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Easy Book Tote & Cross Body Bag for beginners

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Author Get Sewing! with Barbara Edmondson
Price $6.00
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My patterns are easy to follow because I write patterns for beginners!
This simple sewing pattern is easy to follow for any beginner, age doesn't matter. I've written 2 pages of numbered step by step instructions in a large, plain font. I've made diagrams or inserted photos for most of the steps. There are actually pattern pieces you pin to fabric. I don't just say "cut certain sizes of fabric rectangles", like some patterns do. Print out on 8+1/2 by 11 inch paper.

The finished Tote measures about 10 wide x 13 inches tall. (can be made larger or smaller). This bag is fully lined!

Fun fabric sets the mood, choose a novelty print, or sheer organza fabric or netting. You can sew decorations on the fabric before sewing it together, too.

 

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• 1 fat quarter for main fabric
• 1 fat quarter for lining
• polyester thread
• 1 yard ribbon, or twill tape, or strapping
(for handles,) about 1” wide
• If making your own handles, buy another
fat quarter or ¼ yard fabric
• For Cross Body Bag flap, 8x10 piece
of fabric (can come from handles or
pocket fat quarter)
If you want an outside pocket,

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