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The Aberdeen Tote, PDF Sewing Pattern

The Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen Tote is a large crossbody bag with three exterior and two interior pockets. Add carry handles for more versatility, or keep things simple with just the crossbody strap.  You can also accessorize your bag with a leather keychain tassel.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

This is a measure-and-cut pattern. All pattern measurements are in inches (imperial).  The pattern includes printable templates for leather pieces.  

Finished Dimensions: 

12” tall, 10” by 3” at the base.

12” main zipper opening.

Crossbody strap extends from 33” to 56”.

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 Aberdeen Tote by Hammerstitch Bags in your product listings and social media posts.

See below for material requirements.

Bag Features

-1 exterior zipper pocket                           

-2 exterior slip pockets                

-2 interior slip pockets

-main zipper opening

-adjustable crossbody strap

-leather handles

Fabric Requirements


Exterior: 0.5 yards 10-13oz waxed
canvas or similar weight fabric (based on 60” wide fabric)

Bag Bottom: One 8” by 14” rectangle of faux leather or waxed canvas.

Accent Fabric: One fat quarter of cotton-linen canvas, waxed canvas, or tweed.

Lining: 1 yard of cotton-linen canva, or quilting cotton (based on 44” wide fabric)


-2 yards (based on 20” wide) medium-weight fusible woven interfacing such as Pellon SF-101 if using quilting cotton or cotton-linen blends.

-One 7” by 14” rectangle of fleece or foam interfacing (such as Soft & Stable).

Leather & Hardware


-70” of 1" wide 5-6 oz leather strapping, including one continuous 60” piece for the crossbody strap. 

-50” of 5-6 oz 0.75” wide strapping for the carry handles and keychain tassel.

-an additional 7” of leather in either width for making leather washers.


One 12" and one 10" size #5 metal zippers.

OR size #5 Vinyl zippers-by-the-yard (1 yard and 2 zipper pulls).


(2) 1" Swivel hooks

(2) 1" D-rings

(1) 1" Strap Adjuster (I recommend a
wide-mouth adjuster)

(6) small double-cap rivets (8mm cap, 6mm post)

(12) medium double-cap rivets (9mm cap, 8mm post) 

For the leather keychain tassel:

(1) 3/4” swivel hook

(1) large rivet (10mm post)


Tools & Supplies

Cutting mat, rotary cutter, acrylic ruler, fabric scissors, wonder clips, pins, iron, double-sided tape, fabric glue, fray check, point turner, seam

Size 90-14 or 100-16 (denim) needle, and matching thread

Double cap rivet setter and anvil.

Hammer or mallet

1/8” drive punch or rotary punch for making holes in your
leather and fabric.

1/2” drive punch for making leather reinforcement washers

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