Carried Away Totebag PDF Sewing Pattern


A large, versatile totebag that is great for a day trip or a weekend away. Features zipper panel closure, shoulder straps, and front pocket. Totebag is especially durable when sewn with canvas, outdoor fabric or other heavyweight fabrics.


Our Spring 2015 collection was inspired by wind, and the fun things in life that are powered by wind – kites and sailboats. So we wanted to design the perfect boat tote, something large, versatile and durable. And it just so happens that if you design a fabulous boat tote, it might just be so versatile that it also makes a great overnight or weekend bag that even fits perfectly into the overhead bins of an airplane.

The outer bag features a super modern and fun V-shaped front pocket, which is perfect for dropping your keys or phone into for quick retrieval. The long shoulder straps are attached to the bag and then threaded through buttonholes on the outer bag and zipper panel. And the zipper panel closure keeps all of your stuff safely inside.

The Carried Away totebag is especially durable when sewn with canvas, outdoor fabric or other heavyweight fabrics. The finished size is about 16” tall, 31 ½” wide and 10” deep.

You can check out more about this pattern on our blog:

We also offer a free additional hack to make the bag in quilting cotton:

Morning After

This is a PDF pattern with 12 pages and over 75 color photos to help you every step of the way. PDF files are available via instant download once payment has been verified. Pattern also includes a one page addendum if you decide you want to sew the bag with quilting cotton.

Material List:
For 44/45” Wide Fabric:
⅞ Yard Outer Bag Center Panel, Pocket and Zipper Panel (Fabric A)
1 ¾ Yards Outer Bag Side Panel, Bottom, Pocket Top, Binding and Strap (Fabric B)
1 ½ Yards Lining (Fabric C)

NOTE: If using directional prints, you may need to buy more fabric than stated.

¼ Yard Pellon Peltex Two-Sided Fusible Ultra Firm Interfacing (72F)
⅛ Yard Pellon Craft Fuse Interfacing (808)

1 – 30” Zipper

Items made from this pattern may be sold in limited quantities by independent crafters only. Please credit “Wives of Whitewood Pattern” in all sales.

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