Caravan Tote by Noodlehead

A sturdy tote bag with multiple interior pockets and an exterior zipper pocket.

Pattern: Caravan Tote
Designer: Noodlehead
Categories: Handbags
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Canvas, Duck Cloth, Denim, Quilting Cotton, Twill, Leather
required fabric: 3 3/4 yards
Digital Sewing Pattern$9.00
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The Caravan Tote by Noodlehead is a tote bag you'll reach for again and again as you head out the door. Not too small or too large, it's perfect for running errands or storing projects you want to carry with you. The pockets and interior lining allow you to mix and match fabric for contrast and there's even a knitting needle pocket with yarn guides for your knitting or crocheting projects.

The Caravan Tote pattern also comes with a bonus zippered pouch that you can use inside of your tote to keep small items from disappearing. Alternatively, use to store jewelry, makeup, or small desk items.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 32
Copy Shop Version Included: No
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

SizeAll Sizes
Tote (height x width x depth)14 x 14 1/2 x 5
Pouch(height x width)7 x 10 3/4

Fabric Required (yards)

SizeAll Sizes
Exterior Fabric - 44" Wide (Tote and Pouch) 3/4
Exterior Fabric - 44" Wide (Tote only) 1/2
Contrast Top/Pocket Fabric - 44" Wide 1/2
Zippered Pocket Lining Fabric - 44" Wide 3/4
Lining Fabric - 44" Wide 1/2
Lining Center Panel Fabric 1/2
Interior Slip Pocket Fabric 1/2
Handle Fabric 1/4
Fusible Woven Interfacing - 20" Wide2 1/4
Medium Weight Interfacing - 44" Wide1

Recommended Fabrics

  • Canvas
  • Duck Cloth
  • Denim
  • Quilting Cotton
  • Twill
  • Leather

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Grommets
  • Interfacing
  • Magnetic Snaps
  • Snaps
  • Thread
  • Twill Tape
  • Universal Needle
  • Zipper

Optional Supplies

  • Cotton Webbing

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

I omitted the small front pocket as I didn't want to hide the bird print.