Sew the Perfect Pleats Tote Bag + Pillow

A Sewing Pattern Download by Greta Songe

These two fun sewing projects in one pattern by Greta Songe feature the added texture and style of a pleated insert. Sew the bag for travel, it’s a medium size over-the-shoulder tote. Finished size tote is 11″ × 11″ plus straps. The pillow is an eye-catching soft furnishing for any space. Finished size 12″ × 12″.  Coordinate medium to lightweight solid fabrics with prints! A lovely gift ensemble for yourself, friend, or anyone who makes a day brighter. The pleats are fun to create and include in future sewing projects.

Go to the Perfect Pleats Tote Bag Pillow Pattern Download


Sewing Supplies:

TOTE BAG fabric requirements – all fabrics are 44″ wide

  • main: ¼ yard cotton print
  • coordinate a: 1 fat quarter (18″ × 22″)
  • coordinate b: 3/8 yard
  • solid a: 3/8 yard canvas-weight fabric
  • solid b: ½ yard canvas-weight fabric

Other Supplies:

  • 1¼ yard lightweight, fusible interfacing, 20″ wide
  • fabric-safe marker
  • coordinating thread
  • ½ yard brown piping, ¼” diameter
  • 12″ zipperPERFECT PLEATS PILLOW – fabric requirements
  • main: 2 fat quarters (18″ × 22″) or ¼ yard of a printed cotton
  • solid a: 1 fat quarter or ¼ yard
    solid b: 2 fat quarters or 3/8 yard

Other supplies:



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