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Crafty Tote

Do you love the look of a patchwork tote but don’t want to take the time to piece one? Use a preprinted panel instead! This tote is a terrific take-along to a sewing retreat or knitting get-together. Fabrics are from the ColorWorks Concepts Phase II collection by Northcott.


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Designer: Elaine Theriault



•    1-1⁄8 yards each multicolor patchwork print and blue print (bag front and back, bag bottom, bag lining, bag bottom insert cover)

•    1⁄4 yard multicolor triangle print (handles)

•    1-1⁄2 yards fusible fleece

•    Heavyweight fusible stabilizer, such as Decor Bond

•    8×17" rectangle corrugated plastic board, such as Plasticor, which is available at crafts stores (bag bottom insert)

•    Variegated thread


Finished bag: 17×8×13" (excluding handles)


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. 

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances unless otherwise stated. 

Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.