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Wilshire Charm Tote

A free digital pattern designed by Elise Lea for Robert Kaufman


The Wilshire Charm Tote is a quilting project designed by Elise Lea for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. It is a medium-sized tote bag made using a charm pack, which is a pre-cut package of 5-inch fabric squares. The finished tote bag measures approximately 12" x 8" x 17", making it a perfect size for carrying everyday essentials.


The tote bag features a patchwork design using charm squares, which are arranged in a random pattern to create a unique and colorful look. The bag is fully lined, and the pattern includes instructions for adding a zippered pocket to the lining.


The pattern includes detailed instructions and diagrams to guide you through the process of making the tote bag. It is a great project for beginner to intermediate quilters who want to practice their patchwork and bag-making skills.


The materials needed to make the Charm Tote include a charm pack, coordinating fabric for the lining and handles, fusible fleece, and a zipper (if you choose to add a pocket). The pattern also requires basic sewing supplies such as a sewing machine, thread, and scissors.


Overall, the Wilshire Charm Tote is a fun and practical quilting project that can be completed in a weekend or two, depending on your skill level and sewing speed.


The fabric used to create the sample tote in the photo above is called Wilshire from Wishwell.

 

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