Approximate finished dimensions are: 18″Wide x 15″ Tall x 5″ Deep
The Professional Tote has all the pockets and compartments needed for
todays professional woman. Whether you work in an office or not, this
tote has it all. There is a pleated pocket on each side of the tote to
hold a bottle of water, umbrella, magazine, baby bottle or telephone.
Also, on the front is a zippered pocket to hold your ID and Passport for
your airport travel. Behind that pocket is one for your boarding pass.
On the backside is one large pocket for a newspaper. On the inside,
there is a large center dividing zippered pocket that holds file
folders. There is plenty of room inside for a laptop computer. Several
pockets are inside for your business cards, keys, pens, PDA, and more.
To finish it off, there is a zipper that will close tight to keep the
contents secure. This would also work great as a sewing tote with a
place for patterns or books, fabrics and notions.
Let’s not forget about the “professional” diaper bag, with a pocket
for all the babies’ needs.(See FAQ’s for information on bag size and
zipper size) I sell a very nice heavy weight webbing/belting that I use
in most of my totes.
Use a Jeans Needle
We use Purse Feet in all our professional bags
The pattern calls for Decor-bond as the interfacing, but I already knew that I wanted to use Soft and Stable to stabilize the outside of the bag as well as the center zipper pocket so that my laptop would have a nice cushy home.
soft & stable
Webbing 3 1/2 yards of webbing are needed for a Professional Tote
Fabric Adhesive spray
Batting Seam Tape
Shape Flex Interfacing
Peltex one sided fusible
Iron Shoe Fits over your Iron plate
Here is a link to the Creative Thimble blog and some info on a separating zipper for the bag top