The Topaz tote is an expandable zipper gusset tote that is perfect for when you just need a little extra! With the zipper closed it serves as a shoulder bag, but converts to a tote in a zip! No more having to change bags for a little extra room!
With an optional cross body strap, a recessed zipper top closure, and a lining with both a slip and zippered pocket, this is a bag that can do it all.
The Topaz is designed with an intermediate bag maker in mind. A maker should be comfortable sewing zippers and several layers of materials. This can easily be made on a domestic machine, depending on materials used.
This listing is for a PDF pattern, and not a finished product. This pattern includes all pattern pieces and full color photo illustrations to walk you step by step to create this bag.
12” W x 11.5” H x 5.5” D (closed)
16.5” W x 11.5” H x 5.5” D (open)
-1.5 Yard Exterior Main Fabric (non-directional fabrics are recommended.)
Scraps Vinyl/Cork or non-fraying material
-0.75 Yard Contrast Fabric for Zipper Gusset (non-directional)
-1.75 Yards Lining Fabric
-6 Yards Woven Fusible Interfacing (such as Pellon Shapeflex 101)
-0.5 Yard Fusible Fleece
-(1) 28” #5 Zipper
-(1) 14” #3 Zipper
-(2) 1.5” Swivel Hooks
-(1) 1.5” Adjustable Slider
-(1) 10” #3 Zipper
-(2) 1.5” O rings or Triangle Rings
-(1) Metal Zipper end (or make fabric zipper tab)
-(2) 8mm Double Cap Rivets or Chicago Screws