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Here’s the Sew and Stow Small Shopping Tote Bag FREE tutorial and pattern from the allpeoplequilt.com website. The designer is Melanie McFarland.
Because the designer made these small shopping tote bags with no batting then they can easily roll up for stashing in your bag or car. This makes them super handy when you are out and about! Keep a couple in the glove box of the car for when you stop off at a farmers market, or stop in at the store on the way home and pick up a few things.
When you have finished making your very own Sew and Stow Small Shopping Tote Bag it will measure approximately 26½” by 18″ by 4″ including the handles.
What’s needed to make a Sew and Stow Small Shopping Tote Bag:-
- ½ a yard of each of two different fabrics (handle, handle lining),
- ½ a yard of fabric (bag body, tie),
- ¾” long piece of ½” wide hook-and-loop tape,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
Please note that yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42″ of usable fabric width.
The designer says that measurements include ¼” seam allowances unless otherwise stated. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.
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