African Tote Bag Pattern

$AUD 11.99

You will love having this bag as part of your collection!

I love the vibrant colours and patterns of African fabrics, which I discovered on my first visit there more than three decades ago. It’s amazing how it looks good no matter what colors you mix and match!

The tote bag features two large inside pockets for your essentials, and a spacious main compartment for carrying books, groceries, or craft supplies, this bag has enough space and durability to handle them. It also has a stylish design that will brighten up your day.


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For this bag, I used seven fat quarters with large-scale patterns. This fabric choice gives the bag a lot of variety and interest, as the fabric looks different every time you cut it. Don’t be afraid to choose bold and big prints! You can also use bright batiks or Kaffe Fassett fabric for this pattern.

The result is a stunning tote bag that displays the wonderful African prints.

Skill Level: all skill levels, rotary cutting and basic sewing skills

Finished Size: 18 inches wide x 20 inches tall x 4 inches deep, plus 2 large inside pockets

Materials (provided by you):

  • Seven different fat quarters
  • 1 yard (1m) black on black fabric
  • 1½ yards (1.5m) fusible batting (based on 40 inch wide)

All patterns have been tested to ensure accuracy.

To view this pattern made with Kaffe Fassett prints look at my Angle Tote Bag pattern

Pattern Inclusions

  • Design Notes,
  • Full list of fabric requirements,
  • Detailed cutting plan,
  • Layout and assembly instructions including diagrams,
  • Helpful tips,
  • Full color pictures,
  • Quilting notes,
  • Templates (if needed),
  • An alternate colorway to provide another perspective on fabric selection,

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