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The Spectrum Tote

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Author Cozy Nest Design
Price $6.99
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by J. Duggan
on June 1st, 2015

“This pattern takes a long time to make due to all the small pieces. However, the instructions are very detailed and make the process very simple and hassle-free. The end product is lovely and easily customised to whatever colour combinations you can think of.”

Roomy, practical and stylish - The Spectrum Tote has it all! Perfect as a shopping tote, book bag, or just for everyday! The pieced exterior lends itself to a huge variety of looks and is equally lovely quilted or not. Inside you'll find a magnetic snap, a zippered pocket and 2 rounded slip pockets.

Finished size:
18w x 15h (26" with handles) x 4”d
46 x 38 (66 with handles) x 10 cm

Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

This pattern is what I call a Pattern Plus+! In this pdf you will find hyperlinks to online photo tutorials and extras!

33 pages - 10 pages of instructions with illustrations
20 pages of pattern sheets (to be taped together to make full size pattern pieces) Note: Some pieces will be measured and cut
2 pages of cutting labels (can be made into stickers by printing to1 x 2 5/8"mailing labels)
Includes hyperlinks to online photo tutorials for many steps and a bonus project
Imperial and metric measurements included
Easy to understand instructions and illustrations

Copyright

© 2014 S. Gido. All Rights Reserved. This pattern may be used to create items for commercial sale in small quantities. Credit to Cozy Nest Design and website address, must appear prominently on each item or online listing. To manufacture large quantities, contact cozynestinfo@cox.net. No portion of this pattern may be distributed mechanically, electronically, or by any other method for commercial or personal use.

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Notions & Equipment

1 - 9” (23cm) Zipper
1 - Magnetic snap
18" (46m) - 1/4" (1cm)Fusible web tape (optional)
Heavy-weight needle
Temporary marking pen
Walking foot (if quilting bag-optional, but recommended)
Coordinating thread
Basic sewing and cutting equipment


abrics & Interfacing

Exterior Fabrics: Suggested fabrics: Quilting cotton or light-weight home decor
Primary Fabrics: 5 - 1/4 yard (23cm) cuts - 44"(112cm) wide or 5 fat quarters - for 5 bottom pieces of exterior
1/2 yard (46cm) - 44"(112cm) wide OR 2 fat quarters - for exterior handles

Contrast Fabric: 3/4 yard (69cm) - 44"(112cm) wide- for contrast strips on exterior and binding for handle opening

Lining Fabric: 1 yard (91cm) - 44"(112cm) wide

Pocket Fabric: 11x19" (28x48cm) remnant or 1 fat quarter
Medium-weight Interfacing*: one-sided fusible - 4 1/2 yards (4.11m) - 20”(51cm) wide - for stabilizing exterior quilt -weight cottons
Suggested Interfacing: Shape Flex (SF101) from Pellon

Medium-weight Canvas*: 1 yard (91cm) - 44"(112cm) minimum width - for interlining
Suggested Canvas: Drill canvas (found in the utility fabric section of Joann)

Ultra-firm Stabilizer or Plastic Canvas (optional): 1 - 14 x 4"(36x10cm) piece - to stiffen the bottom of the bag.
Suggested Stabilizer: Peltex (#70 or 71F) by Pellon (a double layer may also be used)

*If you plan to quilt this bag, you only need 2 yards of the medium-weight interfacing. You will also need
2 - 20 x 32"(51x81cm) pieces of fleece, batting or Soft and Stable from byAnnie's. If you use the Soft and Stable, also forgo the medium weight canvas interlining.

by J. Duggan
on June 1st, 2015

This pattern takes a long time to make due to all the small pieces. However, the instructions are very detailed and make the process very simple and hassle-free. The end product is lovely and easily customised to whatever colour combinations you can think of.

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