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New Leaf Folding Totes, Heather Bailey

Never forget your bag again! Equip your purse, car, suitcase, or bicycle with  New Leaf Folding Totes by Heather Bailey. Each reusable bag folds into a compact wallet  for easy storage. Skip the plastic on your next grocery run, and shop in style with these handy, earth-friendly totes.

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Includes pattern and instructions for a folding tote, storage sash, pocket, and wallet.

Every pattern  includes comprehensive, professionally illustrated instructions, along with additional construction tips, a pattern-specific glossary, and a metric conversion chart for international customers.

Materials needed per folding tote:
Finished size: 14”w x 21”h x 3”d, folds to 8.75”w x 4”h

Note: For tote to fold properly, use  quilting-weight cotton (44”/45”w).    

 5/8 yd main fabric
5/8 yd contrast fabric 
1/2 yd lining fabric
3/4 yd light-weight, fusible interfacing, 22”+ wide
1” length of hook and loop tape, 3/4” wide

Tote sash (for  strapping multiple totes together):
12”w x 25”h fabric
12”w x 25”h light-weight, fusible interfacing
Felt scraps for tree or flower embellishment (optional)
Large button or brooch for flower center (optional)
1” length of hook and loop tape, 3/4” wide

Pouch (3.75”w x 4.25”h finished size):
12”w x 14”h fabric
12”w x 14”h light-weight, fusible interfacing    

Wallet (8.75” w x 4”h  finished size):
22”w x 14”h fabric (two wallets fit onto 1/2 yd)
22”w x 14”h light-weight, fusible interfacing     

Plus the following for the wallet or pouch:
Felt scraps for tree or flower embellishment (optional)
Large button or brooch for flower center (optional) 
1” length of hook and loop tape, 3/4” wide        

Helpful tools
Pins,  scissors, iron, hand-sewing needles, ruler, water-soluble  marker, tube-turning tool, fabric glue, seam ripper

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