This is an easy pattern for someone who is a beginner to patchwork and has some machine stitching experience.
It can be made in the original patchwork method of make do and mend using your own recycled fabrics.
Finished bag size 16”x 13.5”x 3.5” Handles 28”
You can of course design your own bag by choosing your own fabrics, and appliqué, or miss out the applique and make it even simpler!
Patchwork Tote Cottage Bag Requirements
32 squares of fabric 4.5” x 4.5” 33” fabric for lining and straps ( 36” wide) 34’’ x 17” wadding/batting ( fusible or non-fusible) 12.5’’ x 3.5’’ strong interfacing for bag base Scraps of fabric, interfacing and Bondaweb or similar (for fusible applique) for the cottage applique and fusible interfacing or wadding for back of square.