A tiny tote for a tot
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|I had 1/4 yard of fabric and it was enough even with fussy cutting the pattern for the best effect. You’ll use two 21″ pieces of webbing, so you’ll need 1.25 yards. One 12″ purse zipper (or any zipper, but I prefer these for smaller hands. They are easier to grab). And also some heavy interfacing. I used Peltex. Peltex is definitely harder to sew with, but it’s very stiff. If you don’t want to bother with that, you could use Craft Fuse and/or batting. I also used some pre-made piping (one package is more than enough), but that is optional.|
|Front pattern piece|
|Print out the pattern piece without scaling. You need it at 100%. Also make a pattern piece that measures 12-1/4″x5″ (called “bottom”) and one measuring 13.5″x5.75″ (called “top”).
Out of these pieces, cut:
Lining fabric (I used the same fabric for the outside and inside):
NOTE: The little marks on the side of the “front” pattern are to be marked on your fabric with a fabric marker or a small snip in the seam allowance. This marks where your seam will line up later. Also, fold your front pieces in half and mark the center point on the top and bottom for later use.1/2″ seam allowances.