This is the downloadable PDF version of the pattern that you can print yourself. No physical media is provided.
Approximate finished dimensions are: 18″Wide x 15″ Tall x 5″ Deep
The Professional Tote has all the pockets and compartments needed for today’s professional woman. Whether you work in an office or not, this tote has it all. There is a pleated pocket on each side of the tote to hold a bottle of water, umbrella, magazine, baby bottle or telephone. Also, on the front is a zippered pocket to hold your ID and Passport for your airport travel. Behind that pocket is one for your boarding pass.
On the backside is one large pocket for a newspaper. On the inside, there is a large center dividing zippered pocket that holds file folders. There is plenty of room inside for a laptop computer. Several pockets are inside for your business cards, keys, pens, PDA, and more. To finish it off, there is a zipper that will close tight to keep the contents secure. This would also work great as a sewing tote with a place for patterns or books, fabrics and notions.
Let’s not forget about the “professional” diaper bag, with a pocket for all the babies’ needs.(See FAQ’s for information on bag size and zipper size) I sell a very nice heavy weight webbing/belting that I use in most of my totes.
3 1/2 yards of webbing are needed for a Professional Tote. See 1″ Webbing and 1.25″ Webbing. Note: If you make the handles with fabric, you do not need any webbing. I fuse the handle fabric with Decor Bond interfacing.
Fabrics and Notions needed for the Professional Tote:
Main Fabric: 1-1/8 yards
Contrast Fabric: 1 yard OR 1-3/8 yards if making fabric handles)
Lining Fabric: 1-3/8 yards
Handbag zippers: My zipper colors match the webbing colors. You will need one 7″ zipper to match the outside fabric, one 14″ zipper to match the lining fabric & one 18″ zipper to match the outside fabric for the Professional Tote.