The "Magic Tuck" Market Tote

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The "Magic Tuck" Market Tote Pattern


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Sewing: The 'Magic Tuck' Market Tote
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Pattern Description:

At first glance, it looks like a run-of the-mill tote bag, but this one has a special tuck in the bottom that makes it easy to pack flat in your suitcase or to open out and fill to capacity on shopping trips.

The large tote features a zipped inside pocket for security, along with one to hold your glasses or cell phone and outside pocket, too.

Use the stitch-and-flip method with strips of your favorite fabrics, or make it in already-quilted double layer fabric, or in canvas with embellished outer pockets.

Directions for all options are included in the thoroughly written and illustrated directions.

Directions for a mini version are also includedperfect for your favorite little girl or your paperback book!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Size: 16" W x 14-3/4" H x 5" D


  • Basic sewing and quilting tools
  • Rotary cutting tools (cutter, ruler, mat) recommended
  • See pattern for fabric requirements.

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread
  • Webbing for straps
  • Zipper for inside pocket

About Designer

About Designer

Barbara Weiland on

I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my grandmothers, great grandmother, and my Mom when I was barely in grade ...

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