Truffle Tote ~ PDF Pattern - CloBird Designs
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Truffle Tote ~ PDF Pattern


This ADVANCED BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE bag is the perfect tote to take on travel or carry for business. At 16″ wide, Truffle will fit magazines, most laptops and file folders. The ingenious center divider is anchored on all 3 sides so nothing will go sliding where it doesn’t belong.

Truffle boasts 7 separate locations to store everything you need. With a hidden zipper pocket, front snap pocket and slip pockets, organization is a snap! The detachable crossbody strap has the added detail of snaps for the connectors to keep them secure when the strap is not in use. The connectors then become a handy source for your keys or a babies binky.


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Pattern Description:

A favorite feature of this bag is the size and space to feature a large scale print, embroidery, paper piecing or patchwork. So much room to really make a splash.

As with all CloBird patterns, the instructions are full of color photographs and clear, detailed directions.

You can also find great fabric, hardware and kits in our shop, The Modern Sewist.

As this is a PDF file and downloadable immediately upon purchase, there are no refunds. This purchase is for the sewing pattern only and NOT for the finished bag.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

16″ wide x 14″ tall x 3.5″ deep


1 1/4 yards exterior fabric, 100% quilting cotton (44″ wide) or canvas weight

3 yards lining and contrast fabrics, 100% quilting cotton (44″ wide) or canvas weight

1 yard Flex Foam (20″ wide) OR 1/2 yard fusible fleece for less structured bag

5 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon ShapeFlex101 aka SF101)

16″ x 3″ ultra firm stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71f)

(2) 16″ lengths of 1/2″ polyester boning

2 yards of pre-made piping (optional)

(1) 18″ #5 zipper

(1) 16″ #3 zipper

(1) 10″ #3 zipper

(4) 1 1/2″ strap connectors

Metal zipper end hardware

2 snap sets (optional for crossbody strap)

(2) 1 1/2″ D-rings (for optional crossbody strap)

(2) 1 1/2″ swivel clasps (for optional crossbody strap)

(1) 1 1/2″ slider (for optional crossbody strap)

Helpful Notions & Tools:

Rotary cutter for cutting pattern pieces

Disappearing ink

Zipper foot

Piping foot

Spray adhesive

Wonder Under

Sewing awl and hammer for snaps

Coordinating thread

Topstitching thread


“A very attractive way to carry loads of necessary stuff.”

“The perfect way to organise your life in your bag!”

“If Truffle was around when Mary Poppins was still a nanny, this would be her bag!”

“More storage pockets than a storage locker (and waaaay prettier).”

“If you love order and organization, then this IS THE ONLY PATTERN you will need, ever!”

“Truffles are just as perfect in bag form!”

“A home for everything that usually rolls around at the bottom of your bag.”

“Life is hectic enough with out having a hectic handbag too, make yourself a Truffle!”

“Truffles are delicious chocolates, exquisite mushrooms AND Bag patterns!”