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I'm a graphic designer by trade and fell in love with sewing many years ago. I think it was a natural path for me to mesh the two and start drafting my own patterns. There's nothing I like sewing ...

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Swoon Ethel Tote Bag

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Swoon Ethel Tote Bag
Swoon Ethel Tote Bag
Swoon Ethel Tote Bag
Swoon Ethel Tote Bag
Swoon Ethel Tote Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.

Pattern Description:

A roomy, sturdy and stylish open tote bag. With a teardrop shape, Ethel veers away from the usual boxy tote. It's a "stuff it in and run out the door" kind of bag, designed to comfortably sling over your shoulder. There are open and zippered pockets for the small things.

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9.5" wide at top
  • 13" wide at bottom
  • 5" deep
  • 10" tall


  • 1 yard 44" wide exterior fabric
  • 3/4 yard 44" wide lining fabric
  • 1 yard fusible fleece (Pellon Thermolam Plus)
  • 3 yards 20" wide stiff fusible interfacing (Pellon Craft-fuse 808)
  • 1/4 yard fusible stiff stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
  • 6" all-purpose zipper
  • Coordinating thread

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