The Structured Tote

In this two-part VIRTUAL class, we’ll make a simple, sturdy tote with boxed corners, an inside zipper pocket, and a magnetic snap closure for a clean, professional finish. If you’ve taken Intro to Sewing and are looking for a project with enough detail to take your skills up a notch, this is the perfect project for you! Also great for more experienced sewists that want a fun project or a cute new bag!  Please note that cutting out of pieces is required prior to class.


Recommended Experience Level: Beginner (basic sewing machine experience needed), and great for intermediate and advanced sewists as well!

Students will need to cut out their pieces for this prior to class.  A worksheet will be provided to explain what you need to cut.  If you are concerned about cutting the correct size pieces please check about having a paper template sent to you!

  • 1/2  yd canvas or linen blend fabric for outer top
  • 1/4 yd canvas or linen blend fabric for outer bottom
  • 3/4 yd quilting cotton for lining
  • 1 fat quarter or quarter yard quilting cotton for pocket lining
  • 3/4 yd Pellon 987F fusible fleece interfacing
  • 1 1/4 yd Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex interfacing
  • 1 1/4 yd 1-inch cotton webbing
  • 1 spool of all-purpose thread to match fabrics
  • Magnetic snap
  • 7” zipper (all-purpose or metal) – note: if metal, zip MUST be 7”. If all-purpose, zip can be longer!

* Sewline Glue Pen

You will also need all your basic at home supplies, iron, scissors, pins or clips, seam ripper, sewing machine!

You will also need a laptop, ipad or tablet to connect via zoom. Zoom link to be sent prior to class. You can use a phone but it’s not ideal as the screen is small.

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