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Sew a Tote Bag with a Recessed Zipper

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Matterials & Cutting Directions
Free pattern to sew a perfect weekend get away bag

Finished Tote Bag - A Perfect Weekend Get Away Bag

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Materials:
  • 1 1/4 yards of 60" wide fabric (2 yards for a one way design or with nap fabric)
  • 1 yard Lining fabric
  • 1- 22" Purse Zipper (See a Purse Zipper)
  • 60" of 1"-2" wide webbing for straps
  • Optional - Interfacing to stiffen fabric
Cutting Instructions:
  • Cut two 24" X 21" rectangles - front and back of bag
  • Cut two 3" X 24" - zipper sections
  • Cut two 6" X 32 1/2" - sides and bottom of bag
For Lining
  • Cut two - 3" X 24" - zipper section lining
  • Cut two - 18" X 24" - front and back lining
  • Cut two - 6" X 30 1/2" - sides and bottom of bag lining

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