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Opposites Attract Tote

Format PDF (Download Only)
Author Cottage by the Pond
Price $8.00
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Unique “Opposite Applique” Design
*Fat Quarter Friendly*

- Your finished bag will be approximately 11” wide x 8.5” high.
- Straps are 14” long and have an approximate 6” drop.

Our quilted tote bag pattern is the perfect size for an iPad, and will also hold eReaders, small books, even a sewing project. Easy to make closure (with directions for button or snap), fully lined with soft flannel and large interior pocket, plus padded straps for comfort. You could also easily use this small bag as a makeup case, or as an attractive way to carry a few art supplies or a journal around…

An alternate colorway is shown on the cover to illustrate how cute this bag looks in both bright and funky colors and modern fabrics as well as rich earth tones. Use your imagination to play up the alternating leaf halves – stripes would look great, or even subdued batiks!

This ePattern is recommended for beginners and beyond. Assumes basic sewing skills and knowledge of how to make a buttonhole (but instructions for a sew-in snap are also provided). Incorporates simple piecing techniques and raw edge applique, assumes basic knowledge of quilting.*

You will receive one 13-page ePattern in PDF format, via email, that includes:
- materials list and detailed cutting diagrams
- easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial-style instructions heavily illustrated with full color photographs of the finished product and various steps in the process
- to-scale pattern pieces to print (no need to enlarge, just print and sew!)
- Think green! To save paper and ink, and to be good to the environment, we have provided a duplicate of the text only Instructions in this pattern at the end of the PDF file for you to print. You can refer to the illustrations online if you’d like (as printing in color on an inkjet printer can be costly).

*Note: These are downloadable instructions and pattern pieces. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.

by Mason, Roberta
on November 24th, 2016

Fun bag!

by Dixon, Gina
on October 7th, 2013

Great pattern

by Gammage, Catherine
on July 31st, 2013

Clear instructions, I like the idea of being able to use just three fat quarters - Now I just have to practise my appliqué skills !!

by L. Wolfe
on June 29th, 2013

Love it. So unique.

by L. James
on April 11th, 2013

Fantastic unique design. Love it.

by West, Rebecca
on April 9th, 2013

Love the design. Can't wait to make this

by Withrow, Debbie
on January 4th, 2012

This is nice but I want to try making a bigger version. I like bigger bags to carry everything to work.


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Just 3 Fat Quarters (if your fabric is directional or you want to fussy cut, you may need more yardage), muslin, batting, fusible webbing, fusible interfacing, buttons or sew-in snap, and basic sewing supplies such as: sewing machine, ruler, cutting mat, rotary cutter, scissors, thread, iron, walking foot, etc.

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