Ruffled tote bag and basket with pockets


Ruffled tote bag and basket with pockets Pattern


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Sewing: Ruffled tote bag and basket with pockets
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use a sewing machine
  • Sew through thick layers

Pattern Description:

This tote is great for an Easter basket and more! I designed it to fit my daughter's Barbie dolls and their clothes and accessories (there is one long interior pocket for clothes, and a divided pocket for shoes and accessories). This tote is also perfect for carrying knitting, crocheting and hand-sewing projects and supplies, plus magazines, patterns and files. It's great in a nursery for diapers and creams.

This pattern contains cutting instructions but no pattern pieces. Your machine (and you!) should be able to handle sewing through thick layers. This is a great pattern for a confident beginner with some sewing experience under her belt, primarily because of the layers - otherwise, all steps are explained and easy enough to follow for a new sewist.

This e-book contains 21 pages and more than 60 photographs that show all the steps for making this tote. There are two handle styles included - center handles for a tote, or side handles for a basket.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 13" wide x 9" high x 5" deep


  • 1/2 to 1 1/4 yards of 44" wide fabric (depending on if you have an all-over print or if you want to fussy cut a center design)
  • 1 yard of 44" wide fabric for lining and pockets
  • 3/4 yard of ultra firm, one-sided fusible interfacing
  • 1/2 yard of medium loft fusible fleece
  • 1 yard of 1/4" elastic
  • Alligator clips or binder clips
  • Fabric glue
  • Water-soluble or air-erasable marking pen
  • Jeans sewing needle (90/14)
  • Sewing machine
  • Regular sewing notions and supplies

You Will Also Need:

  • Walking foot is recommended, but optional
  • Small amount of fusible web is optional
  • Long ruler, rotary mat and cutter is recommended but optional

About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a mom of two young girls and a clothing and accessories pattern designer! I love to design useful, beautiful items to wear and use. :) I grew up with a love for art and crafting, and minored in studio art in college so I would keep art in my schedule! You can see all of my patterns at

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