Noodlehead – Fika Tote Bag – Paper Pattern


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Fika is a Swedish word, meaning ‘to have coffee’. The classic clean lines of this mid-sized tote give a nod to my Scandinavian heritage. The Fika Tote has plenty of features you’ll love, like front pockets, a back lapped zipper pocket, recessed zipper closure and padded pockets. Take this tote on your next visit with friends!

Paper pattern includes instruction booklet with step-by-step instructions and professional illustrations, rotary cutting instructions/measurements for all pattern pieces (just cut and sew, no need to cut out pattern templates!), a label sheet for keeping organised, full-colour cover sheet, all tucked into a resealable poly bag.

Special features:
two front pockets for things you need to keep close at hand
back lapped zippered pocket
optional recessed zipper (it’s optional, but I know you’ll love it!)
makes a great work or student bag, padded interior pockets can accommodate most laptop sizes
Skill Level: Intermediate (this is a fairly straightforward sew, but due to the number of pieces and size of the tote I classify this pattern as Intermediate) an adventurous Advanced Beginner could also tackle this project – just takes a bit of organisation + Approx. Finished Dimensions: 17” wide, 15” tall, 5” deep

Materials needed:
Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.

1 yard Exterior Fabric
1/2 yard Accent Fabric
2 yards Lining Fabric (includes interior pockets)
3 yards Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20”-wide)
3/4 yard Foam Stabiliser (byAnnie’s Soft & Stable (58”-wide) or 2 yards Pellon Foam Flex (20”-wide) or 1 yard Pellon 987f fusible fleece (44”-wide)
(1) 18”-20” zipper (closed-ended or separating) for recessed zip closure
(1) 30” handbag (head-to-head or single pull) zipper for back exterior pocket (will be shortened)

Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight canvas (7-9 oz. weight) or medium weight quilting cotton for exterior fabric. Quilting cotton for Lining and Accent fabric.
Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, glue pen, size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle, turning tool, pinking shears

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