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Biggy Bag EASY extra large tote pattern


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This VERY POPULAR pattern is suitable as a FIRST SEWING PROJECT. 3 pages in all, 2 pages full of clear, large print, step by step instructions with drawings. Skills covered: finding fabric grain, cutting straight, measuring & pinning folds, sewing straight next to fold, ironing, inserting elastic and cord. This bag opens very wide when you lay it down. It would be great for the beach, groceries, or transporting a quilt or blanket, books, carry to a sleepover party. Two sides have elastic. The other two sides are drawn up in by the cord, which you can spread out wider when you set it down. What fabric would you choose? Imagine college logos! You could patch fabrics together, like denim squares from old jeans. I've taught beginning sewing for five years to ages 8 and up to adults. I saw the need for clear instructions with good diagrams/photos for beginners. You beginners can make this with these easy step my step instructions. This is a pdf file. You can print it out on 8.5x11 inch paper. BE SURE to set print to "actual size" not "fit", or your pattern will not be the correct size. BE SURE you have Adobe Acrobat Reader (which you can download for free * By purchasing this pdf pattern, you are agreeing to not sell this pattern, distribute it for free, make copies, or in any way imply that you are the author/designer. You have my permission to print it for yourself. Not permission to email to others or make copies for others. You have my permission to make up and sell your finished items. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY sewing a straight line measuring folding ironing pinning inserting elastic and/or cord SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS about 30x40 inches

Supplies Needed

  • fabric
  • elastic
  • cording rope

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ME, Barbara Edmondson - FROM STUDENT TO TEACHER: I've taught sewing for 5 years and my business did very well. I started creating simple patterns for first time sewers that are very easy to follow, mainly because I couldn't find any I was happy with to teach beginners from, and have seen that my students like my patterns. I take quite some time to write up a pattern & have my patterns proofread to help me edit before I offer them for sale. I hope you enjoy sewing from them as well as my students. Many pattern companies print lovely photos but their instructions are lacking detail. I want to make patterns that are easy for the those people (any age as long as they can read) first time who are new to sewing. Then of course they'd be super easy for people who already can sew. WHAT I LIKE TO DO: I love creating things. I like sewing, knitting, crocheting, and paper crafting. I also like photography. I live in Texas, just northwest of Houston, in an area known as Klein (but the mailing address town is Spring).