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Muerqo Tote (with video)

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$9.00

The Muerqo Tote is a big bag that’s firm and structured with a spacious, pocket-free interior. It includes exterior zip and slip pockets for quick and easy access. And the base is constructed using box corners and the bag is finished with a drop-in lining.

Description

This sewing pattern is ideal for ambitious beginners or experienced sewists who want to try their first big bag. It’s firm and structured with a spacious, pocket-free interior. It includes exterior zip and slip pockets for quick and easy access to your phone or keys, and closes with two magnetic snaps at the top. The base is constructed using box corners and the bag is finished with a drop-in lining. This is my first pattern to use a drop-in lining but I’ve got a great method to show you that I think you’ll love.

The pattern calls for Decovil light for stabilizer. However, many of the testers substituted this with foam or similar stabilizers. The pattern includes step-by-step photo instructions to guide you through the process of making this bag. There’s also a full video tutorial that you can watch alongside the pattern.

Sizing info:
11″ high x 15″ wide x 7″ deep

Skill level:
Ambitious Beginner. You can sell bags made from this design on a home-based production scale.

Full video tutorial included:

Fabric required:

  • 2/3yd Exterior fabric (54″ width),
  • 3/4yd Lining fabric, cotton or canvas (44″ width),
  • 1 2/3yd Medium woven interfacing – SF101/Wovenfuse/G700 (35″ width),
  • 1/3yd Fleece or batting for quilting (35″ width),
  • 1/2yd Decovil light (36″ width),
  • 1/3yd Peltex 71F (35″ width).

Notions required:

  • 11″ No.5 zipper tape & 1 zip pull,
  • 4 x 1 1/2″ (38mm) O-rings,
  • 4 x 3/4″ (18mm) Strap ends,
  • 2 x 3/4″ (18mm) Slim magnetic snaps,
  • 12 x Medium rivets (8mm post).

The pattern:
A PDF digital sewing pattern in English. You can print the pattern at home and follow the step-by-step photo instructions to create your own beautiful tote, or follow along with the video.

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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