New Narrows Tote Sewing Pattern

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Scrap Friendly New Narrows Quilt As You Go Tote Bag

Turn one-inch strips into this stylish, tonal New Narrows Tote with a fast, fun and easy quilt-as-you-go technique! Whether you use this bag as a purse or extra tote, it is perfect for taking to the farmer’s market, shopping mall, or even as a diaper bag.

Scrap Busting Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

The New Narrows Tote is perfect for using up skinny strips of scraps. Mix and match them to your delight. We love the ombre design of this example, but an alternating stripe would be striking too.

New Narrows Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

Need some ideas for coordinating accessories? We suggest the semi-circle zipper bags, a scrappy coin purse, or a sunglasses case. Any combination would be a sweet gift for your bag loving friend.


  • Assorted batik scrap strips for pieced section and straps (1 5/8–1 3/4 yards total)
  • 1 1/8 yards coordinating batik for lining and upper bag front*
  • 2 (19″ x 20″) rectangles quilt batting
  • Sewing thread
  • 2 (16 1/2″ x 14 1/2″) rectangles fabric stabilizer
  • 1 (5/8″) magnetic snap
  • Basic sewing tools and supplies
  • Sewing machine

Tote Size: Approximately 12″ x 16″ x 4″

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