Strip Happy Fat Quarter Tote Bag

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Strip Happy Fat Quarter Tote Bag Pattern


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Quilting: Strip Happy Fat Quarter Tote Bag
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Strip Happy Fat Quarter Tote Bag Strip Happy Fat Quarter Tote Bag

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing and quilting skills

Pattern Description:

Got fat quarters? If you're like most quilters, you can't resist those lovely little bundles of fabric at your quilt shop.* I'm guessing you already have some in your stash--or you need an excuse to buy some new ones! Either way, this lined tote, sized for a handbag, requires one each of 5 different fat quarters for the piecing and inside pockets, 2 fat quarters of another color for the straps, bows, and binding and two of one more print for the lining-- nine fat quarters in all, plus interior support fabrics.

The tote is pieced directly onto a cotton canvas foundation, for added body. Divided pockets on the outside are formed as you stitch the finished pocket panel in place. There are two hanging pockets inside the tote--one zipped for security and a second that is open. It's the perfect place to tuck your cell phone or other small items you need at your fingertips. For a different twist, perky little bows connect to the strap rings.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 11" wide x 11" tall x 4" deep
  • Thread


  • Basic sewing and quilting tools
  • See pattern for fat quarter & support fabric requirements.

You Will Also Need:

  • 9" zipper for inside pocket
  • Fusible web
  • Lightweight weft-insertion of knit fusilbe web
  • Rings for the strap attachment

About Designer

About Designer

Barbara Weiland on

I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent books are The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book, both published by Storey Publishing. I learned to sew from my grandmothers, great grandmother, and my Mom when I was just 7 or 8 years old. I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s ...

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