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Eileen, a.k.a. The Artful Crafter, is an eclectic crafter who wants to share her love for all sorts of crafts. The motto of her website and blog is "The Artful Crafter - Helping Crafters to Be". ...

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Nylon Tote Folds into Zippered Pouch

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Nylon Tote Folds into Zippered Pouch
Nylon Tote Folds into Zippered Pouch
Nylon Tote Folds into Zippered Pouch

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should know how to sew zippers and work with nylon fabric.

Pattern Description:

This is my personal bestseller. I have made over 200 and have customized the design for various groups and companies. It's also a great gift idea!

You sew an 18-inch (opened) zipper around the edge of a printed panel (with company logo, family name, just a pretty design, etc.).

Then sew the zippered panel onto the front of the water repellent nylon tote bag.

Now you have, not only a pocket on the front of your bag, but also a tote bag that folds up into a little zippered pouch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This big tote bag (approx. 17"H x 14"W x 6"D) folds into a 7" x 3.5" pouch that can easily fit into a purse or be left in the glove compartment.


  • You will need: 20 x 44" water repellent nylon; 52" of 1"-wide strapping; 1-8.5" square of cotton gabardine or canvas for pouch; 18" zipper; thread to match nylon and zipper;.

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