Straightforward construction techniques, making this bag a quick and easy sew.
And if you are a sewer who is wary of zippers, then you don’t have to be, as throughout the pattern you are given detailed and comprehensive instructions and diagrams to make adding the zipper/s an easy and stress-free experience.
The finished sizes of the Classic Carryall Handbag & Tote are as follows: Handbag size is 8″ wide by 10 3/4″ high by 5″ deep. Tote Bag size is 10″ wide by 12 3/4″ high by 6″ deep.
The exact amount of quilting cotton and interfacing that you will need will depend on whether you choose to make the slightly smaller handbag size or the slightly larger tote bag size.
What you will need to make the Classic Carryall Handbag and Tote bag
Optional: Bag Feet (1/2″ size) – Handbag: Four required, Tote Bag: Five required
Optional: Firm Fusible Stabilizer (for bag feet) (i.e. Pellon’s Peltex #71F) – 3″ x 3″
Coordinating Zippers – Handbag: One chunky/long pull zipper 16″ long and two dress zippers 6″ long; Tote Bag: One chunky/long pull zipper 18″ long, one dress zipper 6″ long and one dress zipper 8″ long