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Posted by Shari on February 28th, 2018

The Way-Too-Big Tote Bag Tutorial

We have a treat for you today...we are welcoming our newest blog contributor Keelyn Fawcett with her first ever tutorial!

The Way Too Big Tote Bag
We sent Keelyn a happy squishy packet of this new fabric collection and asked her to make a project.

Oh! My!  She went all out on her project and instructions for The Way-Too-Big Tote Bag.  These handy totes finish at a luxurious 16 1/2" x 12" x 11".

The Way Too Big Tote Bag
She used the Dragons  fabric collection from Lewis and Irene Fabrics.  And she didn't create just one, but two totes!  These are soooo adorable!  The fabrics she used from the collection are listed below.

Blue Tote:

Main Panel/Inside Strap – Flying Dragons on Light Jade

End Panel – Dragon Eyes on Jade

Main Pocket – Dragon Castle on Dark Blue

End Pocket – Flying Dragons on Dark Blue

Main/End Bottom/Outside Strap – Ink Splats on Blue

Main Liner – Dragon Eyes on Midnight

End Liner Panel – Dragon Eyes on Cream

Pink Tote:

Main Panel – Ink Splats on Red                   

End Panel/Outside Strap – Flying Dragons on Cream

Main Pocket/Inside Strap – Dragon Castle on Cream

End Pocket – Dragon Eyes on Jade

Main/End Bottom – Ink Splats on Light Jade

Main Liner – Dragon Patches

End Liner Panel – Flying Dragons on Blue

The Way-Too-Big Tote Bag instructions can be downloaded HERE.
(Note:  Because Keelyn included all her images in the instructions, it is a large file and may take a few minutes to download.)

Please leave a comment welcoming Keelyn to our blog.  We hope to have her back again very soon for another fun tutorial!

Category: Tutorials


  • 1. Posted by Sylvia on March 2nd, 2018 at 12:42 a.m.
    Thank you so much for the great bag pattern :)
  • 2. Posted by LuAnne Roberts on March 1st, 2018 at 1:09 p.m.
    Thank you for sharing. I'd like to make 2 also. I hope! Your two are beautiful.
  • 3. Posted by Sarah C on March 1st, 2018 at 11:48 a.m.
    Beautiful Bag/Tote. Your instructions are very precise. Thank you for hard work and sharing this beautiful
  • 4. Posted by Sue Haislet on March 1st, 2018 at 11:39 a.m.
    Thank you! I see some gifts in my future!
  • 5. Posted by Diane Farley Cook on March 1st, 2018 at 7:19 a.m.
    Thank you for the pattern. It looks very nice and I'm going to make some templates and cut it out pretty soon.
  • 6. Posted by Ruthie Peterburg on March 1st, 2018 at 6:50 a.m.
    Absolutely love it. Thank you so much for the pattern. Looking forward to seeing more of your items. Warm regards, Ruthie
  • 7. Posted by Anne Beck on March 1st, 2018 at 6:31 a.m.
    Welcome to the group. Great pattern for today.