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5 Lessons Learned When "Going Rogue" With Fabric Choices

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5 Lessons Learned When "Going Rogue" With Fabric Choices

Our second pattern, The Cici Tote Bag is a structured bag made with home decor fabrics and vinyl accents, stabilized with Peltex. I chose to make mine from linen and used foam. I learned some things along the way and hope to save bagmakers the same frustration I experienced.

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How To Dress Up The Bailey Basic Tote

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How To Dress Up The Bailey Basic Tote

The Bailey Basic Tote is just that - a Beginner Basics Collection pattern with a center accent strip, padded interior pocket for a tablet, and a magnetic snap closure. Patricia took it up a notch using vinyl for the exterior, a flip-lock, a metal tag, square rings, and rivets. Read on for all the details.

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