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The large zippered bag can be made two ways – as a flat tote bag or as a dimensional bag with a flat bottom. To make the bag with a flat bottom, simply fold the bottom corners of the finished tote bag up to the sides and sew a large button to each of the corners. The size of the finished tote bag is 20” wide by 18” tall. The size of the bag with a flat bottom is 20” wide by 13 1/2” tall by 8” deep. The bag is made with a simple lining that is sewn to the wrong side of the front and back before assembling the bag. Straps are made from the same material as the lining. Heavyweight fabrics are recommended. Instructions are included for sewing a leather or fabric rectangle and a button to the front of the bag for an embellishment.
This five page PDF e-pattern includes a materials list, measurements for fabric rectangles, detailed instructions written in English, and clear step-by-step photographs.
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Copyrights protect this pattern from being reproduced in any media format to be resold. Permission is given for the pattern to be used to make and sell the finished bag in limited quantities.
45” to 60” Heavyweight fabric – 5/8 yard for front & back of bag, 1 yard for lining & straps (decorator fabric was used for front & back of sample – cotton duck cloth was used for lining)
2” x 3” leather rectangle or a 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” fabric rectangle for front embellishment
Buttons – one 1” flat button for front embellishment, two 1 1/8” buttons with shanks (these are only needed if making a bag with a flat bottom)