Garden Tiles Bag: Large Tote PDF Sewing Pattern


Garden Tiles Bag: Large Tote PDF Sewing Pattern by Sarah Markos - Blue Susan Makes
 Hello Sewing Friends! I am excited to announce the release of my latest PDF pattern, the Garden Tiles Bag!! It's a twist on a classic, large tote bag without the boring, boxy look. Gathered side panels give it a cute shape and those big side pockets come in so handy. You can make this!

Garden Tiles Bag - call for pattern testers

Tote Bag Features

- Perfect size for travel, shopping, or even a diaper bag. - Lots of pockets inside and out to keep you organized, including a zipper pocket! - Large side pockets on the outside are just the right size to keep a water bottle, cell phone, and keys within easy reach.
- Wide, comfortable straps stay on your shoulder and easily slip on with one hand.
- The bag stays closed with a simple-to-install magnetic snap. 

Finished dimensions

13 1/2’’ tall x 16’’ wide x 4” deep
27’’ Handles (12 1/2” from shoulder to bag)

Pattern features

- 22 pages of step-by-step photos and instructions. Including cutting labels to keep you organized.- Instant PDF file download after purchase.
- Use your quilting skills on the quilted panels and pockets.
- Customize the interior pockets to fit your needs.
- Put your favorite fabric on the front panel or design your own mini quilt to be featured there.
- The design possibilities are endless!

Garden Tiles bag inside view

Find the Garden Tiles Bag PDF pattern in my Etsy shop 

Garden Tiles Bag

Why "Garden Tiles"?

The center panel was originally designed as a way to show off my favorite floral fabrics. The flowers in the shape of “subway tiles” made me think of a brick wall with flowers climbing up. The pattern includes options to sew the "Tiles" onto the center panel or use you can choose just one fabric and add some quilting. You could also substitute a 11’’ x 17’’ mini quilt of your own design or for the center panels.  So many design possibilities, you'll want to make more than one.

Fabric Requirements

  • 5 Fat Quarters (or ¼ yard each) of different prints for the Tiles on the Exterior Front Panel

  • 1/2 yd - Exterior Front Panel & Exterior Side Pocket Lining - Choose a Solid for the “Tiled” front panel or print for a plain quilted panel.

  • 2/3 yd - Exterior Side Panels & Handles - solid or tone on tone fabric

  • 1/2 yd - Exterior Side Pockets, Zipper pocket, & Interior pocket trim - coordinating solid

  • 1/2 yd - Lining - coordinating print

  • 1/2 yd - Interior Pockets & Exterior Side Pocket Trim - coordinating print

  • 1 yd Polyester Felt by the bolt (at least 56’’ wide) or fusible fleece (Pellon 987f)

  • 1 1/4 yd (20’’ wide) medium weight fusible woven interfacing - such as Shapeflex

  • 28 inches of 1’’ wide elastic

Additional Supplies

  • 1 zipper 7’’ or longer

  • 3/4’’ Magnetic snap

  • 2 safety pins or bodkins

  • Thin piece of stiff plastic for magnetic snap reinforcement (See General Notes)

  • Turning tool (if making Tiles)

  • Fabric Marking pen

  • Rotary cutter, mat, & ruler

  • Binding Clips

  • Walking foot, optional for quilting and sewing the multiple layers together more easily

  • Seam Guide for quilting, optional

  • Glue Stick, optional

Garden Tiles bag pocket detail
The side pockets are my favorite part!

More Photos from my Pattern Testers

A BIG thank you to my pattern testers and editors!! They were so helpful.  Check out all the fun color combinations they came up with! 

Sewn by Odette Dubuc

See the full Reel on Instagram @betsybubblegum

Sewn By Betsy Naragon

Sewn by Betsy Naragon

I hope these inspire you to make your own Garden Tiles Bag!

Find the Garden Tiles Bag PDF pattern in my Etsy shop 

Bye for now and Happy Sewing!

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