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The Leah Tote is a large tote bag with a divider for a water bottle up to 40oz! It is an intermediate level pattern however a confident beginner can certainly tackle the project to improve their sewing skills.


The exterior can be made from cotton, cotton canvas, faux leather or genuine leather. All one exterior fabric can be used or a contrast fabric can be used for the bottom, piping, handle connectors and handles (crossbody). The interior features a built in divider for a water bottle, umbrella, a set or workout clothes, or whatever you need to tote and keep separate from your valuables. The main compartment is an 11" section is just like a completed bag that can hold a wallet, cell phone, and all of your other essentials. It features an interior zipper pocket and slip pocket. The finished dimensions are 15" W x 11" T x 4 1/2" D.


Materials List

1 yard of material for the exterior (if you are using vinyl, faux leather, or cork, this is 2-18” rolls). If you want to use contrasting fabric, one 18” roll of main and one 18” roll of accent fabric.

1 yard of woven interfacing if you are using cotton, cotton canvas or other similar weight fabric for the exterior.

1 yard of lining material

1 yards of woven interfacing if using cotton, linen, or other similar fabric for the lining

18” of 36” wide Decovil Light stabilizer

5” of 36” wide Decovil Heavy stabilizer

2 ¼ yards of 3/8” to 1/2” cording



1 – #5 zipper cut to 14”

1 – #5 zipper cut to 9”

2 – 1” D-rings

4 – 1” Rectangle or O Rings

2 – 1” swivel clasps

1 – Slide adjuster

1 – Zipper End

  • – ½” swivel clasp (optional key fob)

Rivets (optional for slip pockets)

Purse feet (optional)

Edge paint as indicated (optional)


As always, please email me with questions at Most of all have fun and enjoy your Leah Tote!


Happy Sewing!


The Leah Tote

SKU: 795276771272
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