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Nelly Tote Bag

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This bag sewing pattern has an unusual vertical pocket on the outside and then also another concealed pocket in the side too. Can sew with one, both or none of course but I'm adding them all! Great for that fabric I've been saving with the large scale mermaid print.

Do you have a very special fabric you’ve been keeping or a fabric with a large scale print that just doesn’t seem to fit well on any of your existing bag patterns? Then Nelly might be just what you are looking for.

With a striking central panel, there is room to show off your favorite fabrics without overwhelming the entire bag with a large scale print. Mix a solid with a featured fabric for a stunning look.

This bag has plenty of pocket options including an unusual zipper pocket on the outside and a hidden pocket too – which is optional. The bag can be made with or without the concealed compartment.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

Height 14 Inch
Width 13 Inch
Depth 5 Inch

Exterior fabric – approx. 1 to 1.5 yards
Lining fabric – approx. 1 to 1.5 yards
Contrast fabric – approx. 1/2 yard quilting weight
Light to medium weight woven fusible interfacing – approx. 2 to 3 yards e.g. Pellon SF101 
Stabilizer – 11/2 inch by 3 inch (3 inch by 3 inch if doing hidden pocket) e.g. Peltex 71f
Fusible fleece – approx. 1 yard e.g. Vilene 630 or 640, Pellon 987f or Soft and Stable Foam
Extra firm non-woven interfacing – 71/2 inch by 11/2 inch e.g. Craftfuse 808 or Decor Bond 809
7 inch zipper
1 magnetic snap (2 magnetic snaps if doing the hidden pocket)
2 x 1 – 1 1/4 inch D rings or O rings
2 x 1 inch swivel snap hooks

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