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The Big Easy Expanding Tote Bag Pattern

  • Model: WPC1233
  • Brand: Whistlepig Creek Productions


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The Big Easy Expanding Tote Pattern opens up to a larger size by un-snapping, unbuttoning, and un-zipping! This tote bag has convenient double handles and a front flap. Finished size can open up to 18"W x 12"H x 13"D and there are optional directions for a zipper.



Materials Needed:

  • 1 ½ yard main fabric
  • ¼ yard accent Fabric A for outside pocket
  • 2/3 yard Accent Fabric 2 for pocket lining (this shows at the top of pocket)
  • ½ yard handles (can be same as Accent Fabric 2)
  • 1 ½ yard lining fabric
  • 1 ¾ yard fusible fleece Pellon Thermolam Plus
  • 5 yards fusible woven interfacing Pellon SF101 (Omit if you want a softer bag)(Reduce if your interfacing is wider than 20”)
  • 1 large decorative button for front tab optional
  • (2) 1 1/8” buttons
  • 3/4” Velcro
  • 16” separating zipper or longer - optional
  • 2 magnetic snaps for sides (you can substitute velcro or sew ties for sides if desired)




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