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Charlotte City Tote

4.75 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
(16 customer reviews)

$5.95$9.95

A stylish chic tote featuring hanging handles, a magnetic snap top closure and vinyl overlays that present a store-bought look and feel. The interior is spacious with a zippered pocket and small strap connecting the two sides, giving this mid-sized tote its classic functional shape.

Printed paper pattern also includes a downloadable PDF pattern.

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Product Description

SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

  • 12″ wide
  • 11″ tall
  • 6″ deep

MATERIALS:

  • 1/3 yard exterior fabric, 44” wide quilting weight
  • 2/3 yard heavy vinyl or cork contrasting fabric
  • 2/3 yard lining fabric, 44” wide quilting weight
  • 3 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • 1/4 yard 20” stiff fusible stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
  • 2 yards premade piping
  • 7” all-purpose zipper
  • One 1/2” swivel clip
  • One 1/2” O-ring or D-ring
  • Four 3/4” rectangle rings
  • One magnetic snap
  • Fabric glue (Beacon Fabritac) or double-sided tape
  • Coordinating thread
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: 2/4
You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.

You MAY sell bags you make with this pattern.

16 reviews for Charlotte City Tote

  1. 5 out of 5

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    This pattern got me over my fear of sewing with vinyl. I was so afraid of it beforehand, but the instructions are detailed for a vinyl newbie. (They also gNoive you instructions to omit the vinyl…but don’t be scared! Use the vinyl!) To date it is my most complimented bag!

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve only been sewing for 10 months and found this pattern easy to follow. I especially like that the instructions have been included for using vinyl or for an all fabric bag. I’ve gotten multiple compliments on mine and just finished a second one. I’m planning to make a few others!

  3. 5 out of 5

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    The bags details are great and eye catching. The pattern is well written (as are all Swoon Patterns) and it helps break the fear of sewing with vinyl. Love this bag as an everyday carry.

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Really enjoyed making this bag. First welt pocket and first time sewing with vinyl, both were made easy by the awesome pattern and the helpful facebook group.
    Great instructions, try it 🙂

  5. 5 out of 5

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    Love the Style! Love the Room! Love how you can Look like a Million walking down the Street! Love my Charlotte City Tote!

  6. 5 out of 5

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    This bag is so fashion forward in it’s design – it looks smashing in any fabric combination. I made mine out of quilters cotton for the top section and wool for the bottom section. the directions are easy to follow and clearly written. i love having a PDF file which allows me to just print the pattern pieces and read the directions off my computer.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Afraid of vinyl or leather. This is not only a lovely bag, but the instructions will walk you through sewing with amazing leather, vinyl, pleather, you name it. The size is great and the bag is oooh la la!

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I really enjoyed making Charlotte. If you want to venture into sewing with vinyl, Charlotte is your girl. If you’re not quite ready to make that leap the instructions include using fabric as your accent. It’s a great bag, that looks like it should be complicated but really isn’t. People will be impressed with all of the details, just don’t tell them how easy they actually were 😉

  9. 5 out of 5

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    Excellent pattern! I loved the vinyl tutorial. If you are afraid of sewing with vinyls, this pattern is a great start. It’s very versatile and really highlights whatever main fabric you use. Everyone is impressed when they see this bag. Not overly complicated, but looks like it!! My new favorite go-to gift! You may need a walking foot or a good machine thats not afraid of a little bulk. This pattern was the final straw that inspired me to upgrade my starter machine into something bigger 🙂

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love this pattern! it was my first Swoon pattern, and I’ve already made two. The directions were easy to follow and I love that it has directions for vinyl and woven fabric.

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Just found you site and have several patterns in my cart can’t wait to get started. Will send pictures when I’ve finished my frist one.

  12. 1 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Pattern is incomplete. The pattern for the inside pocket is missing in the instructions. I’m disappointed with the complete oversight.

  13. 5 out of 5

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    Hi Christine, see Step 1 for pocket measurements.

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I found this pattern easy to follow but surprised at the size finished! thought it would have made bigger for a beach bag at 100%. I love it anyways

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great pattern! Quick and easy sewing project, and the finished bag looks fantastic. Thanks for another fantastic pattern!

  16. 5 out of 5

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    I loved this pattern! I finally got back into sewing to make my mother-in-law a purse for Christmas. Easy to follow and super fun!

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