Huff 'n Cuffs Sewing Patterns

Maija Tote with Bonus Opal Handbag Pattern

Regular price $7.00

This download includes two patterns, The Maija Tote and the Opal Handbag as a bonus free pattern.

The Maija Tote

Two Patterns in One!

The Maija Tote includes TWO versions! 

The diagonal zipper pocket with the middle feature panel is the FIRST version. It also comes with the pattern piece to do the feature panel without the zipper pocket.
The SECOND version features a horizontal zipper pocket one side and a large slip pocket on the other side.

Both versions are perfect for that large print you want to showcase. Pattern is written for quilting weight cotton but can easily be made in other fabrics such as vinyl, decor weight or even cork. 

The Maija Tote is a medium to large bag with plenty of pockets; instructions include interior slip pockets and a zipper pocket. Instructions include turning through the zipper pocket. When you purchase the pattern, you will receive a digital zipped file which includes a very detailed pattern with text and diagrams, a photo tutorial and pattern pieces in letter size. As an extra, I’ve also added the larger pattern pieces in A3 size.

The Maija Tote may seem a little daunting to the beginner bag maker, but don't despair. Huff 'n Cuffs has a great Facebook group where you can ask for help any time of the day or night, or email me at and I will get back to you as soon as possible and guide you through the process. 

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Finished Size of Bag: 13" Height, 14" Width, 5" Depth. 

Materials Needed:

Exterior fabric – (approx. 1 yard) quilting cotton
Feature fabric (version 1) – (approx. 20"H by 10"W) quilting cotton
Feature fabric (version 2) – (approx. 20"H by 15"W) quilting cotton
Lining fabric – (approx. 1 ½ yards) quilting cotton
Light to medium weight woven fusible interfacing –  approx. 2-3 yard e.g. Pellon sf101 (amount depends on interfacing being used)
Fusible fleece – (approx. 1 yard) e.g. Vilene 630 or 640, Pellon 987f
2 x 10" (#3) zipper (version 1 &2)
1 magnetic snap
4 x 1" swivel snap hooks (optional)
4 x 1¼" - 1½" O rings

The Opal Handbag Pattern

Like a lot of designers, I am inspired by the 1950’s. With the right fabrics, the Opal takes me back to that time, with a modern twist thrown in. A central horizontal panel allows you to show off your favourite print while matching it with the perfect colour of vinyl or cork fabric. Make a matching Opal for every outfit and event, she is such a quick and easy sew that ends in a stylish result. The Opal comes in two sizes, one small and one large. Pattern is written for vinyl and quilting cotton, but can also be easily made in other fabrics suitable for bag making. Included are step by step instructions with digitally drawn diagrams and pattern pieces. Pattern has instructions for an interior zipped pocket, zipper closure, cute folded handles and optional strap. Check out my Youtube Channel for a video tutorial that accompanies this pattern.

Materials Needed:

Exterior 1 fabric – (approx. ¼ - ½ yard) vinyl, cork, leather
Exterior 2 fabric – (approx. 1/8 – 1/4 yard) quilting cotton
Lining fabric – (approx. ¼ - ½ yard) quilting cotton
Light to medium weight woven fusible interfacing – approx. 1 yard e.g. Pellon sf101 (amount depends on interfacing being used)
Fusible fleece – (approx. 1/8 – 1/4 yard) e.g. Vilene 630 or 640, Pellon 987f
1 x 12" zipper (Small)
1 x 14" zipper (Large)
1 x 7" zipper (Small and Large)
4 x 1" rectangle rings (Small and Large)
2 x 1" O-rings or 1" D-rings, 2 x 1" swivel snap hooks (Optional Strap)


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