Professional Tote Pattern by The Creative Thimble
The Professional Tote Pattern also makes a great bag for traveling.
There is a pleated pocket on each side of the tote to hold a bottle of
water, umbrella, magazine, baby bottle or cellphone.
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.
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
Customer Review -
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. The Soft and Stable is PERFECT for this tote. It stands up on its own without being too heavy, and my BERNINA sewed through 3 layers of decor bond and 2 layers of Soft and Stable like a champ. I used a jeans needle once I got to the steps that involved that many layers, and lengthened my stitch length to 2.7 on the really thick stuff, but overall I had no issues sewing through all of the layers. I just took it slow.
The New In-R-Form from Bosal works so well with this pattern!
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
ZIPPER BY THE YARD
Basic Kit: Décor Bond Interfacing, Zippers, 1 Magnetic Snap, 4 Purse Feet, 1 Swivel Hook, 4 Rectangle Rings, Webbing for Handles