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New Beginnings Tote


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Pattern Details

New Beginnings Tote, makes a perfect baby bag for a precious little one. Every new parent needs all the storage they can get and this tote has plenty of it! The pieced braid panel is fun to make and becomes four pockets on the outside of the tote created by the placement of the comfortable handles. The inside of the bag sports another pocket and plenty of room to carry all those baby necessities. It also makes an ideal quilting tote. The pockets will hold many tools of the trade. And what about using it as a book bag? Or airline carry-on? New Beginnings Tote has endless possibilities. The Material List, gives the most economical yardage to purchase. Please note that the tote can be a scrappier version by using fabrics from your stash. The scrappy cover tote was made using numerous 1/2 yard cuts from the Island Batik Coastal Mist collection. Our apologies, but as of January 1, 2015 we are not able to sell digital patterns to the following EU countries because of the VAT law: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Nor any other country with VAT tax.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fabrics 1, 2, and 3 MUST be 42". Leave selvage edges on temporarily if needed, or purchase 1-1/4 yds each for Fabrics 1, 2, and 3 and cut lengthwise. For a stash busting scrappy version see Cutting instructions. 5-6 fat eighths (9" x 21") -or- 45 (forty-five) 2" x 5" rectangles for braid pocket 3/4 yd Fabric 1 for quilted outside, and braid pocket lining 1 yd Fabric 2 for inside of bag, inside binding, handle bindings, and top edge binding 7/8 yd Fabric 3 for bottom of braid pocket, bottom of bag, handles, and inside pocket 1/2" yd of 90" wide cotton batting with scrim (Warm & Natural® brand recommended) -or- various scrap sizes as listed in the Cutting instructions Quilter's marking pencil which shows easily on all fabrics Neutral or matching thread for piecing and quilting

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Stone Cottage Designs-Quilts
Stone Cottage Designs-Quilts
Barbara Douglas owner of Stone Cottage Designs-Quilts, started quilting at 8 years old. She finds the geometry and artistry of designs fascinating,