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Trim It Tote

Pick a great base fabric, such as this black-and-white print designed by M’Liss Rae Hawley for Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts Stores. Have fun with ribbons and other trims to make your bag unique. M’Liss combined velvet, silk, chenille, and grosgrain ribbon, selected from May Arts Ribbons, with appliquéd leaves and knotted sheer silk for textural appeal.

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Finish Bag

1. Using complementary print lining rectangles, repeat Assemble Bag Body, steps 4 and 5, to make bag lining. Do not turn lining right side out

2. Insert lining into bag body, matching side seams. Turn top edge of lining under 1/2" to align with edge of zipper tape; finger press.

3. Allowing enough room for zipper to open and close with ease, hand-stitch lining in place along machine-stitching lines to complete bag.