Tudor Bag

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


This large tote bag is formulated to give you lots of options, so that you can pick and choose which details to add to your bag for the ultimate in customization! Written for the confident-beginning sewist in mind, I will walk you through several skills and purse hardware installation. I recommend that you read through all instructions before beginning, and feel free to mark down on your pattern which details that you’ll be adding to your bag. This will also help you gather the exact supplies that you’ll need before getting started. A choose-your-own sewing adventure! Have fun with it!

The pdf pattern includes 24 pages of sewing instructions, complete with 58 step-by-step color photos.

Click here to read more details about this sewing pattern, and to see photos of all the tester bags!

Finished Size: 13-1/2” long x 12-1/2” tall x 5” deep




Supplies (supplies listed will make all options as given in the pattern, unless otherwise noted)

  • 1 yard of Exterior Fabric (I like using quilting cotton or decorator-weight fabric; will need slightly less if not fussy-cutting)
  • 1 yard of Lining Fabric (or 1-1/4 yard of directional fabric)
  • 1-1/4 yard of Solid Fabric for the straps/accents
  • 1/2 yard of By Annie’s Soft and Stable, available at local quilt shops or on-line
  • (Soft and Stable is a 1/8” thick, foam sew-in interfacing; one of my testers also recommends automotive headliner fabric in place of the Soft and Stable; you can also substitute a needled fleece fusible interfacing for the Soft and Stable, such as Pellon #TP971F Thermolam Plus fusible interfacing)
  • 3 yards of 20” wide Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex fusible woven interfacing (or medium-weight fusible interfacing)
  • 14” x 5” piece of Pellon Peltex #71 fusible one-sided Interfacing (optional: for a sturdy bottom)
  • 4 metal purse feet (optional – find purse feet in my shop here)
  • Two 1” metal d-rings (optional: for shoulder strap)
  • Two 1” metal swivel clips (optional: for shoulder strap – find the swivel clip in my shop here)
  • 1” metal slider (optional: for shoulder strap)
  • 9” or 10” regular zipper (optional: for front zippered pocket)
  • Either a 14” regular zipper   –OR–   a 1/2” magnetic snap (for closure of the bag) – I highly recommend zip closure
  • Optional: Basting Tape or Elmer’s glue/glue stick, for easy zipper installation


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Sewn items made from Sew Sweetness sewing patterns may be sold by the home sewist at craft fairs and on-line.

This listing is for a pdf pattern, not the actual finished bag. Upon purchase, pdf sewing pattern will be immediately delivered to your e-mail address.

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Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 6 x 9 x .5 in
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4 reviews for Tudor Bag

  1. sheryl

    Cute back..been looking for one with a zipper across the top. Is the pdf pattern ready now for downloading?

  2. Tracey (verified owner)

    I am looking for a pattern for a 17.3 laptop. This one seems to have the most features I am looking for but is a bit too small in the length. Would it be hard for me to make it a bit bigger? It looks like the side pieces are separate so I could just cut front and back a bit wider? I am an experienced sewer.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Catherine Clarke (verified owner)

    Love this bag! Lots of pockets and a shoulder strap, just what I wanted. I suggest to anyone making this that they reinforce the tops of the inside pockets so they don’t pull out with use.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chaz (verified owner)

    Awesome bag. My first attempt at bag making and everyone loves it. Gonna have to make many more now!

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