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Denver Tote Bag

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The Denver Tote comes in two sizes and not only does it make a perfectly stylish everyday tote bag, but it also works great as a project bag as well thanks to the drawstring top.

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This is an easy, beginner-friendly pattern that comes together pretty effortlessly in very little time, especially when one uses leather handles as I did. You can, of course, substitute webbing handles, or you can make your own fabric handles (instructions on how to do that are included with the pattern).

Pattern features:
drawstring closure
magnetic snap closure
interior slip pocket
instructions on how to make your own fabric handles

The pattern:
Please note, this is a MEASURE AND CUT PATTERN meaning all pattern pieces are cut using cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler. No templates are needed to make this bag. You will receive 9 pages of clear, easy to follow step by step instructions and color photos to make this bag.

Sizing info:
large – 11” wide on bottom x 12” tall x 6” deep
small – 9” wide on bottom x 10” tall x 4” deep

Skill level: beginner

Materials needed to make a large Denver Tote :
fabric A (exterior) – 1/2 yard
fabric B (lining) – 1/2 yard
fusible Interfacing – 1 yard
(2) 3/4” wide leather for handles – 21” long
16 – 18 mm magnetic snap
(2) 3/8” wide cotton ribbon – 45” long

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.


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