Santorini Tote sewing pattern - easy to sew zipper top tote

The Santorini Tote has been updated with new sizes and lots of options including security pockets. Make handles or straps (or both)- the goal is to make the bag customized to you. I've had it tested multiple times once again, just to make sure it's easy to understand for all levels of Sewists.

The PDF pattern is here in my Etsy shop.

The printed booklet pattern is coming soon- ask your local shop to carry my patterns if they don't already. I've had a lot of positive feedback regarding beginner sewists being able to follow my patterns- and THAT is exactly my #1 goal. I want everyone to be successful. 

Susan's bag is super duper chic and classy!  Find her AHHmazing bag making skills on her IG feed @skh51

 Buzy Bette's bag is so beautiful in this fabric- she added extra pockets inside plus quilted the outside in squares around the Asian Beauties. She's another Bag Making Wizard! Find her makes on her IG feed @buzybette.

The Santorini Tote is a large zipper closure bag perfect for making your next getaway. Pattern comes with two sizes (regular) and (large). 

This digitally drawn pattern includes step by step instructions, diagrams, and photos walking you through sewing this bag.

Finished regular size bag with boxed corners is approx 18" x 13" x 5"
Finished large size bag with boxed corners is approx 20" x 14" x 5"

If you make the regular size bag, two fat quarters will make the exterior. This is all you "waste"---(but actually you can use those scraps for zipper tabs later).
 One fat quarter = one exterior side

For this bag I made it with two fat quarters of DRAGON fabric (one is eye balls). It's now my Daughter's Piano bag. I found this amazing fabric at Blue Bar Quilt shop in Middleton,WI.

Trina went WILD like the badass she is and made three Santorini Totes--outfitting them for friends who knit! Or crochet. Or make poms. They're so gorg in her patchwork style! Find her mad sewing skills here @trina_peterson.

You can sew this tote in nearly any sort of fabric- quilting cotton, vinyl, cork, upholstery fabric, canvas, duck cloth, leather... My key tip is to interface it as instructed in the pattern. Interfacing makes a WORLD of difference--not only in appearance but also in strength.

This is vinyl croc iridescent fabric. Incred right?!!

OK...there are more tester pics out there but I'm going to drip feed them for extra drama! Extra--I love that and how the teens are using it these days. Bahahahhaa. I think I might be a smidge "extra". 

If you have any questions please email me or reach out on IG. 
I'm @sewhungryhippie. 

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  1. The directions are so easy to understand and the pictures so helpful. Thanks for writing such a great pattern. My friends all want one now!!

    1. Thanks so much for making this bag! Yours is gorgeous!

  2. This bag turned out great! I added my daughter initial so she can take it to nursery. Thanks!

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