Sewing Tutorial PDF Drawstring Shoulder Bag Purse Tote 6 Pockets


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Watermelon Wishes is pleased to present a detailed 13 page tutorial for our ever popular Drawstring Tote Bag.

Designed for the visual learner, we have included lots of photographs and illustrations.

This tutorial is a PDF and will be downloaded to your computer. After purchase, you will receive an email from Etsy, with a link to the file.

Material and Equipment List:

2 yards of 44” quilt weight fabric
1/2 yard of quilt batting or your preferred interfacing
safety pin to thread drawstring
thread to match
seam ripper
rotary cutter, mat and ruler (optional)
iron and ironing board
sewing machine
pencil or tailors pen to transfer pattern to paper or fabric (optional)

Defining Details:

Drawstring closure
6 interior pockets
Spacious interior compartment
Double padded straps

Finished Measurements:

16” across the top
11” across the base
13” tall
6” deep

All designs and illustrations are copyright protected by Watermelon Wishes. You may not share, distribute, store in a retrieval system or sell any of these files or images within or as part of a digital or printed collection, download, CD or in commissioned or commercial designs. Digital manipulation of any portion of the file without written permission from Watermelon Wishes is unlawful and strictly prohibited. All rights reserved. Watermelon Wishes © 2017.

PDF and pattern sales are final.

Note to my fellow Etsy sellers: You are welcome to sell your finished bag but I ask that you do not co-brand your creations with my company (Watermelon Wishes) or use any of my item descriptions or photos in your listing or marketing materials.

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--Tutorial was easy to follow, bag is so, so cute! If you have a digital slr camera, and are in need of a DIY pattern, this is perfect!


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