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The (Expandable) Pack-It-In Tote

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This fabulously roomy tote is just as pretty as it it versatile. Undo the cute side ties and pack it to the brim with beach/holiday/craft/baby/daily/shopping/gym/workshop gear. Or you can cinch in the sides to make the tote nippier, neater and more slim-line for quick trips to town. The piped handles look really professional, are comfier on your shoulders and are studier too. Oh and check out the natty front zip pocket! The bottom is a nice wide flat base for easy packing and rooting around for your gear and the sides are softy gathered to add a sweet feminine touch to a super-practical bag. Inside the pattern are loads of clear photos to help you make a super-roomy bag! I show you step by step how easy it is to achieve a professional, boutique-looking bag at home. Perfect for busy day, gym, weekend trips, or just showing off to your friends! I am happy for you to make to: keep, give or sell! Visit our Bag Making Supplies shop. We stock all you need to make the bag pattern. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic knowledge using a sewing machine Reading a pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 27.5" (W) x 12" (H) x 7.5" (D)

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  • 1 x 7" All Purpose Zip
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Once upon a time, Lisa Lam received lots of lovely off-cuts from a curtain maker and thought they might sell as bags. Boy was she right! During her bag-sewing escapades, Lisa realized the supplies she needed weren't as easy to obtain as they should be. That's how her site,, was born! Now, she spends most of her time designing sewing patterns and kits, putting together tutorials for future bag fanatics and sourcing yummy fabrics, handles, patterns and accessories. She's also the author of two best-selling bag books: <i>The Bag Making Bible</i> and <i>A Bag for All Reasons</i>.