Deby from So Sew Easy shares a free pattern for making her Expanding Nautical Tote Bag. Snaps at the side give it a slimmer profile when you’re not carrying around so much. Or, when you’ve got more to carry around with you, unsnap them to create a larger tote. It has a pair of short straps to carry in your hands or on your shoulder, and a longer strap to carry it cross-body (especially nice when a bag is packed heavy). She has written instructions but also includes a video tutorial. Get the free pattern at So Sew Easy.
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