Learn how to make the perfect tote bag to take to class! Lots of pockets (both open and zipped), an optional strap to attach to a rolling suitcase, two bottle pockets on the outside and a zipper at the top to keep everything safe inside. Pattern comes in a large or small size. (Sample is the large size.)
- Sewing machine in good working order with manual, foot control, powder cord and usual sewing supplies
- Seam ripper
- Thread to match your fabrics
- Walking foot if you are quilting your own fabric
- Zipper foot
- Fabric needs:
- Professional Tote pattern (large or mini) NOT OPTIONAL
- Fabrics and notions according to the supply list in the pattern except the heavy interfacing (with the following EXCEPTIONS if using prequilted fabric or making your own prequilted fabrics)
- Instead of heavy interfacing, use “soft and stable” for a softer bag (for example, to fit under the seat in an airplane) for large tote, .75m of soft and stable…for mini tote, .55m of soft and stable)
- Prior to class (if possible) make a quilt sandwich with your outer and inner fabrics and “soft and stable” in the middle as batting (Soft and Stable is a foam layer with light fabric on each side) You will need about 28” of quilted fabric for the large tote or 22” for the mini tote.. You will be cutting the front and back, side panels and zipper section from this quilted fabric
If using prequilted fabric, you will not be able to include the center zippered pocket.
- To reduce the bulk a little, you might want to use light fusible fleece for inside of pockets
Photocopy the cutting labels page to cut aprt to label your parts.