The finished size is approximately 4" x 3.5". This pattern can be easily enlarged and turned into a much bigger tote. Add a woven fusible interfacing to the back side of linen for handles if you are making a larger version to give them a bit more strength and of course enlarge the width and length of the handles.
YOU WILL NEED
- piece of linen 6" x 9" for the outer body
- piece of fusible batting 6" x 9"
- piece of cotton 6" x 9" for the lining
- two pieces of linen 5" x 2" for the handles
- small pieces of felt for the applique (green, brown and white) or any other embellishments
- piece of fusible web for the felt applique
- dark brown embroidery floss
- fine sewing needle
- rotary cutter and ruler
- baking paper
Before we begin, make sure to press all the fabrics with a warm iron that they are crease free. I love using backing paper when working with fusible web. It prevents the sticky material sticking to the ironing mat and my iron, and it also helps stop felt from burning. I used one sided fusible batting for this pattern. If you don't have fusible batting, use cotton or bamboo batting instead. Print the template provided below and let's begin.