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Motherload Tote Bag

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$7.99

When only the biggest bag with all the features and pockets will be enough, we bring you the Motherload Tote. Space for everything, and lots of clever ideas and options.

Description

She’s the mother of all bags, the Motherload tote! Like you, this mom can go from daycare to dance class, and the beach to the ballpark without skipping a beat or leaving anything behind!

Here are her features:
-Optional extended handles can carry a yoga mat, beach towel or picnic blanket below the bag and tightened up in d-rings when not in use.
– An exterior accessory d-ring offers a convenient place to hang keys, sunglasses, gym membership card, or just for a bit of bling.
-Very large exterior zipped pocket
– 2 roomy, separate interior compartments that are easily customized to your needs. For example, if you carry wet swimsuits, stitch one up in laminated fabric.
– Between the interior compartments are a pleated, zipped pocket and a water bottle sling – mom’s got to stay hydrated!
– An optional luggage strap will keep your Motherload Tote firmly attached to the handle of pull-style luggage

Sizing info:
A roomy – 21″ x 13″ x 5 1/2″ (53 x 33 x 14 cm)

The pattern:
-23 pages (12 pages of instructions, 10 pages of pattern sheets**, 2 pages of cutting labels)
-a thoroughly tested design given the thumbs up by my amazing test team
– links to online tutorials for the trickier bits
– metric and imperial measurements
-quality line drawings and concise, detailed instructions
**rectangle-shaped pattern pieces are measured out based on dimensions

Materials needed: (abbreviated, see the pattern for full requirements)
Main: 1 1/8 yards for exterior.  Suggested: light to medium weight home decor or quilt weight cotton
Contrast: 1 1/2 yards for handles and lining. Suggested: light to medium weight home decor or quilt weight cotton
Fusible Fleece: 5/8 yard (45″ wide) 
Medium-Weight Interfacing: 3 1/2 yards (20″ wide)

NOTIONS:
1 – All-purpose or heavy weight zipper – 22″(56cm) or longer for top closure
1- All-purpose zipper 8″(20cm) or longer for interior pocket
1 – All purpose zipper 18″(46cm) or longer for exterior pocket
D-rings or rectangles – to fit 1″ (2.5cm) wide handles. 9 – for extended handle design or 1- for unextended handle design
5 1/2 x 14 1/2″(14x37cm) -piece of plastic canvas for bag bottom (optional)
Option: Use uncovered nylon webbing instead of fabric handles, buy 4 1/4 yards – 1″(2.5cm) wide webbing
Option: Make a luggage strap to secure your bag to the handle of pull-style luggage (for extended handles only) – purchase 2 swivel hooks-to fit 1″(2.5cm) wide strap

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

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