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Noodlehead Explorer Tote

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Buy the Explorer Tote sewing pattern from Noodlehead. Enjoy filling up the large size tote for an overnight getaway! Or make the small size tote for everyday use. Each size includes a front pocket, divided back pocket, and large divided interior slip pocket. Choose an open top or recessed zipper closure; a flap with a turn lock closure provides extra security for both. The large size has short handles and a detachable strap, while the small size has over the shoulder straps.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50). These are the last paper copies of this pattern as it is no longer in print – catch them while you can!

NOTE: A printed pattern piece is provided for the flap only. Rotary cutting instructions/measurements are provided for all the other pieces (just cut and sew, no pattern pieces needed).

Suggested fabrics: Waxed canvas for contrast bottom (if substituting regular canvas, additional interfacing may be needed). Waxed canvas, cotton canvas, cotton/linen canvas, denim, home dec for exterior. Medium weight (5-6 oz.) fabric for accent. Quilting cotton for lining.

Fabric requirements: 

Large: 44″ (112 cm) wide fabric: Exterior fabric, 1 yd (0.9 m) // Lining fabric (includes interior pocket), 1 3/4 yd (1.6 m) // Contrast bottom, 1/2 yd (0.5 m) // Accent fabric (includes strap/handles), 1/2 yd (0.5 m).

Small: 44″ (112 cm) wide fabric: Exterior fabric, 1 yd (0.9 m) // Lining fabric (includes interior pocket), 1 yd (0.9 m) // Contrast bottom, 1/2 yd (0.5 m) // Accent fabric (includes strap/handles), 1/4 yd (0.2 m).

Sizing: 

Large: Finished dimensions: 22" W x 14" H x 7" D.

Small: Finished dimensions: 18" W x 13" H x 4" D.

Notions: Fusible woven interfacing (20" wide), 2 1/4 yd for large or 2 yd for small; fusible fleece (44" wide), 3/4 yd for large or 1/2 yd for small; fusible medium-weight interfacing (44" wide), 1 yd for large or 1/2 yd for small; turn lock, approx. 1 3/8" x 3/4"; seam sealant; small scrap of heavyweight interfacing // Large only (for detachable strap): two 1" wide metal D-rings; one 1 1/2" wide metal strap slider; two 1 1/2" wide metal swivel snaps // Optional: purse zipper (for recessed zipper closure), 24” for large or 20" for small; two 8-9 mm rivets and rivet setter; one size 24 metal snap and snap setter for large tote.

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