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Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Let's Go! The Rebecca Page Tote Bag Sewing Pattern Review

I love reusable bags - just not the quality of the ones at the grocery store check out. 

The Rebecca Page Tote Bag Sewing Pattern has provided me with a useful grocery, travel, and tote bag that not only looks cute, but has many POCKET options. 

You all know how much I love pockets. 

The options the bag includes are:
- Plain with just straps
- Front and back pocket options
- Plain inside
- Interior zippered pocket (one or two)
- Interfaced, thus stands on its own

My first bag uses scrap cottons for the strap, lining, and pockets; and the exterior is a cute Unicorn/Llamacorn fabric I found at Walmart. 

It can hold my Rebecca Page Unicorn Pillow - so you can see it's a pretty decent size both in height and width. 

My second Tote is made from an old cotton sheet (the floral orange), scraps for pockets, and a cute sleepy Llama/Bear/Sloth fabric, also found at Walmart. 

I love the pocket placements and sizes, and the whole sewing process is relatively simple and pain free. 

It's well worth the extra touches to include the zippered interior pocket, exterior pocket(s), and topstitch both the top of the bag and handles. 

My final bag is made from a baby fleece and cotton fabrics - I didn't use interfacing in this version, so you can see how it droops (like a normal grocery tote), especially the interior. 

There's nothing wrong with that either - just be aware the lining won't be taut as it is with interfacing.

 Overall, it's a recently quick sew, and the instructions are easy to follow for the novice to advanced sewists. 

Grab your Tote Bag pattern here, and sew away! 

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1 comment:

  1. I have this strange feeling you like lamas :-)
    Also, thanks for including the non interfaced version. I tend to skip that part because I really hate the whole interfacing process, but I think this bag looks better with it. I just bought the pattern today and although I still have a very busy sewing agenda planned, I'll try to get to the bag soon. I love making my own totes and I think this will be a winner pattern :-)