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A Handmade item
Made in Australia
by Angel Lea Designs
* All Madeit sellers are based in Australia and goods are shipped from Australia.

PDF sewing pattern and tutorial for ruffle tote bag.

This handy tote bag features a gorgeous ruffle on both the front and back. You have the option of trimming the ruffle with fabric or with lace. The bag is lined with pellon to make it soft and durable. It also features a pocket on the inside that is divided into three sections and includes space for a pen, mobile phone, and a small journal, keys etc.

It could be used by kids for carrying toys, books and treasures when travelling, as a school library bag, to hold snacks and a change of clothes when visiting a friend's house. Mum could use it for a quick trip to the shops, as a craft bag, and for anything else you can think of! It would also make a perfect gift for birthdays, mother's day, Christmas, Valentine's day, etc.

Finished size of the bag:
• 24cm x 29cm (9 1/2” x 11 1/2”) plus handles (20cm/8” drop)
• 5cm (2") gusset

The pattern includes a detailed tutorial with step by step instructions and colour photographs. There are no pattern pieces; I have provided the dimensions of the fabric to be cut.

Pattern is suitable for sewers with basic sewing skills. Pattern support is available via email if required.

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
• 35cm (14”) fabric for outer bag
• 35cm (14”) fabric for lining and pocket
• Handles:
- Cut with straight grain running lengthwise (recommended) – 45cm (18”) fabric required
- Cut with straight grain running crosswise – 20cm (8”) fabric and a 5cm x 45cm (2” x 18”) piece of interfacing required
• 20cm (8”) fabric for ruffle
• 35cm (14”) iron on pellon
• For Style A (lace trim) - 70cm (28”) of 1” wide lace
• Removable/disappearing marker or chalk
• Ruler
• Matching thread
• Sewing machine and general sewing supplies

Note: Requirements are based on fabric 112cm (44”) wide.

The PDF can be viewed in Adobe Reader. If you don't have Adobe Reader on your computer you can download it here: http://www.adobe.com/


© 2011 Angel Lea Designs. This pattern may not be sold, shared or distributed in any form. If you would like to sell the bags you hand-make from this pattern, you may do so, but please read my policies first as terms and conditions apply - click on the Policies link to the left of my shop banner at the top of the page.


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Australian customers: I accept payment by PayPal and direct deposit. If you choose to pay by direct deposit my bank account details will be provided upon checkout. International customers: I accept payment by PayPal only.

Price ($AUD): $9.95

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