The Olivia quilted patchwork tote bag is such a darling bag that will surely brighten up your day. This bag comes with 2 exterior pockets, and four interior pockets.
The patchwork of this bag is made out of charm packs (5" squares), and you will need 16 pcs only. If you have some charm packs perhaps leftover from previous project, you can pull them out, or simply purchase a fresh new one from your favorite fabric line.
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Finished tote bag measurements :
Approx : 15" x 14" x 4"
16 charm packs (5" squares)
7/8 yard accent fabric (fabric C)
1/2 yard lining fabric
Quilt batting (or interfacing of your choice)
1/4 yard backing fabric if using quilt batting(use cheap fabric, muslin, or scraps)
fusible woven interfacing (I used pellon SF101)
nylon zipper (at least 8")
4 D rings (1")
1 set of magnetic snap
To make the block :
Cut the charm packs into 3 1/2" x 5" (fabric A) and 1 1/2" x 5" (Fabric B)
From Fabric C cut two 16 1/2" x 2 1/2"
From Fabric C cut two 16 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Pocket Binding :
Cut 2 1/2" wide strip for the binding
From fabric C cut two 16 1/2" x 3"
From lining fabric cut two 16 1/2" x 13 1/2"
Zipper pocket :
From the lining fabric cut two 11" x 9"
From the lining fabric cut two 16 1/2" x 8"
From Fabric C cut two 22" x 4"
From the fusible interfacing cut two 21" x 2"
From fabric C cut four 4" x 4"
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8/22/2019 10:31:09 pm
Very informative, thanks for your tutorial.
8/30/2019 06:12:15 am
5/20/2020 05:44:13 am
I LOVE this bag! I have made 5 in different color for gifts and one for myself. your videos are so good. working on several of the cell phone cases too! Thank you!
8/27/2019 07:06:01 pm
Thank you for your tutorial of the tote bag!!! I can’t wait to make one for myself
8/30/2019 06:11:40 am
Thanks, Happy sewing!!
9/4/2019 12:46:23 pm
Well presented. No need for music. Very pleased with instruction. Thanks
2/1/2020 10:10:54 am
What size magnetic snaps for this bag please?
2/2/2020 01:31:11 pm
Hi I used the 18mm magnetic snap (about 3/4” diameter. Thank you!
5/4/2020 08:40:51 am
No wasted time with chit-chat. The video went straight to the instructions with clear photos. One of the best videos on bag making. Thank you for a great pattern and easy to follow instructions.
11/14/2020 09:24:16 am
I love this bag and your instructions have given me confidence to actually make a zipper pocket for the first time. I do have a question. How far down from the top should the zipper template be on the pocket. I did not see where that measurement was given so I went 1.5" down to draw the template.
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