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The Trigger Tote


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Why spend a fortune buying a tote bag when you can make your own!? In this pattern, you'll learn how to sew a gusset and add decorative straps. It's a great project for anyone looking to take their sewing to the next level and for experienced sewists. I provide some tips along the way - so you can add begin to master certain techniques (gussets and decorative straps). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Sew a consistent 1/2" seam Sew a gusset SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 18" x 12"x 4"

Recommended with this pattern

  • A heavy-duty drop cloth
  • Fabric for lining
  • 1" buckles

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Ms. Elaineous
Ms. Elaineous
I began sewing as a child - my mother did tailoring and alterations. In 2004, I began designing, making, and selling purses at arts festivals - I named my business Ms. Elaineous. In 2009, I opened Sew You Can where I taught sewing lessons. I closed my studio in 2012 to focus on designing patterns. You can follow me at And my real name isn't Elaine - she's my alter-ego! PATTERN STORE POLICY: E-Patterns are NOT REFUNDABLE.