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The Picnic Tote {free pattern}

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  • 1 digital pattern (instant download)
  • Free Pattern Updates


Sew up a basic tote that looks anything but... the cleverly angled straps on this bag give it a clean modern look. And it's perfect for combining two or three of your favorite fabrics. I named it the 'Picnic Tote' because that checked fabric on the sides makes me feel like every outing is a picnic! If you like this pattern, be sure to check out my Craftsy class Colorful Patchwork Bags and Baskets, with lifetime access and a 100% money-back guarantee. Here's my personal link for 50% off: BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Print and assemble a digital pattern Apply fusible interfacing Basic sewing SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approximately 10 1/2'' tall x 18'' wide (not including the straps)

Recommended with this pattern

  • 3/4 yard of fabric for the lining
  • 3/4 yard fusible fleece interfacing
  • Shape-flex interfacing to stabilize lightweight fabrics (optional)

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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.