La Boheme Tote Pattern by Amy Butler

La Boheme is a fabulous tote and provides you with lots of options to add embellishments! The quilted central panel is great just quilted and it's also the perfect place to add your favorite handwork details such as beading and embroidery. The La Boheme Tote is made using 44" wide quilting cotton in my Celestial and Glow prints from my 'Hapi' collection for Rowan. This Tote can be best made using any print with a focal design for the Exterior, Flange and Side Panels. Choose from two Handle styles: Fabric Straps embellished with optional ribbon, or Leather Straps made from repurposed leather belts. Instructions for optional beading techniques are included. Have fun creating your masterpiece! - Love, Amy

Finished Dimensions: 16 1/2" wide x 14" tall (excluding Strap)


MATERIALS LIST

The yardage given is for a one-way design.  Please allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.

 

La Boheme Tote

Fabrics Required

(44" wide quilting cotton)

Fabric Yardage

Focal Print for the Center Panel & Flange

1 1/8 yards

Print for Side Panel

1/3 yard

Lining Print

5/8 yard

Bias Strip

1/2 yard

Fabric Straps (optional)

1/2 yard



INTERFACING/NOTIONS NEEDED

  • 1 1/8 yard of 20” wide fusible woven interfacing – (I use Shape Flex® SF-101 from Pellon®)
  • 1/2 yard 44” wide muslin
  • 1/2 yard 45” wide fusible fleece – (I use Fusible Fleece 987F from Pellon®)
  • 1 pkg 36” x 45” extra-loft batting – (I use Poly-Fil Extra Loft® Quilt Batting from Fairfield®)
  • 2 7/8 yards 5/8” wide ribbon - (I use my ribbons from www.renaissanceribbons.com)
  • 1 spool of transparent thread
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread
  • 1 hand-sewing needle
  • An assortment of 2-3 mm beads to cover the select areas of your Focal Design (optional)
  • 1 beading needle (optional)

 

 

HANDLE OPTIONS

Fabric Straps

  • 1 3/4 yards 5/8” wide ribbon
  • 1/8 yard 45" wide fusible fleece

Note:  There will be enough fusible woven interfacing from the 1 1/8 yards above for the Fabric Straps

OR

Leather Straps

  • 2 leather belt straps – 3/4" wide x 29” long x 1/8” thick or one 1 1/2" wide x 1/8” wide thick leather belt, split lengthwise using a Strap Cutter (available at www.tandyleatherfactory.com)
  • 1 spool of Carpet/Upholstery thread
  • Nail and hammer
  • Curved hand-sewing needle – for sewing leather straps
  • Craft knife or scissors
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