Zipper Crop Tote PDF Purse Pattern - EASY DIY Tutorial - Laptop Bag Instructions



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Zippered Crop Tote Laptop Bag PDF Purse Pattern – Easy to follow Instructions

This easy-to-make tote is big enough to carry a huge stack of 12 x 12” paper, page protectors, or any 12 x 12 material. It can carry your craft supplies or a laptop or yarn or gym clothes! The pattern includes lots of color photos, rotary cutting and step-by-step assembly to make it EASY! It also includes paper patterns for you to print out and use if you don’t want to rotary cut!

Learn to add a zipper the EASY way!! Instructions include how to make the outside of fabric strips or one solid piece of fabric.

29” Straps (74 cm)
11” Drop (28 cm)
13” wide at bottom (33 cm), 4” deep (at bottom / 10 cm), 15” high (38 cm)
16” zippered opening (41 cm)
2 Hidden Inside and 2 Hidden Outside Pockets 5” wide (12 cm) x 7” high (18 cm)

Fabric Requirements:
Outside Fabric – 1/2 yd or 18 – 2.5” x 20” strips
Inside Fabric – 1/2 yd
Band & Strap Fabric (includes pockets) – 1/2 yd
Heavyweight Fusible Interfacing (Pellon Decor Bond) – 1 yd
18” – 20” zipper
Permanent Fabric Glue (Unique Stitch)

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

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The pattern may not be duplicated in any manner unless for your personal use. You may use this pattern to make and sell bags 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 32 years. Your pattern is a 15-page, thorough instruction with lots of color photos that has been tested by beginning sewers! There are 4 pages of paper patterns to cut out the pieces if you don’t rotary cut.

Please convo me if you have any questions.

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

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5 out of 5 stars

Great design, clear instructions, can't wait to start!!

Reviewed by Anonymous Mar 30, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Completed beautifully because of excellent instructions!

Bettina Ward Sep 30, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Terry Sep 18, 2022

4 out of 5 stars

I am sure this is a great pattern that I may use someday but it does not meet my needs right now. I needed a pattern that had the pockets that hold the notepad as separate pieces since I wanted to use a different fabric for them. This one wraps the top around in a fold and so that is not going to work for me now.

mbvalentine Sep 8, 2022

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