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DIY Basket Tote Free Sewing Pattern

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Pattern Details

This tote bag pattern came about as part of my Pinterest UnTutorials blog series. First I sewed up this big lovely purse with a magnetic snap. As I set to work drafting a pattern, my readers begged for instructions to put in a zipper. I was wary that a zipper would ruin the pretty shape of the bag. But it didn't ruin anything... it turned out lovely! Details: There are two interior pockets. The handles aren't super long like shoulder straps, but I can fit this bag on my shoulder anyway. The bag has a bound top edge that matches the handles (if you want) and it is a nice roomy size. The center panel is quilted and there is piping that separates the middle from the sides. Don't leave off the piping... It adds a professional touch and hides mistakes, I promise! Finished dimensions: approximately 16'' wide at the top and 11'' tall (not including the handles). Note: This pattern file is meant for printing and contains instructions with minimal pictures. For a detailed step by step tutorial with lots of photos, see this blog post: A free pattern for the purse organizer shown in the last photo is also available in my Craftsy shop.

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My name is Caroline and I want to inspire you to sew by showing you something beautiful every day. I have four children and a room full of fabric. Sewing has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Since I started having kids most of my sewing is for them and our home. For years now my browser's bookmark files have been filling up with project ideas that I need to try. It's helpful because people often ask me if I know how they can make such-and-such, and I tell them I'll just go home and email you the link to a tutorial. Well, now I get to share those tutorials with anyone who will look (or sign up for my newsletter). If you follow along with us on She Sews! the SewCanShe blog, we'll explore new tricks and techniques and show off our work every Saturday in our linky party.