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Log Cabin Tote Bag

Design director Nancy Wiles cut scrappy strips of assorted Bali Batiks from Hoffman California Fabrics to make two mirror-image Log Cabin blocks. She featured one block on each side of her pieced handbag, adding an extra 1-1/2x12-1/2" strip at the bottom of each block to allow for the bag's depth. A wide band at the bag top and matching handles incorporate the two main colors used in the blocks.


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Inspired by Contrasting Cabins from designer Lissa Alexander

1/2 yard total assorted brown and tan batiks (bag body)
1/2 yard total assorted teal and blue batiks (bag body)
1/4 yard brown-and-turquoise batik (bag band, straps)
5/8 yard dark brown batik (bag and strap lining)
7/8 yard of 22"-wide heavyweight fusible interfacing

Finished bag: 8x13-1/2x4"

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.