Hi everyone, today I would like to share with you a tutorial on how to sew this adorable patchwork tote bag with recessed zipper.
I made the patchwork for this bag out of 4 Jelly rolls, with a little shortcut trick. The finished measurement of this bag is about 16" x 12", and it has 2 slip pockets inside. The outer bag was quilted, however you can also use fusible fleece instead, if you want to omit the quilting step.
4 Jelly roll strips (2.5" x 44" fabric strips)
1/2 Yard of Accent Fabric ( you may also use 2 fat quarters)
1/2 Yard Quilt weight fabric for the lining
1/2 Yard Quilt weight fabric for interlining
18" Nylon Zipper
Tote bag handles
Outer Bag :
Front Accent Strip : Cut 1 piece of 3" x 16.5" out of the accent fabric
Top Back accent strip : Cut 1 piece of 3" x 16.5" strip out of the accent fabric
Bottom back accent : Cut 1 piece of 8.5" x 16.5" rectangle out of the accent fabric
Cut 2 pcs of 15" x 16.5" rectangles out of the lining fabric
Zipper Panels :
Cut 4 pcs of 2.5" x 16.5" fabric out of the accent fabric
Cut 2 pcs of 8" x 16.5" rectangles out of the lining fabric
I posted the full step by step video tutorial on my Youtube channel. Enjoy!!
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