African Tote Bag Pattern

$AUD 11.99

You can never have enough bags!

Since my first trip to Africa 30+ years ago, I have had a love of African fabric.

I made this tote bag pattern using fat quarters of African fabric paired with a black on black base fabric. This design also works well with bright batiks or Kaffe Fassett fabric.

The tote bag has 2 large pockets inside to place all those essentials and a large central space where you can stash quilt projects, knitting, library books, whatever you need to carry.

Make a creative statement with this African inspired tote bag.

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The bag I made uses seven fat quarters which provides a good variety of colour and pattern. The patterns on the fabrics I used were quite large. The beauty of this is that when cut, the fabric looks different each time. Don’t be afraid to pick large bold patterns!

Create yourself a colourful all-purpose tote bag. Suitable for carrying those items and projects that don’t fit in your purse.

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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