The Albany Project Tote Bag is not big but it is mighty! The designer designed it with knitting and yarn projects in mind but it is perfect as a small everyday tote bag to carry, or for carrying any sort of craft with you wherever you need to go.
1-yard of cotton piping cord for the handles. This just needs to be thick enough to fit into the webbing and leave a bit extra room on the webbing for stitching. Its main purpose is to fill out the part of the handle which is folded and stitched so the size is not critical. Have a rummage in your stash and see what you can use,
Eight antique brass rivets,
A rivet setting tool (or you can use the tools which come in the box with the rivets),
The pattern contains ten pages of detailed instructions plus color photos to illustrate some of the steps. The pattern instructions give links to lots of additional tutorials and tips, for example, if you are new to zipper box pockets. Best of all, there are no templates needed. It is a cut and measure pattern and that means that you only need your rotary cutter, mat, a good ruler, and the PDF pattern. There is no need for printing and sizing.
To download the pattern you should click on the link below.
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Everyone needs (a lot) more than one tote bag. They are a staple pattern in every sewing pattern collection and so versatile and adaptable. Check out a few recent tote bag patterns to sew from our store.