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Ruffled tote bag, basket and organizer

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Author Birdsong Patterns
Price $4.95
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This ruffled fabric tote is perfect for your sewing studio, nursery, or for your little one's Barbie dolls and accessories. Make it as a functional Easter basket! The sturdy 13" x 9" x 5" bag has interior pockets and two optional handle styles, so it works as a tote or basket.

This pattern contains cutting dimensions but no pattern pieces. This is a great pattern for a confident beginner with some sewing experience under her belt, primarily because of the layers - otherwise, all steps are explained and easy enough to follow for a new sewist.

Follow along to 60 step-by-step photos and instructions that show all the steps for making this tote. There are two handle styles included - center handles for a tote, or side handles for a basket.

Some uses for the cute ruffled tote include:
* Storing Barbie dolls and other 12" dolls and all their clothes and accessories. FIts 4 dolls comfortably - an easy way to travel with them to Grandma's house!
* Storing diapers, diaper cream and wipes in a nursery
* Keeping patterns and files handy on your sewing table
* Storing skeins of yarn, needles and knitting/crocheting patterns
* Keeping hand-sewing projects together to take with you on the go

by Mason, Roberta
on November 24th, 2016

Made a really cute picnic basket and also a doll basket!

by Bosma, Laura
on May 31st, 2014

Love the pattern. Adapted it to make it IKEA sized for carrying quilts. 1 yd of fabrics 6" corners cut away.

by Shimick, Leslie
on May 6th, 2013

Awesome pattern! I have made several of these bags and they are just adorable! I even made a couple without the ultra firm interface and used a thin batting. My daughters use these as moses baskets for their dolls! Great directions and illustrations!

by Stephens, Cindy
on June 18th, 2012

Bought this hoping for a granddaughter! We are getting one (granddaughter) soon! Love this bag! Fun times with ruffles!

by Zingelmann, Audra
on April 8th, 2012

Very cute tote! I love making tote and this was no exception! Easy to follow instructions.

by Mcintosh, Jennifer
on March 25th, 2012

This pattern was very easy to follow. Didn't take long and I had a beautiful tote/easter basket. Thanks


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* Sewing machine capable of sewing through layers
* 1/2 to 1 1/4 yards of 44" wide fabric for the outside of the tote (depending on if you have an all-over print or if you want to fussy cut a center design)
* 1 yard of 44" wide fabric for lining and pockets
* 3/4 yard of ultra firm, one-sided fusible interfacing
* 1/2 yard of medium loft fusible fleece
* 1 yard of 1/4" elastic
* Alligator clips or binder clips
* Fabric glue
* Water-soluble or air-erasable marking pen
* Jeans sewing needle (90/14)
* Regular sewing notions and supplies

Optional but recommended:
* Walking foot
* Small amount of fusible web for pockets
* Long ruler, rotary cutter and mat