Ethel Tote
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Ethel Tote

4.75 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


A roomy, sturdy and stylish open tote bag. With a teardrop shape, Ethel veers away from the usual boxy tote. It’s a “stuff it in and run out the door” kind of bag, designed to comfortably sling over your shoulder. There are a few slip pockets for the small things.

Currently only available as a downloadable pattern.

Product Description


  • 9.5″ wide at top
  • 13″ wide at bottom
  • 5″ deep
  • 10″ tall


  • 2/3 yard 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric
  • 3/4 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
  • 1 yard fusible (or sew-in) foam interfacing (Pellon Flex-Foam FF78F1)
  • 3 yards 20” wide fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • 1/4 yard fusible stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
  • Coordinating thread

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: 1/4 You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.
You MAY sell bags you make with this pattern.

8 reviews for Ethel Tote

  1. 5 out of 5


    I love this bag. It is nice and spacious. The pattern is very well written and easy to follow. A wonderful sew.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This was my FIRST bag I’ve ever sewn and it was so easy! The instructions were so very clear and now I’m inspired to make more and different bags. It’s a great introduction to making bags as I can see how I could possibly alter things or expand on the knowledge I’ve gained creating this one!

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This pattern was so simple and easy to understand! I’ve only been sewing for 3 months now (zero experience prior to that) and I was able to make a lovely bag with this pattern. Now I’m addicted and cant wait to begin my next Swoon pattern! Thank you!

  4. 5 out of 5


    This was also my first bag and the pattern made it so easy. I have now made three and added a inside zip to the last one. Now I want to try a recessed zip. Great pattern.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This pattern started a love affair with Swoon. and now Im ready to tackle the more complicated looking swoon bags.

    I made 2 to of these to specs. Then I change up a few of the measurements and did quilted pieces that I used for this pattern and made half a dozen black and white quilted Ethel bags that I am so proud of.

    I love the shape of this bag and it is so straight forward you can put your own icing on it easily. Adding more inside pockets or key clips etc.

    Just a great basic patten!

  6. 5 out of 5


    I’ve made several of these now. A really great, easy pattern.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is such a fun bag to make, not complicated at all yet the result is a really great bag !

  8. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Love the bag, but would love it more if it was a bit bigger. The actual size is more purse than bag.

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