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Here’s a great free sewing pattern and tutorial for the Dual Duty Peek-A-Boo Reverse Applique Tote Bag. The peek a boo elements allow fun feature fabrics to shine through what might otherwise be a plain tote bag.
Unlike traditional applique where the accent fabrics are placed on top of the base, reverse applique positions them underneath—in this case, under a faced edge.
Because this wonderful tote bag is soft, when you are not using it for shopping you can fold it up for easy storage, having it ready for your next shopping spree.
The Dual Duty Peek-A-Boo Reverse Applique Tote Bag is a perfect project for a beginner sewer. The pattern and tutorial were designed by Linda Turner Griepentrog.
When you have finished making your very own Dual Duty Peek-A-Boo Reverse Applique Tote Bag it will measure approximately 14″ by 14″ by 4″.
What you will need to make the Dual Duty Peek-A-Boo Reverse Applique Tote Bag:
- All fabrics are 44″ wide unless otherwise noted,
- 3/4 of a yard of fabric,
- 1/4 of a yard of lightweight cotton lining,
- 5/8 of a yard of tote lining,
- 1/4 of a yard of a print of your choice for applique,
- 1 3/8 of a yard of fusible interfacing 22″ wide,
- 1 1/8 of a yard of double-fold bias tape,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
Click here to get the pattern
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