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The Spectrum Tote Pattern by Cozy Nest Designs is unique bag pattern that is designed with sections of coordinating fabric and can be quilted (or not!).

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The Spectrum Tote sewing pattern by Cozy Nest Designs is a stylish, roomy, and unique tote bag pattern that is perfect for shopping, books, or just for everyday! The pieced exterior lends itself to a huge variety of looks and can be quilted or not - your choice! Inside you’ll find a magnetic snap, a zippered pocket and 2 rounded slip pockets. The finished size is 18"w x 15"h (26" with handles) x 4"d or 46cm x 38cm (66cm with handles) x10cm. This pattern is recommended for experienced beginners.

Materials Needed:

  • Exterior Fabrics: Suggested fabrics: Quilting cotton or light-weight home decor
  • Primary Fabrics: 5 - 1/4 yard (23cm) cuts - 44"(112cm) wide OR 5 fat quarters - for 5 bottom pieces of exterior
  • 1/2 yard (46cm) - 44"(112cm) wide OR 2 fat quarters - for exterior handles
  • Contrast Fabric: 3/4 yard (69cm) - 44"(112cm) wide- for contrast strips on exterior and binding for handle opening
  • Lining Fabric: 1 yard (91cm) - 44"(112cm) wide
  • Pocket Fabric: 11x19" (28x48cm) remnant or 1 fat quarter
  • Medium-weight Interfacing*: one-sided fusible - 4 1/2 yards (4.11m) - 20”(51cm) wide - for stabilizing exterior quilt -weight cottons
  • Suggested Interfacing: Shape Flex (SF101) from Pellon
  • Medium-weight Canvas*: 1 yard (91cm) - 44"(112cm) minimum width - for interlining
  • Suggested Canvas: Drill canvas (found in the utility fabric section of Joann)
  • Ultra-firm Stabilizer or Plastic Canvas (optional): 1 - 14 x 4"(36x10cm) piece - to stiffen the bottom of the bag.
  • Suggested Stabilizer: Peltex (#70 or 71F) by Pellon (a double layer may also be used)
  • NOTIONS:
  • 1 - 9” (23cm) Zipper
  • 1 - Magnetic snap
  • 18" (46m) - 1/4" (1cm)
  • Fusible web tape (optional)
  • Heavy-weight needle
  • Temporary marking pen
  • Walking foot (if quilting bag-optional, but recommended)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Basic sewing and cutting equipment
*If you plan to quilt this bag, you only need 2 yards of the medium-weight interfacing. You will also need 2 - 20 x 32"(51x81cm) pieces of fleece, batting or Soft and Stable from byAnnie's. If you use the Soft and Stable, also forgo the medium weight canvas interlining.

The Spectrum Tote pattern in PDF by Cizy Nest Designs

The Spectrum Tote Pattern in PDF

The Spectrum Tote Pattern is in PDF format and has a total of 33 pages. There are 11 pages of instructions and illustrations, 20 pages of pattern pieces (to be taped together), and 2 pages of cutting labels (can be made into stickers by printing to1 x 2 5/8"mailing labels)
Imperial and metric measurements are included.

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