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What's your favorite tote bag pattern?

Old 07-21-2010, 07:38 AM
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I'm thinking about making my mom a tote for Christmas but there are SO many patterns, I can't figure out which one to go with. I don't even have a narrowed down list. I'm wanting to make her a fairly simple bag, one that she can load all her music books, Bible and various stuff in for church, but I want it to be pretty too. Anyone have a pattern suggestion for something like that?

For myself I've seen several Amy Butler purse patterns that I thought were really cute but I'm wondering how difficult they typically are. Anyone made a few and could gauge the difficulty level?
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:48 AM
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all i have made is the charm pack one, it is very easy, great directions.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:52 AM
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I really LOVE Pockets a Plenty & Bring your own Bag by Whistlepig Productions!
They are both big & roomy and stylish--with lots of pockets!!
Go to www.wpcreek.com and then go to purses and bags. They are about half way down.
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They are both easy!
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:04 AM
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I just started with bags and I love the bow tucks. I made a tote from a Connecting Threads pattern and I loved it on vacation. It held everything.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:48 AM
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I love the Bow Tucks Tote ... lots of pockets. You can really get a lot of stuff in there.
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I havent made one, but I sure love everyones Bow tucks!
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:25 AM
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Bow Tucks, or depending on how large the books that she is carrying are, there are bags like the Garden Party Tote here http://www.quiltsillustrated.com/sho...d-Patterns.htm
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:42 PM
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Go to Henrietta's Handbags, they have a great selection from all designers.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:56 PM
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Try this site: http://pursepatterns.com/

They have over 1,000 patterns. You can narrow it down by searching book bags, shopping bags, etc.

Also, if you Google "free shopping bag pattern" it has a few sites.

This site looks quick and easy: http://sewing.about.com/od/bagstotes...grocerybag.htm
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:57 PM
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Another place with excellent bag pattern selection is Sew Thankful.com I'm getting ready to make a Grids and Grommets bag by Indygo Junction.
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