Charmer Tote PDF Purse Pattern Reversible Shoulder Bag EASY Instructions Tutorial

Charmer Tote PDF Purse Pattern Reversible Shoulder Bag EASY Instructions Tutorial



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Make the Charmer Tote with EASY PDF purse pattern instructions. This tutorial for a reversible shoulder bag tote comes with step-by-step photos and paper pattern.

Electronic instructions for the Charmer Tote, which is REVERSIBLE! It’s a medium size bag which holds everything: a book for waiting in line, an extra pair of shoes, your kid's toys...along with all your daily necessities. It has hidden outside and inside pockets on each side. A button closes it at the top.

This pattern uses rotary cutting and step-by-step assembly to make it EASY! It also includes paper patterns.

The finished size of is 11” wide (28 cm) x 5" deep (13 cm) x 7" high (18 cm) with 20” straps (51 cm) and a 9” drop (23 cm).

Size comparisons of my purse designs:


Fabric Requirements:
Outside - 1 Charm Pack* or ½ yd
Inside Fabric – ½ yd
Band & Strap Fabric – 1/4 yd
Pockets – use Charm Pack (more than 24 pieces) or ¼ yd
Heavyweight Fusible Interfacing (Pellon Decor Bond) – 2/3 yd
Permanent Fabric Glue (Unique Stitch)

*Charm packs are pre-cut 5”x5” collections of fabric.

Use a sharp, jeans, or denim needle when you sew!

You will download the pdf file after your payment is processed. You will receive an email from Etsy with download instructions!

Fabric Requirements are given for the Rotary Cutting method. However the file also includes paper patterns if you'd rather pin and cut with scissors. You may need a little more fabric using this method - layout your pattern pieces carefully!

You will need Adobe Reader to open the pattern. This is available for free download on
The pattern may not be duplicated in any manner unless for your personal use. You may use this pattern to make and sell purses at venues such as Etsy or craft fairs, as long as you are a small (one or two person) business. Please credit Sid’s In Stitches as the designer in your listing and promotional materials. Copyright for the design is retained by me.
You are purchasing a pdf sewing pattern for the purse, not the purse itself!

I have been designing needlework patterns for 28 years. Your pattern is a 13-page, thorough instruction with lots of color photos that has been tested by beginning sewers!

Please convo me if you have any questions.

Check out my shop for some designer-made Charmer Totes!!

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METRIC SUPPLEMENT now available - we've converted all measurements to metric in this supplement. Free with purchase of the pattern

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Petra Ribb Feb 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the pattern! I just love my new tote - added also an extra holder to the handels... /Petra from Sweden

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Carol Melanson Oct 13, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I love this little tote. It's the perfect size and can be used as a purse as well. I have already made several of these and love each one.

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Nancy Jennings Aug 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love the pattern, easy to understand.

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Shirlene Rogers Sep 2, 2015

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