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Screen It Up

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Author SewMichelle
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by L. Anderson
on April 12th, 2013

“Love the zipper to be able to close the very durable”

This adorable tote bag will make heads turn every time you carry it. Everyone will want to know where you got it and if you will make one for them. The colors and themes that can be used to create this bag are limited only by your imagination. The bag is a perfect for birthdays, graduation, teachers, bridesmaids or anytime you need a special gift to impress.

The zippered top is a breeze to install with my easy-to-follow instructions and will finally make you conquer the fear of putting in a zipper. The detail of the handles and the clean finish on the inside of the tote will make it look as though a professional made it.

Finished size is approximately 16 ½” x 14” x 5 ½” deep.

Although I use embroidery on my samples, they are not my designs and are NOT included in this pattern. I do however, provide the information on where to purchase the designs.

I have taught sewing classes for many years and understand that sometimes it is easier to explain things with a picture (for those of us who are more "visual" learners) so I have loaded my pattern with more than 60 pictures to walk you through step by step. It will make it seem as though I am right there with you to guide you, when working on this precious tote bag. I have also included a "Sewnopsis" for your convenience. What is a Sewnopsis? Well, it is a single-page summary of my pattern that I designed to be used as a reference guide. It has small pictures of the most important steps, as well as cutting instructions and a supply list. This brochure-style tool will be beneficial when going to the fabric store to purchase your supplies or to have next to the sewing machine to reference so you don't have to go to the computer and pull up the whole file. This will easily become one of your favorite features on my patterns.


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This labor of love has been reasonably priced so please do not share or reproduce any part of it.

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Vinyl Coated Pet Screen 20” x 36”
1/3 yard of main fabric (Fabric A)
1/3 yard fabric (Fabric B)
1/3 yard Pellon fusible fleece stabilizer
¼ yard coordinating fabric for trim (Fabric C)
1/8 yard black fabric (Fabric D)
24” black or coordinating zipper
3 yards of rick rack
Matching thread (or invisible) and bobbin
Black thread and bobbin
Rotary cutter & mat
40” of webbing
Size 16 and/or 18 needle
Normal sewing notions
Wonder tape

by L. Anderson
on April 12th, 2013

Love the zipper to be able to close the very durable

by Sample, SHERRI
on October 25th, 2012


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