*Please note this is a kit for the Merchant & Mills Sturdy Tote and does not include the PDF pattern. The link to purchase the PDF downloadable pattern is listed below.
This classic pattern comes from Merchant & Mills, the Sturdy Tote.
A sturdy, lined tote bag with 3 inner pockets. It's very roomy as you can see from the images. The oil cloth was a dream to sew and the finished tote has a soft buttery finish.
Recommendations from Merchant and Mills when sewing oil cloth:
* Use a size 90 needle with a 'Sew All' thread
* Avoid pressing
* Mark with tailors chalk or pencil
All seam allowances are 1cm unless otherwise stated.
Skill level - beginner friendly
Fabric Suggestions - oilskin, dry oilskin, mid-heavy weight cotton canvas or drill, mid weight denim (8-14oz). For linings - mid-weight woven cotton.
Our bundle includes:
55cm Merchant & Mills 'Ginger Biscuit' oilcloth
60cm Woven Cotton lining
Gutermann Sew all Thread colour 000
Gutermann Sew all Thread colour 186
You need to purchase the PDF pattern directly from Merchant & Mills HERE.
The PDF pattern is made up of 19 x A4 pages.