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Easy Breezy Padded Tote & Accessory Bag


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Here's an easy tote to stitch and quit in a hurry. The inside padding in the tote and the coordinating accessory bag makes them perfect for safely carrying your laptop or other valuables. There's even a padded pocket attached to the tote lining sized to fit most e-readers. Stitch-and-flip the strips in place on the tote body padding to piece and quilt it all in one. The lined tote is an easy afternoon project once you've gathered your favorite fabrics in three coordinating prints. The stacked heart appliques add a little pizzazz to the front of the tote. Straps are also padded for your carrying comfort. Make the coordinating padded Accessory Bag to house your computer and e-reader cords, and USB sticks, or use it for your small digital camera and cord. Or, use it as a cosmetic bag or to hold hand-sewing supplies. Finished Sizes Laptop Tote: 18" Tall x 14" wide fits laptops up to 12" x 17"; the inside padded pocket will accommodate e-readers up to 7" wide x 9" tall. Accessory Bag: Approximately 6" tall x 9" across the bottom and 1-1/2" across the shaped bottom corners BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing and quilting skills SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS See pattern description for this information.

Supplies Needed

  • Basic sewing and quilting tools
  • See the pattern for fabric requirements
  • Soft and Stable interfacing or polyester fleece for the inner padding;

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Jo-Lydia's Attic
Jo-Lydia's Attic
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 great grandmother, two grandmothers, and my Mom when I was barely in grade school and I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s and worked for a major quilt book publisher as Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief for 5 years. Now I have my own business, designing quilts and tote bags and anything else that strikes my fancy. Go to to see my projects and whatever else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you'd like to make in my Craftsy store!