Poolside Tote by Noodlehead

A basic, roomy beach or pool tote with exterior pockets and an inner key loop.

Pattern: Poolside Tote
Designer: Noodlehead
Categories: Handbags
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Canvas, Quilting Cotton, Denim, Duck Cloth, Linen, Twill
required fabric: 3 3/4 yards
Digital Sewing Pattern$9.00
Digital Sewing Pattern$9.00


When you're at the beach it's essential to bring all of the basics. You need a tote that will carry towels, water bottles, sunscreen and beach toys. In short, you need a lot of space. The Poolside Tote sewing pattern by Noodlehead is the perfect carryall for all of your warm weather excursions. This large tote has two exterior pockets (option for zippered or slip) and an inner key loop. Sew yours up in a natural canvas with contrasting straps for a tote that coordinates with whatever you decide to wear.

Pattern Previews

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 13
Copy Shop Version Included: No
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Size All Sizes
Depth7 1/2
Width14 1/2
Height14 1/2
Height (including handle)23 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

Size All Sizes
Exterior Fabric (44" Wide)1 1/4
Lining Fabric (44" Wide)1 1/4
Accent Fabric (handles & pocket lining) 3/4
Accent Fabric Facing 1/2
Fusible Woven Interfacing (20" Wide - Pellon SF101)2 3/4

Recommended Fabrics

  • Canvas
  • Quilting Cotton
  • Denim
  • Duck Cloth
  • Linen
  • Twill

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Tailor's Chalk

Optional Tools

  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • D-Ring
  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Topstitch Needle

Additional Notes

This 13-page PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

Lots of pieces to put together, but the final product is sooo worth it!

I thought this pattern was easy to follow (like all of Noodlehead's patterns). The only tricky part was sewing around the curve of the facing.

This is my second time using a Noodlehead pattern and I've been impressed with both. The design is unique and fun. The instructions are very thorough and result in a really professional looking bag. I would totally recommend this pattern!