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Purchase this digital product and receive a link to the YouTube video of the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop featuring leading designer, tutor and craft expert Svetlana Sotak and her wonderful Cumbria Tote Bag workshop.


The wonderful Svetlana Sotak is back, hosting a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop where you get to make her BRAND NEW Canvas Tote!…


Once you have purchased this product, the PDF document you will receive contains a link to the private-access video on YouTube


Introduction by Svetlana:-

Hi there! I really hope you'll come and join me in my next CraftyMonkies workshop, in which we’ll be making a fabulous, roomy Canvas Tote Bag! The bag finishes at 13’’ wide on the bottom x 12’’ tall x 6’’ deep and would make a wonderfully sturdy shopper or a weekender Tote. Believe me when I say: "You're going to love it!!!"


What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • What materials work best for this lovely Canvas Tote Bag

  • How to use a two slider Zipper and how to add fabric tabs to each end for a professional looking finish

  • How to install an Inset Zipper to keep all your belongings securely inside the Tote

As always, I’ll share lots of tips & tricks along the way to ensure your finished Tote is as beautiful as possible!


Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Advanced Beginner and higher


Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

FABRIC A (Exterior of the Bag)

Canvas, Essex linen, cotton/linen blend fabric, denim, medium weight home décor fabric

FABRIC B (Lining)

Duck canvas, denim, or home decor fabric


Pellon SF101 or Vlieseline G700 for both exterior and lining of the bag. Use 1 yard of Pellon TP971 or Vlieseline H640 fusible fleece or even Soft and Stable by Annie for the exterior instead if you want your finished bag to be more structured.


#5 two-slider closed bottom zipper or #5 zipper by the foot + two zipper pulls

WEBBING (Handles)

1’’ - 1 1⁄4’’ wide medium weight polyester or cotton webbing


Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

(These fabric requirements are based on 42'' wide fabric)

FABRIC A (Exterior + Inset Zipper) – 3/4 yard

FABRIC B (Lining) – 1/2 yard

MEDIUM WEIGHT FUSIBLE INTERFACING (Pellon SF101 or Vlieseline G700) – 2 yards

#5 NYLON ZIPPER – One (1) x 22'' or longer

WEBBING - Two (2) x 50’’ long strips


Supplies & Equipment required for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Cutting Mat

  • Ruler

  • Rotary Cutter

  • Wonder Clips and/or Pins

  • Disappearing Fabric Marker or Fine Chalk Pen

  • Utility Scissors

  • Fabric Shears

  • Zipper Foot for your sewing-machine

  • 90/14 Needle for your sewing-machine

  • Standard pressing and sewing supplies

  • Good quality Polyester Thread - Svetlana's favorite is Guttermann

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Svetlana's Pattern - essential for this class will need to be purchased in addition to this video recording. You can buy it here for approximately £8 (or equivalent in your currency)


Sizing Guide relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

The finished size of your Canvas Tote Bag is: 13’’ wide on bottom x 12’’ tall x 6’’ deep




Video of Workshop: Svetlana Sotak - Cumbria Tote Bag!

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