Sometimes you want a bag that you can get into easily and not fuss about with fastenings and this is just the right bag. This sizeable tote is the ideal size for carrying your newspaper or for carrying books etc.
For this quilted patchwork tote bag I used a pretty fabric called Helen's Garden, Enchanted together with fluorescent green. The lining is in a contrasting tomato red. The bag has a layer of In R Form foam wadding. This gives the bag body so if you place the bag on a surface it remains upright. You can squash the bag and it will spring back into shape.
I've quilted the bag in diagonal lines. I made the bag using a domestic sewing machine and finished it by hand.
The fabric is 100% cotton and is machine washable on a cold setting.
The approximate measurements of the bag when laid flat are: W17½" x L17¼" or W44.5 cms x L43.5 cms. The straps are an additional or 15" or 38 cms.