Blue Calla The Tumbleweed Toiletry Tote – Paper Pattern

The Tumbleweed toiletry tote is a larger-sized bag, with two separate compartments and two top carry handles, making it perfect for organizing and carrying your toiletries and cosmetics while travelling.

The top zipper compartment has a softer body with a metal frame that allows it to open nice and wide, providing a clear view of the contents. Either a single or double pull zipper can be used for the closure, depending on personal preference.

Under the top compartment is a large train case with a zippered mesh compartment in the lid. The train case is more structured with foam interfacing so that it does not collapse under the weight of the top zipper compartment. A double pull zipper is highly recommended to make the train case easier to open and close.


Exterior fabric: 

1/3 yd [0.3 m] quilt weight cotton/canvas (42” / 106 cm wide)
14” W x 12” H [35.6 cm x 30.5 cm] cork/vinyl

Lining fabric:

2/3 yd [0.6 m] quilt weight cotton (42” / 106 cm wide)
14” W x 7” H [35.6 cm x 17.8 cm] mesh


2.5 yards [2.3 m] fusible woven interfacing (20” / 51 cm wide)
1/2 yd [0.46 m] foam interfacing (20” / 51 cm wide) *See Foam Interfacing Tip below
1/2 yd [0.46 m] fusible fleece (45” / 114 cm wide)
14” W x 11” H [35.6 cm x 28 cm] firm sew-in interfacing

Notions and supplies:

(1) set of rectangle shaped wire frames (dimensions: 10” X 3 1/2” [25.4 cm x 8.89 cm]) with 90 degree angles.
(2) metal zipper ends
(1) TRAIN CASE ZIPPER: 30” [76.2 cm] double pull zipper OR 29” [73.7 cm] zipper tape with double pulls (#5)
(1) TRAIN CASE ZIPPER POCKET: 12” [30.5 cm] zipper or zipper tape (dress zipper or handbag zipper will work)
(1) ZIPPER COMPARTMENT: 22” [55.9 cm] zipper or zipper tape (#5) (can be single or double pull) 

You will also need: 

Fabric glue or double-sided tape
Sewing needle for hand sewing
Small screwdriver

MEASUREMENTS: 12.75” W x 8.75” H x 6 3/8” D (32.4 cm x 22.2 cm x 16.2 cm)

SEWING EXPERIENCE: The tumbleweed is best suited for someone with intermediate bag making skills however there is a 3 part video tutorial below if you want to challenge yourself and learn new skills. The first bag will probably take you 6-8 hours depending on your sewing experience.

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By Annie All Aboard! Train Case Trio – Paper Pattern

Take beauty on the go and look stylish while doing so! Whether you’re globetrotting or touring closer to home, you’ll love these stylish cases for carrying cosmetics, jewelry, first aid supplies, and more. Use the larger case for extended vacations … Read More

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By Annie All Bottled Up- Paper Pattern

Pretty and practical, these softly-padded zippered bags with side loop handles are quick and easy to make. ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable gives them great body and stability. Mesh dividers separate and protect essential oils or nail polish in bottles from … Read More

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By Annie Double Zip Gear Bag 2.0 – Paper Pattern

Perfect for toiletries, electronic gear, shoes, and more, these functional bags in three sizes will keep you well-groomed and organized. The double-zippered top opens easily for full access to the roomy interior. Two exterior zippered pockets and two interior slip … Read More

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By Annie Glo and Go – Paper Pattern

Carry your must-have makeup, brushes, tools, toiletries, and more wherever you roam! Fast and easy to make, Glo and Go makes a great gift, too! Men and women, boys and girls — all will appreciate this handy set that makes … Read More

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By Annie Open Wide 2.0 – Paper Pattern

Quick and fun to make, these bags in three sizes open wide for easy access to all your supplies. Binding on the easy-to-install zipper finishes the upper edges and forms a handle and grab tab. Two inner mesh pockets keep … Read More

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By Annie Pocket Packers – Paper Pattern

A functional and easy to make bag with four styles that feature both zippered mesh and zippered vinyl pockets in a variety of sizes. Use them to organize, store, and carry all sorts of treasures. Perfect for organizing personal items … Read More

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By Annie Travel Essentials 2.0 – Paper Pattern

Carry your travel essentials in style with this handy set which includes a hanging organizer and flat iron sleeve. The organizer measures 12″ x 27″ when open and folds to a compact 12″ x 9″ x 3″ for storage. Three … Read More

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Emmaline – Trifecta Zip Bags – Paper Pattern

Trifecta Zip Bags – 6 different sized bags (3 each for 2 different internal wire frame widths). Create gorgeous, toiletry, makeup, pencil or essential oils bags using our smaller sizes, & even use the larger size as a handbag. This set of easy to make bags is a step up from our popular Retreat Bag pattern, with several more options such as accented top and bottom pieces, and handbag straps. Instructions are provided to put the straps on the largest size of each set, but why not add them to all! Suitable for an advanced beginner.

