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How to Make a Clydebank Tote

This simple but stunning Clydebank Tote Bag pattern featuring a deep front pocket is the perfect roomy pocket tote bag to sew to carry just about anything you need! Create a one-of-a-kind large tote bag pattern by choosing colorful and coordinating fabrics for the bag, the pocket and the straps, for a chic yet low key custom look. Just by following the free tutorial, you would have it done in no time. 

Materials needed:

  • 1 yard/metre of exterior fabric OR 1-1/2 yard/metre if fussycutting for size large
  • fat quarter of fabric for the exterior side panels
  • 1 yard/metre of lining fabric (please increase to 1-1/2 yard/metre for size large or if fussycutting size small)
  • 1 yard/metre of foam interfacing (By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, Bosal In-R-Form, or automotive headliner; if purchasing Flex Foam, please purchase at least double the amount as it is only 20” wide)
  • 2-1/2 yard/metre 20” wide Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex fusible woven interfacing (medium-weight fusible)
  • Optional: 15” x 6” piece of Pellon #71 Peltex ultra-firm fusible interfacing (for a firm bottom)
  • 20” handbag zipper
  • Two 12” zippers

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