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Firefly Tote by Noodlehead




Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Requirements: Suggested fabrics: Canvas (7-9 oz.) for exterior fabric. Waxed canvas (8-10 oz.) or dry oilskin may also be used for exterior fabric (omit medium-weight interfacing/fusible fleece and reduce fusible woven interfacing to 1 1/2 yd/1.4 m for tote size or 1 yd/0.91 m for project size). Quilting cotton for accent and lining fabrics. Fabric requirements: Tote size: 44″ (1.1 m) wide fabric: Exterior fabric, 5/8 yd (58 cm) // Lining fabric (includes interior pocket), 1 yd (91 cm) // Accent fabric, 1 yd (91 cm). Project size: 44″ (1.1 m) wide fabric: Exterior fabric, 1/2 yd (46 cm) // Lining fabric (includes interior pocket), 3/4 yd (69 cm) // Accent fabric, 5/8 yd (58 cm). Sizing: Tote size: Approx. finished dimensions: 10 1/2″ W measured at base x 5″ D x 14″ H (26.7 cm x 12.7 cm x 35.6 cm). Project size: Approx. finished dimensions: 8″ W measured at base x 5″ D x 10″ H (20.3 cm x 12.7 cm x 25.4 cm). Notions: Fusible woven interfacing (20″/51 cm wide), 1 3/4 yd (1.6 m) for tote size or 1 1/8 yd (1 m) for project size; 1/2 yd (46 cm) of medium-weight fusible interfacing or fusible fleece (44″/1.1 m wide); zipper for front pocket (pattern assumes zipper tape width of 1″), 7″ (17.8 cm) for tote size or 6″ (15.2 cm) for project size; 1″ wide cotton webbing/leather for handles, 1 1/2 yd (or two 25″ pieces) for tote size or 1 yd (or two 18″ pieces) for project size; four 8 mm rivets and corresponding setting tool (optional); twill tape/ribbon/cord (no wider than 3/4″/ 1.9 cm) for drawstring closure, 2 1/2 yd (2.3 m) for tote size or 2 yd (1.83 m) for project size.
Instructor: Marcia Opien
Instructor Bio: Marcia Opien is a Duluth native and resides in Lakeside with her husband Bill of 39 years and her rescue dog, Shelby. She graduated from UMD with an education and art degree in the 70's. Marcia retired a few years ago from ALLETE after a 33 year long career as an IT professional. Since retiring, she now has time to return to sewing quilts, clothes, purses, aprons and homemade gifts for relatives, friends and charities. Marcia loves to sew and shares her enthusiasm with everyone she meets. She encourages all to challenge themselves and take the time to sew with the Marcia NO fear, NO failure, NO frustration philosophy. In other words, have FUN
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