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Included are two sizes of this versatile bag and your choice of a reversible tote (no zips or snaps) or the zippered version (bottom photo). I designed this with 2 short straps and one optional long strap (for the back-challenged!). Outside are 2 pockets that are perfect for a water bottle and a book, or whatever else you'd like to have handy. Inside, there are 5 pockets of various sizes. And there is a stiff bottom insert to help keep the bottom from sagging. Go to the beach, go to an art class, go to the park, go on a trip, go with your baby! You can pack it all up in this great bag. Sizes are: Large - approx 11" high by 17" wide, or Small - approx 9" high by 15" wide. Both are 4" deep.

** This is a sewing tutorial! Included are 6 pages of instructions (with dimensions for cutting fabric pieces - all rectangular) and 5 photos.

Advanced beginner level (see below for supply list

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Fabric - 1 1/2 yards of 45"wide outer fabric (no nap or repeat)
- 1 1/4 yards of 45" wide lining fabric

Notions - 2 1/2 yards of 20" wide iron-on heavy interfacing
46" of webbing (for handles)
OR use outer fabric (no additional fabric needed)
1 yard of ribbon for tying your bag closed
OR 14" or 16" zipper and 8" of ribbon
Stiff plastic craft canvas (about 5 holes/inch) – 15” x 4”
Optional - For additional across-the-body strap,
40" of webbing or 3"x40" of outer fabric

Copyright © 2006, 2009 - Feel free to sell what you make from this pattern, but please see my shop policies for the particulars.

pdf Sewing Pattern - Reversible OR Zippered tote

$10.00 USD
Please select from the available options


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