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Muerqo Tote

Digital Sewing Pattern
THIS LISTING IS FOR A DIGITAL PATTERN in English which will be emailed to you immediately after purchase.

What's included?
Digital PDF file with 18 pages of photo instructions showing how to sew your tote
Handy cutting chart and pattern pieces to print at home
A full video tutorial available on my YouTube channel
Instant download after purchase
All measurements are imperial (inches)

Skill Level

ambitious beginner


PDF files for your personal use only. You can make bags using this pattern on a home-based production scale.


Full Video Tutorial

Jo goes through each step as she shows you how to make this tote bag.

This sewing pattern is ideal for ambitious beginners, or experienced sewists who want to try their first big bag. It's firm and structured with a spacious, pocket free interior. It includes exterior zip and slip pockets for quick and easy access to your phone or keys, and closes with two magnetic snaps at the top. The base is constructed using box corners and the bag is finished with a drop-in lining. This is my first pattern to use a drop-in lining but I've got a great method to show you, that I think you'll love.
Exterior zip pocket
Exterior slip pocket
For the exterior fabric I recommend canvas, cork or vinyl. Your chosen fabrics should be suitable for the capabilities of your sewing machine and your sewing experience.

For the lining fabric I recommend quilting cotton or light weight (300 denier) waterproof canvas. If using waterproof canvas, omit the woven interfacing.
11" high x 15" wide x 7" deep
You can sell products made from this design on a home-based production scale.

Immediately after purchase, you will receive the following files:

PDF file including step by step photo instructions and printable pattern pieces (Letter paper format for those in the USA & Canada, A4 paper for those outside the USA & Canada)
A0 file - for print shop and projector use only

This pattern does not include SVG files for use on cutting machines.

This is NOT a finished bag. This is a digital sewing pattern to download and print at home to help you create your own bag. This digital file is for your personal use and that of your family only and is not to be shared or reproduced. See full terms and conditions.

Acrylic templates are available to purchase from:

Kallosphere in the UK
ARC Expressions in the USA
2/3yd Exterior fabric (54" width)
3/4yd Lining fabric, cotton or canvas (44" width)
1 2/3yd Medium woven interfacing - SF101/Wovenfuse/G700 (35" width)
1/3yd Fleece or batting for quilting (35" width)
1/2yd Decovil light (36" width)
1/3yd Peltex 71F (35" width)

11" No.5 zipper tape & 1 zip pull
4 x 1 1/2" (38mm) O-rings
4 x 3/4" (18mm) Strap ends
2 x 3/4" (18mm) or 1/2" (14mm) Slim magnetic snaps
12 x Medium rivets (8mm post)

As this is an electronic product, we cannot process refunds or returns as it cannot be returned once delivered. This pattern, once purchased, is not to be shared or reproduced in any way.

Downloads are limited to 10 per file as a precaution to stop bots from sharing download links. If you need your download limit refreshed, please email us and we’ll be happy to sort it for you. Got a question? Check the FAQs page, or email us at

When you purchase access to Digital Products you are purchasing a non-transferable, non-exclusive right to access the information for your personal use only. You may not publish or share the digital products or your login details with anyone else. The copyright for this pattern belongs to Country Cow Designs Ltd. It is therefore illegal to reproduce or share the pattern with others, or claim it as your own design. This includes using the pattern to teach classes or for any other commercial use. If you wish to use one of our patterns to teach a class, you must contact us for consent first and each student/attendee must purchase their own personal copy of the pattern.

To make this bag you’ll need to use various tools/equipment. You should only use tools that are well maintained and that you are competent at using. I recommend reading and following the safety instructions provided by the manufacturer of each tool. This pattern does not include safety precautions for the use of tools, so you are responsible for the safe use of any tools you use. If in doubt, seek guidance from an experienced professional of the tools you are using or contact the manufacturer directly. You are responsible for ensuring that you have a safe and suitable working environment. The instructions in this pattern are suggestions only and you are responsible for ensuring that you can carry out the suggestions safely without causing injury or harm to yourself or others. You are also responsible for ensuring that your sewing machine and other equipment are capable of carrying out the suggestions. I cannot be held accountable for damage caused because the tools used are unsuitable.

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