Classroom Book Tote
By Pellon
ITEM # 2566522P8
Classroom Book Tote
By Pellon
ITEM # 2566522P8
Print Description
Crafting Time:
3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
Intermediate

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • 8-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangles (2), 12-1/2" x 16-1/2" rectangles (2), 8-1/2" x 16-1/2" rectangle (1), each of exterior and lining fabric. Shop our Fabric Selection.
  • 5" x 8" rectangle of coordinating solid fabric (1)
  • 1-3/4" x 12" strips of lining fabric (2)
  • Coordinating scraps for appliqué
  • Pellon®:
  • rectangles (2), 12-1/2" x 16-1/2" rectangles (2), 8-1/2" x 16-1/2" rectangle(1), each of 77 Flex-Foam™ and SF101 Shape-Flex®
  • One 8" x 16" rectangle (1)and 1" x 12" strips of 71F Peltex® 1-Sided Fusible (2)
  • 1/2 yard EZ212 EZ-Steam® II
  • 12" strips of 1-1/4" Cotton Webbing (2)
  • Printed letters
  • Scissors, pinking shears
  • Invisible marking pen
  • Thread
  • Rotary cutter
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron & ironing surface

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application of all interfacing. All seams 1/4" unless otherwise indicated. RST = Right Sides Together.

  2. Fuse Shape-Flex® rectangles to the wrong sides of the coordinating lining fabric rectangles.
  3. Place one 8-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangle RST with one 12-1/2" x 16-1/2" rectangle and sew along one 12-1/2” side, stopping 1/4" in from the bottom. Place second 8-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangle RST with the opposite side and sew along the 12-1/2" side, stopping 1/4" in from the bottom. Place the second 12-1/2"x 16-1/2" rectangle RST with the two 8-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangles and sew along both 12-1/2" sides, stopping 1/4" in from the bottoms. Place the 8-1/2" x 16-1/2" rectangle RST with all bottom sides and pin. Carefully sew around all sides, leaving a 4" opening for turning to complete the tote lining. Set aside.
  4. Center 8" x 16" rectangle of Peltex® on the wrong side of the 8-1/2" x 16-1/2" exterior rectangle and fuse.
  5. Place Flex-Foam™ against wrong sides of coordinating exterior fabric rectangles and pin. Quilt as desired or baste around the edges to secure.
  6. To print the template, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above). Trace “BOOK” letters from template onto gridded backing of EZ-Steam® II. Roughly cut around each letter, remove the opposite backings and finger press onto wrong side of appliqué fabric. Cut letters out, remove gridded backing and finger press onto right side of 5" x 8" rectangle. Fuse.
  7. Cut one 5" x 8" rectangle of EZ-Steam® II. Remove white backing and finger press to wrong side of 5” x 8” fabric rectangle. Trim around all sides using the pinking sheers. Adjust size as desired. Remove gridded backing and finger press to the front exterior rectangle. Fuse. Stitch around the edges if desired.
  8. Repeat Step 2 with the Exterior rectangles. Do not leave an opening.
  9. Turn exterior tote right side out, carefully push out corners and press seams to form tote shape.
  10. To create straps, center the Peltex® strips on the wrong sides of the 1-3/4" x 12" fabric strips and fuse. Fold edges in, center on top of the Cotton Webbing strips and sew just in from both folded edges.
  11. With RST and raw edges aligned, pin one end of one strap to the exterior tote, 1/2" in from one short side. Pin the opposite strap end 1/2" in from the other side. Repeat with remaining strap.
  12. With RST, insert the tote exterior into the lining. Match seams and raw edges and pin. Sew around all four sides with a 1/2" seam allowance.
  13. Turn right side out through the opening in the lining. Carefully push out all corners. Close the opening and push lining down into exterior. Arrange straps and straighten top. Pin to keep in place and topstitch around the top seam.
  14. To create more structure along the sides, pinch corners and sew together by machine or by hand.
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application of all interfacing. All seams 1/4" unless otherwise indicated. RST = Right Sides Together.

  2. Fuse Shape-Flex® rectangles to the wrong sides of the coordinating lining fabric rectangles.
  3. Place one 8-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangle RST with one 12-1/2" x 16-1/2" rectangle and sew along one 12-1/2” side, stopping 1/4" in from the bottom. Place second 8-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangle RST with the opposite side and sew along the 12-1/2" side, stopping 1/4" in from the bottom. Place the second 12-1/2"x 16-1/2" rectangle RST with the two 8-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangles and sew along both 12-1/2" sides, stopping 1/4" in from the bottoms. Place the 8-1/2" x 16-1/2" rectangle RST with all bottom sides and pin. Carefully sew around all sides, leaving a 4" opening for turning to complete the tote lining. Set aside.
  4. Center 8" x 16" rectangle of Peltex® on the wrong side of the 8-1/2" x 16-1/2" exterior rectangle and fuse.
  5. Place Flex-Foam™ against wrong sides of coordinating exterior fabric rectangles and pin. Quilt as desired or baste around the edges to secure.
  6. To print the template, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above). Trace “BOOK” letters from template onto gridded backing of EZ-Steam® II. Roughly cut around each letter, remove the opposite backings and finger press onto wrong side of appliqué fabric. Cut letters out, remove gridded backing and finger press onto right side of 5" x 8" rectangle. Fuse.
  7. Cut one 5" x 8" rectangle of EZ-Steam® II. Remove white backing and finger press to wrong side of 5” x 8” fabric rectangle. Trim around all sides using the pinking sheers. Adjust size as desired. Remove gridded backing and finger press to the front exterior rectangle. Fuse. Stitch around the edges if desired.
  8. Repeat Step 2 with the Exterior rectangles. Do not leave an opening.
  9. Turn exterior tote right side out, carefully push out corners and press seams to form tote shape.
  10. To create straps, center the Peltex® strips on the wrong sides of the 1-3/4" x 12" fabric strips and fuse. Fold edges in, center on top of the Cotton Webbing strips and sew just in from both folded edges.
  11. With RST and raw edges aligned, pin one end of one strap to the exterior tote, 1/2" in from one short side. Pin the opposite strap end 1/2" in from the other side. Repeat with remaining strap.
  12. With RST, insert the tote exterior into the lining. Match seams and raw edges and pin. Sew around all four sides with a 1/2" seam allowance.
  13. Turn right side out through the opening in the lining. Carefully push out all corners. Close the opening and push lining down into exterior. Arrange straps and straighten top. Pin to keep in place and topstitch around the top seam.
  14. To create more structure along the sides, pinch corners and sew together by machine or by hand.