Stylish Sturdy Tote

Stylish Sturdy Tote


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Stylish Sturdy Tote

This simple tote is made from rectangles and strips. Its finished dimensions are 17 ½” wide by 15” tall and 5” deep. The Stylish Sturdy Tote bottom is designed for almost any fabric: recycled jeans, canvas, oilcloth, vinyl, chalk cloth, stabilized quilter’s cottons, kraft·tex™ and more! Also, this pattern is fat quarter friendly!

This pattern is a great way to use some of your treasured fat-quarters and get creative by experimenting with different fabrics for the bottom of your tote! Use oilcloth to make the tote easy to clean! Create the tote with old clothes to give them new life again! Use chalk cloth to doodle designs on the bottom or to write your grocery list! Gorgeous upholstery prints would make for an elegant tote! Even use your favorite quilters cotton collection to showcase your fabrics! There are so many possibilities!

Included in this purchase are (2) PDF files available for immediate download after checkout is complete: the Stylish Sturdy Tote cover and the Stylish Sturdy tote instructions.  All cutting layouts are drawn to scale for your convenience.

Materials Needed

Yardage (44" wide) or Fat Quarters

Main Part of Tote

  • 3,8 yard if directional or 1 fat quarter

Tote Bottom and Pocket Accent

  • 1.4 yard your choice fabric

Outside Pockets & Narrow Straps

  • 1/3 yard or 1 fat quarter

Tote Lining and Wide Straps

  • 1/2 yard of medium weight interfacing  (additional 1/4 yard if using quilter's cotton or recycled denim for bag bottom)

Lining Stabilizer

  • 1/2 yard of fusible fleece

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