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The Quilted Carryall Tote Bag


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Make this versatile tote for shopping, travel, or everyday errands. It's suitable for toting your quilting or sewing supplies to class or use it for a diaper bag. It's made from already-quilted, double-layer fabric for a finished tote, inside and out. Directions for quilting your own fabric for the tote are also included in the pattern directions. Pattern includes directions for two sizes, plus a double-layer coordinating eyeglasses case. The tote features a separating zipper in the top panel, which you can unzip completely so the panel drops down inside the tote. Pockets on the outside are sized to keep items you need at your fingertips. Inside pockets on all four sides offer lots of places to store and organize your belongings. The optional attached coin purse for a secure place inside to stash your valuables. An optional swivel hook inside is a great place to connect your keys or your eyeglasses case. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Large Tote: 15" H x 18" W x 6-1/2" D Small tote: 13" H x 15" W x 6-1/2" D

Recommended with this pattern

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

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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!