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Quilted Tote Bag

Fashion and function combine in a rugged bag composed of fabrics from Floating Flowers collection by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics, plus a complementary stripe. Pockets outside and in allow easy access to keys, phone, and other small items.


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Assemble Straps

1. Press a fusible fleece 5x22-1/2" strip to wrong side of a blue floral 5x22-1/2" strip. With wrong side inside, fold fused strip in half. Press, then unfold. Fold long edges to meet in center; press again (Diagram 8).

2. Referring to Diagram 8, fold strip in half lengthwise, matching folded edges, and press. Topstitch along both edges and down the center to make a strap.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make a second strap.

4. Referring to Diagram 9, pin strap ends to outside of bag body, 2-1/2" from seams and with strap ends aligned with upper curved edge; baste.