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The Harris Tote Bag PDF sewing pattern. 2 Sizes included

(8 customer reviews)


PDF Sewing pattern for The Harris Tote. Includes patterns for both small and large versions



A sewing pattern for you to create a beautiful roomy tote bag with an extra large zipped security pocket inside to hold your wallet and phone securely. Comes with full size pattern pieces for two size options


Skill level: Moderately easy. A quick make for sew to sell, and great for bag beginners.


Comprehensive instructions with full colour photography throughout walks you through every step of make-up to produce a professional quality shoulder bag. Lots of bag making hints and tips included.


Fully lined throughout, the bag has a flat base and the suggested interlinings mean the bag holds its shape beautifully. The bag has a generous security pocket inside made using an easy zip insertion method.


The small version is great for everyday use, it’s generous enough to hold an iPad and your every day essentials.
The large version is big enough to accomodate books and files or simply your shopping


Approximate finished dimensions:
Small 12 x 10 inches (31 x 25 cm)
Large 14 x 12.5” (36 x 32cm).


I made this example up in Harris tweed, but it is suitable for most medium to heavy weight fabrics including tweeds, denim and furnishing weight cottons.


I also have a Craftsy/Bluprint video tutorial for this bag if you are a member:


14 pages of full colour tutorial style instructions with detailed photos will walk you through making a professional looking tote in no time


❤ Instant Download
❤ Full sized computer drafted PDF pattern included for 2 sizes of bag
❤ All measurements given in inches and cm
❤ Complete, easy to follow instructions
❤ Full colour photos for every step
❤ Relevant sewing tips
❤ A list of material requirements and suggestions
❤ Printer friendly. Prints on US letter size or A4 paper
❤ Size check feature to verify your printer settings


❤ I have a bag making Facebook board for help and support with my patterns and just general bag making chat. You are welcome to join here:


Please note there are 2 PDF files to download. 1 for small and 1 for large sized tote. Instructions are specific to each bag size.


Fabric requirements:

Outer. Medium to heavyweight fabric ❤ Small ¾ yard (0.5m) ❤ Large 1yd (90cm)
Lining. Any lightweight fabric ❤ Small ½ yard (0.5m) ❤ Large ¾ yard (70 cm)
Medium weight fusible interlining ❤ Small ½ yard (0.5m) ❤ Large ¾ yard (70 cm)
Heavy stabiliser ❤ Small ½ yard (0.5m) ❤ Large ½ yard (0.5m)
Zip ❤ Small 9” dress zip. ❤ Large 11” dress zip.
2 leather/faux leather handles






The Harris Tote Bag PDF sewing pattern in 2 sizes. Shopper pattern.


Within a few minutes of payment, you will be able to download this PDF pattern. You will be able to print out the pattern from your own computer. The pattern comes with complete instructions featuring diagrams and photos.
YOU WILL NEED ADOBE ACROBAT TO OPEN THE FILE. You probably already have it, but if not, you can download for free at
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Items made using this pattern can be sold in small scale in your own online store, local boutiques, craft fairs, etc. Start your own sewing business today! Please offer Spencer Ogg credit in written descriptions. Please do not share this pattern with anyone, instead direct them to my shop for their own copy! Thank You!
**Because this is an electronic file, there are no refunds once the pattern has been emailed.**

8 reviews for The Harris Tote Bag PDF sewing pattern. 2 Sizes included

  1. Valerie Carey

    5 out of 5 stars
    A wonderfully written pattern! I’ve already made 4 and love using mine! Also, Diane is super quick to respond and help when you have questions. I highly recommend this pattern!

  2. Joan F

    Great pattern and I followed along with her Bluprint video tutorial too. Excellent, Diane is a great teacher

  3. Jane Greaves

    This is a super bag pattern for a beginner. Instructions are really detailed, makes a lovely bag, I’m thrilled!

  4. evanroames

    Buy this pattern and then take her Craftsy class. Go online to see how this amazing fabric is still traditionally made to this day. Beautiful bag , easy to sew. Only trouble will be choosing which colourway to go with. Very pleased.

  5. Angie Lawrence

    Love this beautiful bag and it’s a bonus it is available in two sizes!

    As a matter of fact I am sewing one right now – and will be using the pre hole punched bag straps also bought from SpencerOgg!

  6. Karen Murray

    Another brilliant pattern can’t wait to use it

  7. Louise Cannell

    PDF downloaded easily. As I haven’t made this bag up as yet, I can’t review further. Love the look of the pattern and appears very clearly set out. Thank you.

  8. Lisa

    Love these patterns! Easy to follow and wonderful priceing!

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