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5 Lessons Learned Altering the Cici Tote Bag Pattern's Recommendations

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5 Lessons Learned Altering the Cici Tote Bag Pattern's Recommendations

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 We Refreshed and Enhanced the Popular Cici Tote Bag Pattern

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How We Refreshed and Enhanced the Popular Cici Tote Bag Pattern

The Cici Tote Bag has a lot of devotees among bag makers. With new formatting, we also took the time to add some enhanced features, making it even more versatile than the original. This "new and improved" really is!

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A Great Pattern Duo for Beginning Bagmakers - The Cici Tote and Cici Too

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A Great Pattern Duo for Beginning Bagmakers - The Cici Tote and Cici Too

Start with the cosmetic bag pattern, build your skills and then onto the tote bag. You'll learn so much with just these two patterns. Before you know it, you'll add a host of modifications and no two sets will ever look alike!

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Add-ons Give The Cici Tote Bag So Much Versatility

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Add-ons Give The Cici Tote Bag So Much Versatility

The Cici Tote Bag is a classy design - carry all of your stuff stylishly. Now you can change a few features, fabric, and add pockets, and you've got a hardworking, fun beach bag. And there's nothing to prevent you from adding these features to the more classic bag style. Check out how I did it.

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Look At All The Cici Tote Creations!

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Look At All The Cici Tote Creations!

The members of the Kaya Papaya Design Facebook Pattern Group have been busy! Check out all their creativity and beautiful work they've posted. Not a member? Check the link at the end of the blog post. We'd love to see your creations and have you join in the discussions.

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