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Free "Pink October" Tote Bag Pattern and Instructions - Printable Page

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Even a very simple pattern with only three pieces can be turned into a beautiful tote like this one quick & easy!

Instructions for Your "Pink October" Tote Bag

This is a very easy, quick project pattern around that turns out a beautiful totebag you can embellish in hundreds of ways. Use your imagination to make unique gifts and to use your scrap fabrics and trims to create a new bag for every mood!

COPYRIGHT: While this tote is not difficult to make, I did put in a good deal of time and energy n creating it and developing a pattern with the fewest pieces and simple to follow instructions for constructing a precision product that can be personalized in infinite ways. I used to claim copyright on it, but have decided it's such a simple design, that I think everyone should enjoy using it. To that end my design and instructions are free to use and share, use in a sewing class, or to create gifts, or if you are "sew" inclinded, go for it... make and sell your own designs with my blessings... there's plenty to go around! I do ask though, that where copyright is expressed, here or anywhere, please respect and support copyright law, as well as the small arts and crafts profession. To turn my designs or free patterns into finished products for sale now your perogotive, however the instructions are copyrighted and should not be recreated for commercial gain. Mama's Pocketbook finished designs, one of a kind orginals, and written instructions are the intellectual property of Dianne Hadaway. Please contact dianne@mamaspocketbook.com with any questions or requests.

Pink October Tote Supplies

Pink October Pattern Body

Pink October Tote Pieces

Pink October  Tote Interfacing

Pink October Tote Corner

  • For unlined pockets, turn under 1/4 inch on top edge of pockets and press, then turn under and additional 1.25" to form pocket facing. Press. turn in on sides and bottom of pockets 5/8" and press.
  • To make lined pockets, place pocket pieces with right sides facing and stitch each of three sides of the square together. On the 4th side stitch 2 inches along the sides from each corner, leaving a 4 inch opening along that side. Reinforce stitching on corners, turn pocket right side out through the opening left on one side, push each corner ou and press your pocket to make it a nice flat square. you can choose to handstitch the openind close, but I just stitch it down when I sew the pocket on to the the tote.
  • Pink October Tote Pockets 1

    Pink October Tote Pockets

    Pink October Tote Supplies

    Pink October Pattern Body

    Pink October Pattern Body

    Pink October Tote Supplies

    Pink October Tote Straps

    Pink October Tote Sew Straps

    Pink October Tote Sew Top

    Pink October Tote Turned

    Pink October Tote Final

    All images, and instructions are copyrighted property. The Pink October Tote is a copyrighted design.

    © 2006 Dianne Hadaway and Mama's Pocketbook