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Beast Bag Library Tote Bag

from Shiny Happy World
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Beast Bag Library Tote Bag
Beast Bag Library Tote Bag
Beast Bag Library Tote Bag
Beast Bag Library Tote Bag
Beast Bag Library Tote Bag
Beast Bag Library Tote Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sewing straight lines
  • applique with fusible adhesive
  • embedding things in seams

Pattern Description:

I think this may be my favorite thing I've ever designed. It turned out exactly the way I pictured it in my head - and I pictured it in my head for months before actually making it.

I wanted to make a library bag. One that's just the right size for carrying books - and not so wide that skinny paperbacks would tend to get curled up at the bottom. One with straps that are just the right length - long enough to be comfortably slung over the shoulder, but short enough to carry in my hand as a tote bag without touching the ground. One with an extra little pocket inside where my daughter can stash her library card. One that's fun to look at and practical to use. By golly, the Beast Bag is all those things! And it only takes a few hours to make.

You'll get a detailed pattern with loads of step-by-step photos. Beginners rejoice! The pattern includes links to online videos teaching you every skill you'll need to complete the project.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12" x 14"

Materials:

  • 5/8 yard main fabric
  • scraps of white fabric
  • scraps of fusible adhesive
  • 4 small black buttons
  • scraps of white craft foam
  • scrap of white rick rack


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$5.00

Novice
Sewing
Accessory
Girls, Boys
Bag
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high in the mountains of North Carolina
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I'm on a mission to teach people to sew, quilt, and embroider. I design patterns especially for beginners and I never release a pattern until I have videos teaching you every skill you'll need to ...

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