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12" x 15" Tote Bag
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12" x 15" Tote Bag

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
DIRECTIONS:
  1. RS = Right side(s) WS = Wrong side(s)
    1/2" seam allowance

  2. Cut 4 pieces 15"x21" for tote front, back, and lining.
  3. Cut 2 pieces 4"x21" for handles.
  4. Cut out a 2-1/2" square from the bottom corners of tote and lining.
  5. With RS together, sew sides and bottom of tote.
  6. Press seams open.
  7. Fold bottom corners together, matching seams; stitch.
  8. Repeat with lining; leaving an opening in the bottom for turning.
  9. For handles, fold 4"x21" piece in half; press.
  10. Open and fold edges to center; press to 1"x21".
  11. Edges stitch both long edges.
  12. Find center of tote top; measure out 3" on each side; mark.
  13. Baste handles over mark.
  14. With RS together, sew tote top to lining top.
  15. Turn right side out; press lining to inside.
  16. Edge stitch around top.
  17. Slip stitch opening closed.
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