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The Motherload Tote

A PDF Sewing Pattern from Cozy Nest Designs

The Motherload Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

She’s the “Mother of all bags”, the versatile large-capacity Motherload tote!  Like so many moms, this bag can go from daycare to dance class and the beach to the ballpark without skipping a beat or leaving anything behind! Finished measurements: 21″ x 13″ x 5 1/2″ (53 x 33 x 14 cm).


  1. Optional extended handles can carry a yoga mat, beach towel, or picnic blanket below the bag and tightened up in D-rings when not in use.

  2. An exterior accessory D-ring offers a convenient place to hang keys, sunglasses, gym membership cards, or just for a bit of bling.

  3. A very large exterior zippered pocket.

  4. Two roomy, separate interior compartments that are easily customized to your needs.

  5. Between the interior compartments are a pleated, zippered pocket and a water bottle sling.

  6. An optional luggage strap will keep your Motherload Tote firmly attached to the handle of pull-style luggage.



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