Kenyan Tote Bag Pattern


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 The Kenyan Tote Bag pattern is a great carry-all for your sewing projects and is big enough for your needle roll, yarn supplies and knitting projects.  Finished size is 21" x 14".

Materials Needed: (Some felted wool is used for this project)

  • 3/4 yd brown floral upholstery fabric for back and straps
  • 1 1/2 yd coordinating upholstery fabric for lining, pockets, and cover for baseboard
  • 1 yd thin cotton batting
  • Fat 1/8 Sue's green wool for applique block and back pocket accent
  • Fat 1/4 brown bittersweet wool for base, front accent, flower, and stem applique
  • Fat 1/8 textured aqua wool cut (6 x 22 1/2") for front accent strips
  • Nine 3" x 11" pieces for pieced blocks on front and back.  Choose a combination of coordinating wool, silk, upholstery, and velvet fabrics
  • Scraps of cotton, velvet and wool in red, orange, brown, and blue for the applique block
  • 1/8 yd coordinating fabric for binding
  • #11 straw needles
  • #24 Chenille needles
  • Antique buttons and rick-rack for embellishments
  • 1/4" thick piece of wood for baseboard measuring 14 1/2" x 5 1/2"
  • Optional leather straps and closure

  • Model: SSpKT
  • Brand: Sue Spargo

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