Cute Checkered Tote

This quilted backpack is an adorable accessory to carry all around town.
What You Need

  • 18 X 22" piece (fat quarter) each solid pink, aqua, yellow, coral, green, tan, and blue (patchwork)
  • 1 yard solid tan (lining, straps, button loop)
  • 2/3 yard low-loft
  • polyester batting
  • 1"-diameter button
  • jeans needle

Finished Backpack

  • Finished Bag: 12 X 13 X 1-1/2"
  • Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
  • Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances.
  • Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Your Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From assorted solids, cut:

  • 402 X 22" strips

From assorted solids, cut:

  • 1--15-1/2 X 36-1/2" rectangle
  • 26 X 30" strips
  • 1--1X4" strip

From polyester batting, cut:

  • 1--15-1/2 X 36-1/2" rectangle
  • 2-2 X 30" strips

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