This very popular tote bag sewing pattern is free, and accompanies a free tutorial. The Tohoku Tote sewing pattern, by Cheri of I Am Momma Hear Me Roar, is rated a beginner level sewing project. Within both the pattern and tutorial, there are photos to demonstrate how to sew this lovely tote bag together. The pretty bow resting just above the pleat is a sweet accent you could also apply to many other handbags. A classic and well executed handbag embellishment.
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