It's A Cinch Tote Pattern Booklet

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Finished size = 18 1/2in (W) x 12in (H) x 4in (D) (48cm x 23cm x 10cm) 

Hard copy booklet also includes a web link to the PDF version (so you can reprint at home as many times as you need!)  Printed as a 2 sides per page booklet onto copier paper. 

With it's roomy practical size and smart (but easy-going) looks, this bag is sure to become an often-used everyday favourite. This bag features; 2 handy pockets (one external zip pocket and a lining pocket) an easy to insert zip top and clever cinching straps that make the bag more compact and boxy if desired.

It may not look like it, but this bag design uses an easy to insert zip. This particular zip technique looks professional, it's genuinely easy to do and involves no hand sewing (big bonus!). With its versatile easy-going looks this bag just seems to fit in happily wherever it goes. It looks smart enough for an up-town shopping trip, or for the more stylish student, but it looks just as great at a summer picnic or as a 'loads of things to do, loads of places to go to' kind of bag. Another great feature about this bag is that you can cinch-in the sides to make the bag more compact, this is very useful when you have packed light and you don't want the contents to roll around in the bag (this is great for keeping things like gadgets/laptop under control when you run for the bus!).

Features we love:

  • Great value pattern which includes many (optional) features/techniques 
  • Nice and roomy - easily fits folders & Laptops
  • Easy to install zip
  • In fact, the whole bag is pretty easy to put together
  • Secure external zip pocket
  • Smart preppy looks, but still a relaxed style
  • Cinching straps make the bag more compact.

Sewing Pattern includes 7 pages of clear step by step instructions with plenty of helpful colour photos and instructions for drawing out the simple rectangle pattern.

You can read more about this bag here.

Materials (to shop for materials click on the links):

If you're in the UK and looking for chunky zips try this Ebay seller.

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