Happy Tutorial Thursday! Last April, I released the Weekend Zipper Tote Bag, and since then several of you have asked for a smaller “child-size” version. The Quilty Weekend Zipper Tote MINI is the most adorable companion bag and I can’t wait to share it with you!
Watch the Quilty Weekend Zipper Tote Mini video here! And for assembly instructions check out the Quilty Weekend Zipper Tote Bag Video. Assembly is identical to the bigger version, it’s just a little smaller!
Watch my video to see the Quilty Weekend Mini-Tote up close and personal!
Get the Quilty Weekend Zipper Tote MINI PDF Pattern here!
The PDF pattern includes step-by-step written instructions along with graphic illustrations to help make this cute pattern a breeze!
This bag finishes at 10″h x 13″l x 5″w, so it’s the perfect companion for the full-size Weekend Zipper Tote! It would be great for kids, and as a fun purse for a getaway or even a sewing retreat!
I also added a pocket to the front, back, and both sides which allows for even more storage space. Plus I think the pockets make it extra cute too, don’t you? And of course, I added a small pocket inside as well.
I also put on regular shoulder straps but thought it would be fun to add an adjustable cross-body strap too. I will show you how to do all of that in the video so don’t worry, it’s super easy!
Fabric & Hardware
I’ve been working on sewing through my stash this year, so I chose some fun fabric that I’ve had around for a while for this project. The top floral print is one from Lakehouse Dry Goods and is one of my all-time favorite prints! I also accented it with a few Pam Kitty Morning fabrics for the pockets and a fun aqua gingham print from Lori Holt’s basics line.
I chose this light pink zipper because I think it complimented the fabrics without being too much, and then some white cotton webbing for the straps. Of course, you can make your own fabric straps as well, but I just like the look of the webbing, and let’s not ignore the fact that it is less work as well!
The cute gold hardware for this bag is from Sallie Tomato. They have a ton of fun patterns, zippers, project kits, and bag hardware. I grabbed a gold bag hardware kit and a rose gold kit and zipper too!
Just to be a little different I folded down the side pockets by 1″. It is totally optional, but I think it gives the sides a little something “extra”. Plus it helps show off that fun gold hardware too!
Finally also used a Moda Fabrics ribbon for my accent ribbon. I love that they come on the Moda fabric bundles, and instead of tossing them, I always keep them for smaller projects just like this tote!
Get the Quilty Weekend Zipper Tote Mini PDF Pattern here!