The Big Easy Expanding Tote

from Whistlepig Creek Productions

The Big Easy Expanding Tote Pattern


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Quilting: The Big Easy Expanding Tote
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Machine Sewing
  • Binding

Pattern Description:

This bag unbuttons, unsnaps and unzips to expand to a jumbo size for those "There was a Sale" days!

Bag measures 18"w x 12"h x 13"d

Zipper is optional, but easy to install


  • Sewing Machine
  • 1 - 1/2 yd main fabric
  • 1/4 yd accent fabric 1 - outside pocket
  • 1/2 yd fabric - Handles
  • 1 - 1/2 yd lining fabric - Lining
  • 2/3 Yd fabric Pocket Lining - this shows on outide
  • 1-3/4 yd fusible interfacing
  • 6 yd fusible woven interfacing (20 inch wide) - omit for a softer bag
  • 1 large decorative button
  • (2) 1 - 1/8" buttons (for loops)
  • 3/4" wide velcro
  • 2 magnetic snaps
  • 16" separating zipper

You Will Also Need:

  • thread
  • scissors
  • rotary cutter
  • seam ripper

About Designer

About Designer

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"Though you wouldn't expect it from the fun, quirky illustrations she is known for, Sue Marsh possesses a background in software engineering. This highly technical background provided her with the ideal skill-set for quilt and pattern design. After 15 years working in the information industry as a software engineer, she decided to make her passionate hobby a fulltime venture and launched ...

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