A tote-ally easy tote bag! This bag is similar to those "31" bags only better. A wire frame top and foam lining gives this bag great structure. The wire frame can be removed for washing. Add embroidery to the pocket for a special touch.
Pattern 'Wire-Framed Tote'
Fabrics - Choose one of the three sizes to make and get amounts according to the pattern
Bosal Foam - amount according to pattern
Nylon or Cotton Webbing for Handles- Need 4 1/2yd. for Large Tote, Need 4yds for Medium Tote, need 3 1/2 yds. for Small Tote
Decor Bond for stabilizing the top band- 1/2 yd
Sew-in Hook & Loop tape (Velcro) - amount according to pattern
Wire frame for tote
Basic sewing supplies: matching thread marking pencil ruler seam ripper wonder clips or pins Have your fabric and Bosal foam pieces cut before the first class. Follow the directions on the first page of the pattern to know what size to cut your pieces. Mark your pieces so you can find them easily in class. If you want embroidery or on embellishment on your front pocket, do that before the first class. NOTE: To make this project even faster and easier for class, I am going to have you use webbing instead of making the fabric handles. It will save LOTS of time! So when you buy your supplies, you do NOT need the fusible fleece that the pattern calls for. We have black, navy, and beige webbing here.
Also, we are going to finish the raw edges on the inside by using a serger. I am planning to spend the first class assembling the bag up to the point where we will be needing the serger. Then, if you have a serger, you can take it home to finish the edges, or if you don't have a serger, it's probably because you haven't known what you would use it for. :) So we will do a little show-and-tell use-our-serger thing!!!!