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Enjoy the Journey Tote

Project #14913

It's as easy as 1-2-3. Sizzix quilting dies create shapes that can be replicated thousands of times for any unique possibility...like this creative tote bag!

Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
(36) 6" x 6"Assorted printsCut (36) 5" Squares for the body
Sub-cut (12) 5" Squares* with the 2 1/2" Circles die
1/3 ydPostage stamp printCut (1) 5" x 14" for the bottom panel
Cut (2) 5" x 18" for the side panels
1 ydBrown printCut (2) 14" x 17 1/2" for the lining body
Cut (1) 5" x 14" for the lining bottom
Cut (2) 5" x 17 1/2" for the lining sides
5" x 20"LeatherCut (2) 2 1/2" x 20" for the handles
40" x 40"Low loft batting
1 packageLightweight fusible adhesive


  • Finished Size: 13" x 17"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • * = Adhere fusible adhesive to back of fabric before die-cutting the shapes. Save the negative fabric.

Piecing the Project:

  1. Place a 2 1/2" Circle onto a solid 5" Square and heat set in place with an iron. Repeat until all Circles have been fused to Squares.
  2. Place a 5" Square with the Circle cut out of it on top of a solid 5" Square and heat set in place with an iron. Repeat until all Squares with the Circle cut outs have been fused to Squares.
  3. Sew Squares together, 3 across by 4 down, to form a pieced body panel. Repeat to form the other side of the bag body.
  4. Sew the side panels to the bottom panel along the 5" ends to make one 5" x 49" side panel/bottom unit.
  5. Layer the batting with the two body pieces and the side panel/bottom unit and quilt as desired.
  6. Stitch the front and back body pieces to side panel/bottom unit.
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 6 with the lining fabric.
  8. With right sides together, stitch body to lining along top edge, leaving a 6" opening.
  9. Turn right side out and press with iron.
  10. Stitch opening in lining closed.
  11. Top stitch around edge of bag.


  1. Fold long edges of each leather piece into its center. Top stitch in place.
  2. Position handles on outside of the body and stitch in place.

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