Kensley Tote Tutorial


This is the full tutorial for The Kensley Tote by Sew Your Patterns. I made my handbag using marine vinyl and home decor canvas. 

This bag features shoulder straps, a large exterior front pocket and a interior zipper pocket. This tote also has some additional features that you can add on to the tote. This includes the option to add an adjustable crossbody strap, a back exterior zipper pocket or an interior slip pocket . You can choose to add a magnetic snap or a recessed zipper closure. I originally wanted to adda recessed zipper however I got carried away with sewing that I totally forgot and skipped over it. 🤭 Thats okay though it totally happens and actually works out since it allows my MacBook Pro to actually fit in the Tote.

Skill level for this pattern:

Beginner with Standard Features or

Intermediate-Advanced with Additional Features

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Sew Your Patterns


Castine Handcrafted


Tools Used:

________________________________________________________________________ Sewing Machines I Sew With: Main Machine:

  • Thor GC 1541s
  • Thor GC1341s Cylinder Arm
  • Juki DDL 5550
  • Thor GT801 Skiver


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