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My patterns are easy to follow because I write patterns for beginners!
This simple sewing pattern is easy to follow for any beginner, age doesn't matter. I've written 2 pages of numbered step by step instructions in a large, plain font. I've made diagrams or inserted photos for most of the steps. There are actually pattern pieces you pin to fabric. I don't just say "cut certain sizes of fabric rectangles", like some patterns do. Print out on 8+1/2 by 11 inch paper.

The finished Tote measures about 10 wide x 13 inches tall. (can be made larger or smaller). This bag is fully lined!

Fun fabric sets the mood, choose a novelty print, or sheer organza. You can sew decorations on the fabric before sewing it together, too. This makes a great halloween trick or treat bag.

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 beginning sewing for 5 years to ages 8 and up to adults. I see the need for clear instructions with good diagrams for beginners.
Barbara Edmondson with grand daughter.

Pattern, Book Tote or Cross Body Bag, Lined, download, Easy sewing pattern for beginners of all ages

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