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The Sunset Beach Tote: A Big, Beautiful Workhorse

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The Sunset Beach Tote: A Big, Beautiful Workhorse

The Sunset Beach Tote is named for our favorite beach. With a long haul across the dunes, we need to be able to carry it all. The testers loved it and were using theirs right away. As always, lots of beautiful makes. Check them out and get inspired!

 

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Testers Prove The Joey Pouch Is a Versatile Little Bag

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Testers Prove The Joey Pouch Is a Versatile Little Bag

We're always excited to see the testers' renditions of our patterns. They did not disappoint with The Joey Pouch. Read more to get all the details and see their amazing bags.

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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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The Bailey Basic Tote Accents Your Creativity

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The Bailey Basic Tote Accents Your Creativity

We've added a new pattern to the Beginner Basics Collection. To make sure this Level One design is truly for the Beginner Bagmaker with sewing experience, our group of testers included beginners and proofreading experts (English teachers!). Check out their makes to get your creativity going!

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