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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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The Raelyn Bag Trio is Pleated, Compact, and Classy

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The Raelyn Bag Trio is Pleated, Compact, and Classy

This trio of sizes offers something for everyone ages 4 to 100! And our testers tried all sizes. With a variety of fabrics, a great combo of pockets, and the option for a crossbody strap, The Raelyn Bag Trio offers so many ways to show off your unique style. Check out all of our testers' creations.

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Say Hello to The Duffy Bag - The Laila Weekender's Little Brother!

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Say Hello to The Duffy Bag - The Laila Weekender's Little Brother!

The Duffy Bag was created at the request of bag makers who loved The Laila Weekender, but wanted to know how to shrink the pattern. With the detailing on that bag, it is not as simple as reducing by X%. Now everybody can make the smaller bag - no math required! Check out the variety of tester makes!

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