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Here’s a great sewing pattern for a large tote bag purse, which you can carry by hand or carry over your shoulder. The designer has given you several options to choose from that make it easier for beginners. This Vacation Tote Bag is perfect for a day out.
Don’t you love having a fresh new bag when you are heading out on vacation? Even better is a fresh new bag handmade by YOU! Vacations can be as simple as a day at the park or as fabulous as an exotic beach, but either way, a new bag always makes it better.
We think you will love making this modern take on the classic tote bag. Measuring 15″ by 14″ by 8″, this roomy tote will fit towels, snacks, books, sunscreen, water bottle, and so much more!
Beginner sewers will particularly love the straightforward directions from the designer and the more simple base option. More advanced sewers will love mixing their favorite fabrics and the sturdy base option with interior binding that gives their bag some extra structure. All sewers will love how quickly everything comes together so that you can get out the door and start your vacation early!
The exterior of the Vacation Tote Bag features two big side pockets, a cut out center, sturdy handles, and optional side snaps.
The pattern offers several options for the lining including a zipper pocket. The designers recommended materials for her project are quilting cotton for the exterior with fusible interfacing, and sturdy duck cloth for the lining.
The bag uses a 1/2 yard of quilting cotton, a fat quarter of quilting cotton, and a 1/2 yard of 54” duck cloth or similar. There is very little waste with this pattern!
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