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Everyday Essentials


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Everyday Essentials by Noodlehead is a pattern collection booklet featuring three modern accessories to sew and use:

  • Wool + Wax Tote
  • Petal Pouch (in two sizes)
  • Minimalist Wallet (in two sizes)

It's packed with full-color photographs, step-by-step instructions and a pattern pullout sheet for all non-rectangular pattern pieces (with no enlarging required!).

  • Book Trim: 8.5 x 11
  • Pages: 24 + pattern pullout sheet
  • Saddle stitched
  • Professionally printed in Wisconsin

Wool + Wax Tote

A classic and sophisticated tote featuring waxed canvas. This simple and elegant tote will look great with anything and will keep your must-have essentials close at hand. A divided front pocket is perfect for stashing keys and a phone. Don’t let the name fool you, this tote is great in all types of fabrics (see recommended fabrics below)!

Special features:
  • divided front pocket
  • interior slip pocket
  • tips for working with waxed canvas
  • links for sources
Skill Level: Beginner

+ Approx. Finished Dimensions: 13” W, 15” H, 3” deep

Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.

  • 3/4 yard exterior fabric
  • 1 yard lining fabric (non-directional)
  • 1/2 yard contrast bottom fabric
  • 2 1/4 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20″ wide)
  • (2) 1”-wide leather handles or cotton webbing, 28” long
  • Optional: (3) 8-9 mm double cap rivets and setting tool

Recommended Fabrics:  Waxed canvas for contrast bottom. Cotton or blended canvas, waxed canvas, denim, wool, twill, home dec for Exterior and Lining. *If substituting regular canvas for contrast bottom fabric, additional interfacing may be needed for desired structure (½ yard of byAnnie’s Soft and Stable recommended).

*If substituting regular canvas for contrast bottom, additional interfacing may be needed for desired structure (½ yard of byAnnie’s Soft and Stable recommended).

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, chalk or water-soluble pen, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, turning tool, size 14 or 16 denim needle


Petal Pouch

A fun-shaped set of pouches that you’ll love to fill with your favorite notions and goodies.

Special features:
  • 2 sizes!
  • Mix and match your favorite prints to make a beautiful gift set
  • Use applique or patchwork to add your personal touch to the exterior pieces.
Skill Level: Advanced beginner

+ Approx. Finished Dimensions: 6¼” high x 10” wide, 2” deep (4” high x 6¼” wide, 1¾” deep for small)

+ Requirements based on 44” wide fabric. FQ=Fat Quarter=18″ x 22″

  • Exterior fabric, FQ (or 1/4 yard)
  • Lining fabric, FQ (or 1/4 yard)
  • Fusible Woven Interfacing (20″-wide), 1/2 yard
  • 10” zipper (6” for small pouch)
  • 1”-wide Twill Tape/Ribbon/Thin Leather, 2 ¼” piece (optional pull tab for large pouch)

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton or blended canvas; denim, twill, home dec, quilting cotton for exterior. Quilting cotton for lining.

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, turning tool, (2) ¼” x 5” scraps of leather/ribbon for zipper pulls, denim or Microtex needle, pinking shears.


Minimalist Wallet

A fun and functional wallet that lets you bring the essentials wherever you go. Sew the regular size or mini! Choose a leather accent or a fabric one for the snap closure for plenty of sophisticated detail. A zippered pocket and card slots keep coins and cards organized, while a long pocket behind the zippered pocket is great for cash (mini and regular) and a phone (regular size)!

Special features:
  • two sizes to sew! Regular size wallet has three cardslots (holds cards vertically), mini has a front cardslot
  • zippered pocket for coins
  • long pocket behind zippered pocket
  • a quick sew that’s great for using up scraps
  • makes a great gift!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

+ Approx. Finished Dimensions: 7 ½ ” W x 4½ ” H {4 ½” W x 3 ½” H mini}

Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.
Mini size noted in { }.

  • ¼ yard (or fat quarter) Exterior Fabric 
  • ¼  yard (or fat quarter) Accent Fabric 
  • ¼ yard Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20” wide) 
  • 4 ½” tall x 7 ½” wide {3 1/4″ tall x 4 1/2″ wide} rectangle Medium-weight Fusible Interfacing (Pellon 809) 
  • 7” {4”} all-purpose zipper
  • (2) size 24 metal snaps {(1) size 16 or 20 metal snap}
  • (optional) leather for Snap Tab approx. 2” x 8” {2” x 5”} rectangle

Recommended Fabrics: Quilting cotton for exterior and accent fabric.

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, pinking shears, turning tool, size 14 or 16 denim needle, snap setting tool, ¼”-wide fusible web tape