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Back To Basics Tote Bag pattern

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Here’s a beginner-friendly easy-to-sew purse pattern with lots of options to add your own style thanks to the unique color blocking design. We can see why this pattern is one of this designer’s most popular ever.

The Back To Basics Tote Bag is meant for everyday use. It’s a practical, multi-purpose bag suitable for carrying books, documents, a small laptop, etc.

All the techniques that the designer has incorporated into this bag project are easy and straight-forward, so it’s definitely a beginner-friendly project. The best feature is the front and back pockets, they are perfect for storing your phones, cards, keys or other small personal items.

Back To Basics Tote Bag pattern

Unlike most tote bag designs the exterior of this bag is without a side seam.
What we really like and what is most unique about this bag is the combination of pieces in various fabrics. It’s perfect for a color blocking scheme, patchworking and scrap-busting projects too.

You can really make a feature of the seaming and stitching lines.

Back To Basics Tote Bag pattern

This bag pattern is suitable for a confident beginner bag maker who has basic sewing skills and has completed a few simple bags.

When you have finished making yourself a Back To Basics Tote Bag it will measure approximately 13″ (30 cm) high by 12″ (25 cm) long by 4″ (7 cm) wide.

You will need the following tools to complete this project = a sewing machine with a normal foot and a zipper foot, scissors / rotary cutter, iron, seam ripper, ruler, chalk, pencil, pins, clippers, a spool of matching thread, double-sided tape and fabric adhesive.

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