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This VERY POPULAR pattern is suitable as a FIRST SEWING PROJECT.

3 pages in all, 2 pages full of clear, large print, step by step instructions with drawings.

Skills covered: finding fabric grain, cutting straight, measuring & pinning folds, sewing straight next to fold, ironing, inserting elastic and cord.

This bag opens very wide when you lay it down. It would be great for the beach, groceries, or transporting a quilt or blanket, books, carry to a sleepover party. Two sides have elastic. The other two sides are drawn up in by the cord, which you can spread out wider when you set it down.
What fabric would you choose? Imagine college logos! You could patch fabrics together, like denim squares from old jeans.

This is a pdf file that you can download after payment.

You can print it out on 8.5x11 inch paper. Be sure to set to print "actual size" and not "fit" or your pattern will not be correct sizes. Also, be sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader (which you can download for free

* By purchasing this pdf pattern, you are agreeing to not sell this pattern, distribute it for free, make copies, or in any way imply that you are the author/designer.
You have my permission to print it for yourself. Not permission to email to others or make copies for others. You have my permission to make up and sell your finished items.

I've been teaching sewing for over 4 years. Most of my student make this bag, no matter their age. I design patterns for beginners to learn from.

See comment section for these comments:
"This pattern was awesome!So easy I think I will make more for Christmas Thanks!!" and another: "Great pattern.Easy to read.Fast delivery.Thank you"
Barbara Edmondson with grand daughter.

Huge Tote Bag Pattern download - Easy to read for Beginners of all ages to sew

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