Carpet Tote Bag FREE Pattern – Making Bags From Unusual Materials

Carpet Tote Bag Free Pattern

This carpet tote bag is wide enough to carry a large tablet or a laptop.  It has a detachable pocket for your phone, wallet or sunglasses.

It has a pocket in the outside which is nine inches wide and deep enough for an iPad. It has the possibility of being worn as a crossbody messenger. Or, as a handheld tote bag.

Materials For Your Carpet Tote Bag

  • One yard of flooring material felted, cotton or wool, Scuba fabric, PVC, leather or vinyl
  • Rayon thread or leather thread
  • Glue for PVC or leather depending on what you are using
  • One wide tape zipper (1 3/8″ or 1.7cm) x 9″ (23cm)
  • Four rivets
  • Two press snaps
  • One and a half to two yards of silver or gold chain or make your own straps
  • Two lobster claws

Tools

  • Hammer
  • Snap press tool
  • Size 16 or jeans needle
  • Teflon foot (for sewing leather or vinyl)
  • Zipper foot
  • Walking foot (optional)
  • Speedy Stitcher, industrial machine (optional) or a home sewing machine capable of sewing thick material.
  • Rotary cutter with a small blade or craft knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Tailor's chalk or erasable ink pen

You might want to check this Round Tote Bag Using Cord.

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