Harriet Expandable Tote

(3 customer reviews)


Tote your day to day items inside this adaptable mid-sized bag. Featuring two side zippers, it quickly converts from a rounded everyday purse to a spacious tote. A top closure flap keeps your belongings secure. A zippered pocket offers added storage for your cell phone or other frequently used accessories.

Printed paper pattern also includes a downloadable PDF pattern.




12.5″ wide, 10″ tall, 4.5″ deep


  • 1/2 yard 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric
  • 1/3 yard (or fat quarter) 44” wide woven or vinyl contrasting fabric
  • 3/4 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
  • 1/8 yard fusible stiff stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
  • 1/2 yard fusible fleece interfacing (Pellon Thermolam TP971F)
  • 3 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • (4) 1” rectangle rings
  • (3) 7” all-purpose zippers
  • Thin magnetic snap
  • Fabric glue (Beacon Fabri-tac) (optional)
  • Fabric clips (Wonder Clips) (optional)
  • Coordinating thread
You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.

You MAY sell bags you make with this pattern.

3 reviews for Harriet Expandable Tote

  1. Rachel (verified owner)

    A very stylish bag, and installing the side zippers was much easier than I expected!

    Harriet Expandable Tote
  2. Michelle (verified owner)

    Loved this bag pattern. Instructions were flawless. I’ve made two so far and I highly recommend a turn lock instead of a magnetic snap if using the stiffer vinyl, leather, or cork for the flap. Other wise a great midsize bag with plenty of room. Not a beginner pattern.

  3. Frieda

    I made this bag in only one day and it turned out adorable! I love, love love this bag,especially that I can change it’s appearance from a tote to a handbag by zipping up the sides! The pattern is easy to understand for someone who has a little bit of sewing experience. I wouldn’t recommend it for a beginner.

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