Mini Tulip Tote Pattern, PDF handbag pattern



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Mini Tulip Tote PDF Pattern by Sarah Markos

This stylish little tote is the size of a small purse. It is the perfect sidekick when you just want to carry the essentials. It has a wide base so it stands up by itself. The top opens up wide and stays closed snugly with 2 magnetic snaps. It is surprisingly roomy even though it is small. There are 2 pockets on the inside to organize your small items. The handles are sized to hang on your forearm, but you can lengthen them if you’d like. My favorite thing about the Tulip Tote is the ruching on the sides. I just love the texture it creates.

This pattern is written for a Confident Beginner to Intermediate level sewist.

Finished Dimensions:
7” tall X 14'' wide X 4'' deep.
16’’ Handles with a 7 1/2’’ drop (“drop” is the distance from the top of the bag to the top of the handle).

Fabric Requirements:
1 yard quilting cotton for exterior and pocket
solid, tone on tone, or small print
1 yard quilting cotton for straps and lining
18’’ x 26’’ sheet of fabric covered foam batting for interfacing, ie: byAnnie’s Soft & Stable ™
Alternative interfacings:
needle felted fleece, such as Thermolam, fused to a heavyweight interfacing
automotive headliner fabric
1 yard heavyweight fusible interfacing for the handles
You will only use 2 inches of this in 2 (1’’ x 36’’) cuts.
Small Scraps of medium weight fusible interfacing

To learn more about this pattern and see the tester bags visit my blog Blue Susan Makes.

See my other listings if you are interested in purchasing an actual Mini Tulip Tote handbag.

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5 out of 5 stars

Made this handbag and it turned out cute. Not as difficult as one might think.

Patricia Silverman Jul 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely pattern. I made this in a day. I made it in the 6 month size for my 5mo and it fit really well. It’s an easy pattern to adapt the way you want, too. I switched the colors (black for stripes, yellow for body) and put the button closure on the front instead of the back. It’s absolutely adorable. My son seemed to like it too!

Taylor Harris Oct 16, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Super easy pattern! I didn’t realize how big the large bat is but I love it! I have made one large bat and several small bats. They come together pretty quickly! Not sure what I will do with them all but having a good time making a whole bat family.

Ashley Aug 13, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Love this tote! Everyone who has seen her, wants one, too! Thanks sew (ha) much! Ellice

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Mini Tulip Tote

elliceblay Aug 12, 2015