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The Steeltown Tote, PDF Sewing Pattern

The Steeltown Tote, PDF Sewing Pattern

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This is a digital PDF pattern, not a physical product.  The pattern will be available for download after purchase.

The Steeltown Tote is a beginner sewing pattern for those interested in bagmaking.  The tote can be made in two sizes, and includes an option for a contrast bottom.  With step-by-step instructions and full colour photos, this pattern will show you how to make a bag that is uniquely yours.  Let's get sewing!

Difficulty Level: Beginner

This is a measure-and-cut pattern.  All pattern measurements are in inches (imperial).

Finished Dimensions: 

Small Bag: 13" by 10" by 3"

Large Bag: 13" by 13" by 4"

PDF patterns are final sale, no returns or refunds.

This sewing pattern is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced, printed or sold without the author’s permission.  The purchaser may sell bags made from this pattern, but only on a small handmade scale.  Please credit the Steeltown Tote by Hammerstitch Bags in your product listings and social media posts.

See below for material requirements.

Bag Features

-long straps that can be worn comfortably over the shoulder

-option for a contrast bottom

-fully lined

Material Requirements


Exterior: 0.5 yards 10-13oz waxed canvas, quilting cotton, or linen blend.

Contrast Bottom: 0.5 yards of waxed canvas (or one fat quarter if using cotton or linen).

Lining: 0.5 yards of cotton-linen canvas, or quilting cotton


1.5 yards of 1” or 1.5" wide strapping such as cotton or nylon webbing


2 yards of fusible woven interfacing such as Pellon SF-101 (based on 20” wide)

OR 1 yard of interfacing for the lining only, if you are using waxed canvas for the exterior. Waxed canvas does not require interfacing.

Tools & Supplies

Cutting mat, rotary cutter, acrylic ruler, fabric scissors, wonder clips, iron, fabric pen, point turner, seam ripper.

Size 90-14 or 100-16 (denim) needle, a presser foot for your sewing machine, and matching thread.


4 small (6mm post) double cap rivets for strap reinforcement

Double cap rivet setter and anvil.

Hammer or mallet (I recommend a bakelite mallet).

1/8” drive punch or rotary punch for making holes in the fabric.

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