Beginners Sewing Kit: Make a tote bag


Make a tote bag from vintage fabric sewing kit

Generously sized tote bag with a large gusset, fits in lots of shopping, books and of course fabric supplies!
Final bag measures approximately 25 x 35cm (body, not inc straps) with a patch pocket on front of bag.
Includes paper pattern plus full instruction booklet suitable for beginners. (printed on FSC approved paper)
Enough vintage fabric to make bag
Strong cotton webbing straps in co-ordinated colour
Packaged together in a gift box
Great gift for a beginner to advanced sewists
Betty Tote bag is also available as a downloadable pattern and instructions

Choice of fabric:
Black cotton canvas with black straps
Cream / Ecru cotton canvas with ecru straps
White, red, yellow cotton vintage barkcloth with white straps

Please note the photos of the plain bags are not quite correct – the pockets included will be vintage barkcloth, the same fabric as the barkcloth kit. I have lots other fabrics if you would prefer a lucky dip vintage fabric for the pocket – send me a message with your colour choice and I’ll choose one for you.

The kit includes:

  • Paper pattern
  • Step by Step instructions (suitable for beginners)
  • 100% Cotton canvas deadstock fabric or vintage floral barkcloth (see choices below)
  • co-ordinating thick cotton straps

Please send me a message with your order to let me know which fabric choice you would like. Choose from the following:

Sewing thread, dress maker pins not included. Basic sewing equipment required.

Suitable for beginners to more advanced sewists

Fabric is vintage fabric, has been washed ready to sew. It is good quality. Zip is deadstock (industrial wastage)

Great for a gift – packaged in a drawstring bag made from organic cotton with my Olive Road logo printed on the front
Free delivery within the UK, 2nd class post. is included within the UK and competitive rates Internationally.

Free postage on Olive Road sewing kits – use the code kits on check out

Other designs available – Zipper pouch, vintage style apron, cushion cover, drawstring kit bag.

Also available as a digital pdf download. Or as part of a set of accessories patterns (printed).




Beginners Sewing Kit: Make a tote bag – includes Pattern, Instructions, choice of vintage fabric  and co-ordinated trims

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Shipping & Payment

  • Taken securely via PayPal. No payment information is received or stored by Olive Road London Ltd.
  • Wrapped in tissue in a recycled plastic mail bag, your parcel is posted via 2nd class post within the UK.
  • Free postage on Olive Road sewing kits – use the code kits on check out

  • Upgrades to first class and special delivery options available, please get in touch.
  • £10 Flat rate postage within Europe – other countries please email to place your order.
  • Olive Road London is an independent online fabric shop specialising in vintage and pre-loved fabrics. Buying vintage is a fun way to recycle and prevents textiles adding to the landfill issue, helping you to create a sustainable product or outfit with a vintage style.

Returns, Terms & Conditions

If you change your mind about your Olive Road purchase or once you receive it, it isn’t what you expected, don’t worry, I accept returns and issue a refund with these conditions:

  • You have within 24 hours of ordering to change your mind and cancel your order before I dispatch it. I will issue a full refund as long as it is before the item has been dispatched.
  • Once the item has been dispatched, you have 7 days in which to contact me to let me know you no longer want the item or you have changed your mind.
  • You then have a further 7 days in which to send it back to me.
  • As soon as it is returned and I am happy with the condition I will issue a refund.
  • The customer pays for the return shipping (postage) costs. No returns for customers outside of the UK.

Please find Olive Road London’s full terms and conditions here. Along with my privacy policy

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