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Cinch Up Tote Bag – free pattern

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Free sewing pattern for this cinch top tote bag. Easy to piece and adapt to any size you like.Here’s a tote bag with a twist – or rather with a cinch. Free downloadable pattern for how to make this easy to piece tote bag with style.  We really like the look of the grommets on this bag and the shaping really sets it apart from a simple tote.  Learn a few new skills and create something a little different today!

Materials needed:

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3/8 yard teal-and-orange floral (bag)
1/4 yard orange-and-teal plaid (bag)
1/4 yard each of orange polka dot and orange print (bag)
1/4 yard orange-and-yellow floral (bag)
3/8 yard muslin (bag casing)
1/4 yard orange-and-brown floral (handles, binding)
1 yard orange floral (bag lining, pocket)
2 yards 7/8″-wide grosgrain ribbon: brown (handles)
4—1″-diameter grommets
22×41-1/2″ thin batting

Finished bag: 17-1/2 x 18-3/4 x 4″. That’s a pretty big bag so adjust the size if needed to make something smaller if that suits you better. And then you’ll need less fabric too.

Download the free pattern for the Cinch Up Tote Bag