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Sweet Retreat's Little Sister - Tote

from Whistlepig Creek Productions
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Sweet Retreat's Little Sister - Tote
Sweet Retreat's Little Sister - Tote
Sweet Retreat's Little Sister - Tote
Sweet Retreat's Little Sister - Tote
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Sweet Retreat's Little Sister - Tote

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Quilting
  • Machine Sewing
  • Binding

Pattern Description:

This bag was inspired by it's larger counterpart, the Sweet Retreat Bag. This perfectly sized tote is strong enough to carry books, laptops, and anything else you throw into it! The tote is quilted and the handles go around the bottom, offering extra support. The bag looks much more complicated than it actually is! The entire thing is constructed flat until the sides are added at the very end. There are two styles included in the pattern, a checker version made with a jelly-roll or bali-pop and a whole cloth version. The bag looks great with fun large prints! There are pockets on the front, back, sides, and inside of the bag. The zipper is optional but incredibly easy to add!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finishes 17" wide, 12" tall, 6" deep


  • Sewing Machine
  • 5/8 yd Fabric - Bag Body
  • 5/8 yd Fabric - Sides & Pockets
  • 1 5/8 yd Fabric - Lining
  • 3/8 yd Fabric - Handle
  • 3/4 yd Fabric - Binding
  • 1 yd Fusible Interfacing
  • 1 5/8 yd Fusible Fleece
  • 1 yd 3/4" wide elastic
  • Zipper - 20" or longer (Optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • thread
  • scissors
  • rotary cutter
  • seam ripper

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