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Thread: Looking for Tote Pattern

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    Super Member Sheila_H's Avatar
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    Looking for Tote Pattern

    Hi everyone I want to make a tote bag for my mom to carry her knitting and cross stitch stuff around in and I was wondering if anyone can share a pattern with me that I can use. I've tried searching online and there are so many to sort through, but most of them look like they are more purse like.

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    Check out the free patterns at about.com, they have everything from a grocery tote (open, simple) to a zippered style with pockets, also McCall's Quilting has a couple - not too many to sort through, but good ideas. Will at least help you get started.
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    allpeoplequilt.com also has some tote patterns. An easy way to help you pick on is to decide on what size you want first. You can always customize it with pockets for knitting needles and other accessories without an actual pattern.

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    Also, there is a website called patternspot.com that has a few free bag patterns.

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    This is an awesome reversible tote pattern with really good visual instruction

    http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/07/1...sible-totebag/
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    Connecting Threads also has a section of free downloadable patterns and there are some various totes there. I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for in a bag but you can take a peek if you'd like to.
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    Here is one I use. It's super easy. It's fully lined too! and you can piece the fabric or embellish it, add pockets, or make it plain. Make it any size. It's so easy kids can make them. My grandmother use to make these from pillowcases but they weren't called tote bags then. LOL Here is an online tutorial of an updated pattern: http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/blog/...iday-gift-bags

    For a more firm tote bag I quilt the fabric with batting but don't add backing. I let the lining be the backing.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 02-24-2012 at 06:53 PM.
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