Sewing & Quilting Tote Bag

Sewing & Quilting Tote Bag Butterick see & sew® (B5741) pameladianedesigns.com

Sewing & Quilting Tote Bag
Butterick see & sew® (B5741)
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Sewing & Quilting Tote Bag Contents pameladianedesigns.com

Sewing & Quilting Tote Bag Contents
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Zippered Bag Exterior pameladianedesigns.com

Zippered Bag Exterior
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This Sewing & Quilting Tote Bag and Zippered Bag is a gift for our daughter, Lauren.  It all started with Butterick Pattern see & sew® B5741.  For this tote bag, Home Decor fabric was used.  There were several modifications made to this pattern to provide durability, longevity and improve functionality.  The pattern provides for six exterior pockets.  Four additional interior pockets were added on the two interior sides.  For the front and back pockets, I added a top stitch at each crease to keep the pocket form.  Also, in lieu of using cardboard for the bottom of the bag, I used “by Annie’s Soft and Stable™”.  To connect the handle straps, I buried one side of the handle strap into the other handle strap.  Two other friends who made this bag had a problem with their handle straps coming apart.  I deliberately left off piece 3 from the the bag exterior which was a strap above the front and back pockets.  I did this because the strap was not anchored in the side seams.  When I make another Sewing & Quilting Tote Bag, I might add this detail back in but extend the length of the strap provided I have sufficient fabric.  The Zippered Bag was made from the leftover fabric.  I had fun making this bag and had even more fun filling the bag with sewing and quilting supplies.  Best of all, this gift includes a brother® XR1355 Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine.

Sewing & Quilting Tote Bag Shopping List and Cost: $18.35 + tax

  • Butterick see & sew® (B5741) $2.99
  • 1 1/2 yd Exterior Home Decor Fabric (Mill Creek Fabrics) $5.99
  • 5/8 yd Interior Home Decor Fabric $4.37
  • 1 yd Interfacing (Pellon 809) $2.00
  • Thread $1.00
  • by Annie’s Soft and Stable™ $2.00
  • Batting (Sewing Tote Bag Sides, Interior Pockets and Zippered Bag) ~ optional
  • 9″ Zipper (Zippered Bag) ~ optional

Sewing & Quilting Supplies:

  • Warm and Natural® Needled Cotton Batting (Queen size)
  • Gingher® 8″ Knife-edge Dressmaker Shears
  • Fiskars® Rotary Cutter and Mini-mat
  • Omnigrip™ Ruler
  • Dritz® Quilting Pins
  • Dritz® Quilting Curved Brass Basting Pins
  • Dritz® Tape Measure
  • Dritz® Assorted Needles
  • Dritz® Small Seam Ripper
  • Dritz® Sewing Gauge
  • Gütermann® Thread
  • Fabric Stash
  • Fons & Porter® quilty Magazine
  • Patterns