Multipocket Tote Bags



Wool felt, 18" square, in Persimmon and Grey, $8,
Webbing (#5800), in Grey (5) and Peach (64), $4.50 a yd.,

What You'll Need


  • Wool felt
  • Webbing
  • Sewing machine and supplies


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    For larger bag, cut 5 pieces of felt: one 2 3/4 by 4 inches, one 3 1/2 by 5 inches, one 8 1/4 by 10 inches, and two 13 by 14 inches. (For the smaller bag, omit the two 13-by- 14-inch pieces and cut two 8 1/4-by-10-inch pieces.) Cut webbing into two 24-inch strips. Pin smallest piece of felt to center of next-largest piece. Sew along sides and bottom with a 1/4-inch seam. Repeat, pinning and sewing those pieces to next largest, and (for larger bag) then again to largest. (This is front of bag.)

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    Fold ends of one webbing piece under 1 inch, and pin in place to left and right of largest pocket. Sew in place with a square and an X, as shown. Sew other piece of webbing to felt piece that will be back of bag. Sew front and back of bag together with a 1/4-inch seam.

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