This Impressive Bag is Both Sturdy and Beautiful

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It’s Perfect for Everyday Use!

This unusual tote bag is made from 2 1/2″ jelly roll strips – twenty of them to be exact – plus a lining fabric. Any color theme will be marvelous, as will most fabric styles.

The strips are layered with fusible batting to give the bag structure and then sewn together with a zigzag stitch (Bosal Duet-Fuse II is recommended).

Twenty Strip Tote Pattern

Two inner pockets can be divided into more, smaller pockets to help keep everything organized while a magnetic button tab secures the contents.

Twenty Strip Tote Pattern

The handles are made from 1/4″ plumbing tubing (like this) to keep them rigid and easy to grab. You can do another type of handle if you prefer.

Twenty Strip Tote Pattern

We were drawn to how the bag looks. It can be classic or fun depending on the fabrics you choose. The details make it even more impressive. Plus it’s nicely sized for everyday use and quite sturdy.

Twenty Strip Tote Pattern

The completed tote, from Aunties Two Patterns, is 12″ tall x 12″ wide x 4″ deep.

Click here to purchase the “Twenty Strip Tote” pattern.

A series of videos are available to guide you through the construction of the bag. You’ll find the links below.


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