These bags have an “A Frame” shape, wide at the bottom and tapering in at the top. Each bag opens wide, has a structured top shape & includes 2 internal slip pockets.

Includes digital drawings and full size pattern pieces for all shaped pieces. Cutting instructions provided for rotary cutter, ruler and mat to cut handbag straps. Pattern instructions are in both imperial & metric.


Small Set uses 6” wide frames (Use “Style D” frame):

Version A: Width-9” (23 cm) Height- 4 1/4” (10.9 cm) Depth- 3.75” (9.5 cm)
Version B: Width- 9” (23 cm) Height- 5” (12.7 cm) Depth- 3.75” (9.5 cm)
Version C: Width- 11 1/2” (29 cm) Height- 7” (18 cm) Depth- 4.25” (11 cm)

Large Set uses 8” wide frames (Use “Style A” frame):

Version A: Width- 11” (28 cm) Height- 4 1/4” (10.9 cm) Depth- 4” (10 cm)
Version B: Width- 11” (28 cm) Height- 5” (12.7 cm) Depth- 4.5” (11.5 cm)
Version C: Width- 13 1/2” (34 cm) Height- 7” (18 cm) Depth- 4.5” (11.5 cm)



(1) 14” (36 cm) zipperfor each bag from the SMALL SET using “D Frames” OR (1) 16” (40 cm) zipper for each bag from the LARGE SET using “A Frames”. Use (#4.5 or #5 nylon bag zipper, 1 1/4” wide, non-separating) – You can use a longer zipper or zipper by the yard.
(2) Internal Wire Frames for each bag – Style D for bags from the Small set
(2) Internal Wire Frames for each bag- Style A for bags from the Large set.


Exterior Fabric (quilting cotton, light canvas/duck, décor cotton)
Exterior Accent Fabric (quilting cotton, light canvas/duck, décor cotton, light jean, cork, vinyl)
Lining Fabric (quilting cotton or similar weight woven fabric)
Fusible Interfacing – Light-med weight fusible woven – Pellon Shapeflex SF101 (20” wide)
Fusible Fleece – Dense needled fleece such as Pellon Thermolam Plus Fusible TP971 (46” wide) NOTE:If you are using cork or vinyl for the Exterior Fabric/Exterior Accent Fabric, you may choose to leave off Fusible Fleece on those pieces (optional). For a more structured bag: consider substituting sew-in foam stabilizer such as By Annie’s Soft & Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, or adding an additional stabilizer such as Decovil.


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Knot and Thread Design – Hello Pouches – Paper Pattern

The Violet Backpack features one outside zippered pocket—perfect for your phone and keys. Inside, there are three slip pockets. Included in the pattern are instructions for both toddler-sized and adult-sized adjustable straps.

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Sallie Tomato Bette – Paper Pattern

You’ll find lots of uses for the Bette bag! This pattern has been designed to be used as a travel organizer for toiletries, cosmetics, essential oils, art supplies, and more!  It would also make a great lunch bag or small cooler without the organizer or bottle holders. The name of this pattern was inspired by the classic movie actress, Bette Davis.

FINISHED SIZE: 9” wide, 5″ high and 7-1/2” deep

FEATURES: double slide zipper flap closure, top handle, organizer for brushes or cords, removable dividers, elastic 1oz bottle holders, mesh zipper pocket

RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Please review the back of the pattern cover for recommended fabrics. Shop our selection of Cork Fabric or Faux Leather, for a designer finish. We also offer quality Interfacing and Stabilizers

HARDWARE REQUIRED: No hardware is required only zippers!

ZIPPER REQUIRED: This pattern requires a 10″ single slide zipper and a 27″ double slide zipper.. Shop our selection of Zippers by the Yard, to achieve the professional appearance of metal, but with ease of sewing with nylon!

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Sallie Tomato Mason – Paper Pattern

Mason is a versatile bag in two sizes! Use as a toiletry bag, small project bag, snack bag, and more! It is designed with no binding or raw edges. The name of this pattern was inspired by the popular TV series, Perry Mason.

FINISHED SIZE: The mini is 9″ wide, 6″ high, and 4″ deep. The full 12″ wide, 9″ high, and 6″ deep.

FEATURES: unique shape, zipper top closure, grab tabs, and is fully lined


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