New Modern Tote Pattern

Meet Audrey, a modern tote pattern, ideal for everyday style! This pattern is fantastic for showing off your favorite prints, quilted fabric, or even embroidery. Also, I designed this bag to feature our new metal purse handles. The finished size of this bag is 14″ wide, 11″ high, and 2″ deep.


What you'll learn in this pattern:

Included are step-by-step graphics to help make the written directions easier to understand. This pattern features an adjustable crossbody strap, a hidden exterior zipper pocket, an interior slip pocket & zipper closure. Also included are many sewing techniques and tips to help you achieve a quality, finished project. This pattern is designed to help you learn and expand your sewing skills!

Easy Hardware Shopping with Basic Kits

All of the hardware required for this pattern is included in the Basic Hardware Kit 3/4 inch, or can be purchased individually. Each kit is available in five colors: nickel, light gold, antique, gunmetal, and rose gold. There are also optional metal handles and purse feet.

Try our Faux Metal Handbag Zippers by the Yard for this project!

Make four Audrey Bags from one package of Sallie Tomato Zippers by the Yard. Our zippers have a metallic coil, which appears to be metal. Easily make any size zipper you need!


Coordinate the zipper tape color with your fabric and match the nylon coil color with your purse hardware! Easily cut and sew through the nylon teeth, while achieving the professional appearance of metal teeth. Cut the length of zipper you need, when you need it, for minimal waste.

Recommended Fabrics

For the best results, use quilt weight cotton, canvas, denim, or linen for the exterior. Also, I recommend quilt weight cotton for the lining. This bag has a more professional, long-lasting finish if the recommended fabrics are used. In addition, these fabrics have been tested so your sewing machine will have no problems sewing through the thickness.

Share photos of this pattern using #SallieTomato and #AudreyBag. Share in the Sallie Tomato Facebook Group, Instagram, and other social sites! I hope you enjoy this pattern and enjoy sewing this stylish bag!

P.S. If you enjoy my patterns and purse supplies, let your local fabric shop know that I sell wholesale! Thank you for your continued support and for your love of sewing!

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