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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.


© Copyright 2011 Barbara J. Campbell Edmondson, all rights reserved. Copying or distributing this pattern is NOT permitted.
RESTRICTIONS—You may copy this pattern to reduce or enlarge, but for personal use only, not to give my pattern away. Please refer others to purchase their own. Thank you.

You may make bags from this pattern by yourself to sell at local craft fairs and to friends, but you may not mass produce or sell online on the internet. Please give credit to the pattern designer (Get Sewing with Barbara Edmondson).

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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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