Expedition Tote

Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


The perfect travel tote, featuring Tim Holtz® Eclectic Elements fabric, zippers, thread and tote hardware by Coats. This bag features three large zippered pockets and an easy access slip pocket for maximum organization. Carry on a shoulder with the handles or wear it cross-body with the removable strap. A zippered top closure keeps your belongings safe and secure.

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  • 14″ wide x 16″ tall x 3″ deep

Materials Needed:

  • 1/2 yard Exterior Fabric A, 44″ wide
  • 1/2 yard Exterior Fabric B, 44″ wide
  • 1/2 yard Exterior Fabric C, 44″ wide
  • 1 yard Lining Fabric, 44″ wide
  • 4 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • (3) 14” all-purpose zippers
  • (1) 9” all-purpose zipper
  • (2) 3/4” D-rings
  • (2) 3/4” swivel clips
  • Coordinating thread
You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.

8 reviews for Expedition Tote

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pamlyn (verified owner)

    Typically for Swoon Patterns, this is one that is well thought out and the finished bag works how it is supposed to. Good and clear instructions. Relatively easy sew; the hardest part being the gusset but the instructions guide through that very clearly. Super pattern to play about with fabric combinations.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda (verified owner)

    Dress it up or dress it down. Elegant but practical depending upon the fabric chosen. Love it!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Věra Malínská (verified owner)

    Velmi děkuji ,moc hezky se podle vašeho návodu kabelka šije.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Chau Gong (verified owner)

    I also had the problem with getting the 2-inch sample square when printing at 100% size but I just resized it so that I got the right measurement. There’s a lot of pieces to assemble but overall an easy sew. I made this for my 9yo so the crossbody strap was too long so I made it into an adjustable strap instead. She loves all the pockets and the deep pockets.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Peggy (verified owner)

    I had difficulty downloading the pattern. Printing at actual size or 100% meant that the 2 inch sample square measured 2.4 inches. Very confusing. The pattern was the correct size but the sample 2 inch square wasn’t. Once I got passed this, the pattern was great.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Dufresne

    Really gorgeous bag, very deep and just about perfect for a trip. The only issue for me with the length is a little long for my 5’2 stature, and the strap is not adjustable. Easy fixes for me, just add a adjustable strap.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Oriel Lee Huxman (verified owner)

    My favorite! I have given many as gifts and everyone has loved them.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barbara Hourigan

    Loved this pattern. Especially the interesting gusset and all the pockets.

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