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Christie Min on craftsy.com
Chatham County, North Carolina, US

I love to come up with a creative approach to a conventional need. My mother has been a great influence on me. She has always been very creative and resourceful. And she tells me that my ...

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Big Organized Tote

from Sweetbriar Studio
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Big Organized Tote
Big Organized Tote
Big Organized Tote
Big Organized Tote
Big Organized Tote

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • how to use sewing machine
  • Basic sewing terms
  • how to read and follow a sewing pattern

Pattern Description:

With a divider pocket and 5 inside pockets AND measuring 13" tall, 16" across and 5" wide this tote is Big and Organized! I designed it to haul my knitting projects with me, but now I use it when I go anywhere to take my project, purse, a book, my snacks (ok, candy!), water and whatever else in.

Also great for travel on a plane.

** This is a sewing tutorial. Included are 6 pages of instructions and 4 color photos. Dimensions for cutting fabric pieces is included - all pieces are rectangular.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 13" tall, 16" across and 5" wide


  • 1 yard of 54" wide outer fabric (more depending on the nap and pattern)
  • 11/2 yards of 44" wide lining fabric
  • Note: If making bag with 2 colors on outside (horizontal stripe as shown on cover), you will need 1/4 yard of the contrasting color.

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 yards of 22"- wide iron-on heavy interfacing
  • 1 snap, magnetic or other