WOOP! I am so excited to introduce you to the Footloose Tote from the ChrisW Design Minimise to Maximise Collection.

The Footloose Tote by ChrisW Designs

The Footloose Tote is a part of my Minimise to Maximise Video course collection. Designed to be super quick and easy, the Minimise Collection is not like an ordinary PDF pattern. 

Video Course INFO:

The Footloose Tote from the Minimise to Maximise Collection, is presented as a Video Course, for those of you enjoy more visual help. I show you how to make your tote from start to finish. I cover everything from printing your pattern pieces, hardware, interfacing and stabiliser requirements and more. With short and sweet lessons showing you each step of construction, you will never be overwhelmed. You won’t be left wondering how to do something!

Included with your video course is a PDF containing Pattern Notes and Fabric Suggestions, Full materials Requirements List, Cutting notes and a Cutting Chart. Also included are 8 shaped and rectangular pattern pieces, as well as cutting measurements for those that prefer to cut the rectangles with a rotary cutter. You choose! A handy set of cutting labels is included for this purpose.

There is a Basic Instructions Cheat Sheet check list included. This is perfect for use after you have followed the course and made your first tote. Then you need only refer to the videos if you need to, for subsequent totes!

Both Metric and Imperial measurements are included! For printing purposes, the PDF file is provided in both A4 and Letter sizes. Simply choose the file size to match your paper size.


The Footloose Tote is A super easy, super quick and super fun sew! It has handle straps and an adjustable strap for different carrying options. The exterior of the tote features a fun vertical zipper pocket. Inside the roomy compartment there is a large zipper pocket and two slip pockets. The base of the bag is quilted and sports metal bag feet.

Perfect for Sew and Sell!

Finished size at the tallest/widest points:
Approx. 38cm W X 33cm H X 13cm D (15” W X 13” H X 5” D)

Rated Easy

So as always, a great big HUMUNGOUS thank you goes out to my testers….without them CWD wouldn’t be here! It’s impossible to create an error free pattern without proper testing and even then occasionally something slips through… EEK… but I truly believe I have THE BEST testers in the industry! You ROCK ladies!! So, let’s take a look at some Tester Photos:

First up we have Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio:

Daryl's Footloose Tote

Daryl didn’t stop at just one! Here’s Daryl’s second version:

Daryl's Footloose Tote 2

Marilyn of Shades of Bold:

Marilyn's Footloose Tote

Rachel of Tiger in a Tornado:

The Footloose Tote by Rachel


Hjordis's Footloose Tote 2


Vickie's FootlooseMaria of Mia Creates made this one:

Maria's Footloose Tote

Ellen of Things by Ellen got creative with this one:

The Footloose Tote by Ellen

Annie’s Footloose Tote:

The Footloose Tote by Annie

….Sandy of Daywalker Customs:

The Footloose Tote by Sandy

and last but definitely not least is Sue of Dreamscape Studio:


You can watch the Video Trailer here:


I am super excited about the Minimise to Maximise collection because it’s such a FUN sew which is easy for beginners yet also a fantastic tote for those that sew and sell!

So what are you waiting for? Pop over to the website shop, enroll in the Video Course and let’s get sewing!



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