrics are also listed for the main exterior and lining fabrics.
- 1 and 1/4 yard (1.2 metres) of exterior fabric (1 yard or 0.9 metre if using 54 inch fabric)
- 1 and 1/4 yard (1.2 metres) of lining fabric (1 yard or 0.9 metre if using 54 inch fabric)
- 3/4 yard (0.7 metre) of accent fabric for handles and pocket lining
- 1/2 yard (0.5 metre) of accent fabric for facing
- 10 inch (25cm) zip (optional)
- 1 inch (2.5cm) wide twill tape or ribbon – a 4.5 inch (11.5cm) length
- 2 and 3/4 yards (2.5 metres) of 20 inch (51cm) wide fusible woven interfacing
- a 1 inch (2.5cm) D-ring OR a 1 inch (2.5cm) swivel clasp
- a water soluble pen is also recommended