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Noodlehead Explorer Tote

   
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Enjoy filling up the large size tote for an overnight getaway! Or make the small tote size for everyday use.
Special features:

    - front pocket, divided back pocket, and large divided interior slip pocket
    - open top or recessed zipper closure options, flap with closure provides extra security for both
    - large size includes short handles and a detachable strap, small size features over the shoulder straps

Skill Level: Advanced beginner
Approx. Finished Dimensions: 22” W, 14” H, 7” deep - large (18” W, 13” H, 4” deep - small)

Materials needed:
Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.
Size small noted in { }.

    1 yard Exterior Fabric
    1 3/4 yard {1 yard} Lining Fabric (includes interior pocket)
    1/2 yard Contrast Bottom*
    ½ yard {¼ yard} Accent Fabric (includes strap/handles)
    2 ¼ yards {2 yards} Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 - 20”-wide)
    3/4 yard {½ yard} Fusible Fleece (Pellon 987F - 44” wide)
    1 yard {½ yard} Fusible Medium-weight Interfacing (Pellon 809 - 44” wide)
    (2) 1”-wide metal D-rings (large only - for detachable strap)
    1 ½”-wide metal strap slider (large only - for detachable strap)
    (2) 1 ½”-wide metal swivel snaps (large only - for detachable strap)
    24” {20”} purse zipper (for optional recessed zipper closure)
    Small Turn Lock (approx. 1-3/8” x 3/4”  is recommended)

Recommended Fabrics: *Waxed Canvas for contrast bottom. Waxed canvas, cotton canvas, cotton/linen canvas, denim, home dec for exterior. Medium weight (5-6 oz.) fabric for accent. Quilting cotton for lining.
*If substituting fabric types for contrast bottom, additional interfacing may be needed for desired structure (½ yard of byAnnie’s Soft and Stable recommended).

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, turning tool, seam sealant (such as Fray Check), denim or Microtex needle, pinking shears, small scrap of heavy interfacing - Pellon Peltex 71F, (optional) two {one} 8-9mm rivets/rivet setter, (optional) one (size 24) pronged metal snap and snap setter for large tote

Available to re-order

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