The bag I made uses seven fat quarters which provides a good variety of color 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!
The end result is a stylish tote bag showing off the wonderful Kaffe Fassett prints. Something to be admired. This design also works well with bright batiks or African fabric.
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 – this example uses Kaffe Fassett
- 1 yard (1m) mustard fabric
- 1½ yard (1.5m) fusible batting (based on 40 inch wide)
All patterns have been tested to ensure accuracy.
To see this pattern made with African prints view my African Tote Bag pattern