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sa   POUCH
x   BAG
x   SACK
xx   PURSE

How to make a tote bag from a yard of fabric.
APARTMENT LIFE Feb 1978 (v.10#2) pg. 53, 72

Things to make from classic dish towels. Instructions included for pillows, wall covering, roll-up shades, a child's dress and a tote bag.
APARTMENT LIFE Nov 1978 (v.10#11) pg. 88, 103

Decorated canvas book tote.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1971 (v.49#9) pg. 70

How to make a 13"x14" carryall that folds into a 5" square, but can be pulled from purse or pocket on a shopping trip and used as a tote bag.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1977 (v.55#11) pg. 185

Canvas spa bag is made from 2 yards of striped canvas. Est. cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 84, 134

Three animal-shaped carryalls (an alligator, a shark and a turtle). Est. cost: $10 each.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1989 (v.67#7) pg. 82, 97, 98

Tricolor denim tote bag.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1992 (v.70#11) pg. 97, 100

How to make a camp swag bag. Bag is made from an 18" circle of denim with cord drawstring run through 12 eyelet holes around the edge.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1974 (v.64#7) pg. 56

Tip: Make a tote bag from an old tank-top shirt.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1980 (v.70#9) pg. 64

How to make a jumbo fold-away bag with a drawstring top.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1980 (v.70#10) pg. 72

How to make a tote from a rag rug.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1992 (v.76#6) pg. 33

Snowman-shaped mini tote bag. Purchased canvas tote is altered and embellished to resemble a snowman dressed in overalls, a shirt, muffler, mittens and cap.
CRAFTS Dec 1998-Jan 1999 (v.21#12) pg. 25

How to sew a lightweight travel set, a garment bag and an oversized tote bag.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1977 (v.8#7) pg. 78

Net knotted tote bag.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 33

How to make a stadium bag that serves as a tote as well as a way to keep you dry and warm from waist to toes while at a football game.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1979 (v.10#7) pg. 134

Easy beach tote to sew. Pockets hold accessories. Tote opens out flat to spread on the sand for use as beach towel.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1980 (v.11#6) pg. 62

Three sizes of roll bags (4", 6" and 8") made from fleece-like fabric.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 120, 159

Twenty styles of totes, shoulder bags, clutches and carry-alls to sew.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 20 1978 (v.91#13) pg. 122, 178

Totes, a garment bag, shopping bags and duffel bags to sew.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 20 1979 (v.92#3) pg. 74, 122

Three bags to sew from towels. (1) Multi-pocket beach bag, (2) cosmetic bag, and (3) terry beach bag with breadfruit applique.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 5 1979 (v.92#8) pg. 110, 146

Make a cloth shopping bag and a cloth lunch bag.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1981 (v.94#7) pg. 106, 156

Totes for everything. 25 different tote bags from one basic pattern. Different trims, buttons, buckles and bold zippers add individuality.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 9 1981 (v.94#8) pg. 92

Bermuda-style tote bag with wooden handles. Large 16"x19" bag is reversible.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 3 1981 (v.94#15) pg. 96, 148

Needlecraft portfolio. A 14"x17" canvas bag opens up revealing pockets for yarn, needles, etc.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 3 1981 (v.94#15) pg. 97, 156

Twenty two projects to make from placemats. Includes several types of totes, storage bags, organizers, etc.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 10 1982 (v.95#11) pg. 92, 138

Thirteen totes and duffel bags you can make.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 12 1983 (v.96#10) pg. 64

Tatted tulip beach tote. A drawstring bag for carrying swim gear.
FLOWER & GARDEN [CRAFTS EDITION] May-Jun 1997 (v.41#3) pg. 14

How to sew a tote bag from bandannas.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 142, 224

Tote and matching cross-stitched kitchen apron are made from kitchen towels.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 143, 228

What you can do with dishtowels. Instructions for sewing a pinafore, placemats, a shirt, country-style tote, quilted tea cozy, smocked shoulder bag and a tailored vest.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Aug 1979 (v.189#2) pg. 130, 245

Floral chintz travel accessories to make include an all-purpose tote, shoe bags, a jewelry case, a hair-dryer bag, and padded hanger.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1980 (v.191#5) pg. 165, 296

How to make a chintz totebag and decorate it with a grosgrain-ribbon "prairie point" star.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1984 (v.198#4) pg. 62, 312

Carryall is made from 7"-wide canvas strips with eyelets along each side. The strips are laced together with cording.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1985 (v.201#6) pg. 70, 290

Wooden handled tote bag is sewn from plaid dish toweling.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 pg. 101, 142

Netted string bag.
HANDMADE Jul-Sep 1981 (v.1#2) pg. 30, 40

Drawstring beach tote in two colors made from towels.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1978 (v.8#2) pg. 76, 110

Small tote bag is made by sewing seven picture postcards together with yarn.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1978 (v.23#1) pg. 80

Tasseled totes are 10"x11" trimmed with yarn glued on in bright designs. Can have either drawstring top or a shoulder strap.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1978 (v.23#2) pg. 86, 22

Child-size tote bag has a tiny felt dog peeking from a pocket.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1979 (v.24#4) pg. 88, 136

Prairie-point gingham tote bag.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1980 (v.25#2) pg. 73, 114

"Honey Bear" pajama bag and tote bag. The pajama bag may double as a pillow.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS May-Jun 1982 (v.27#3) pg. 54, 88, 106

Make an 11" tote and decorate with flowers using the lace net darning technique.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1984 (v.29#6) pg. 56, 74

Fabric tote bag with a "slash quilt" front is assembled from layers of fabric.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1989 (v.34#3) pg. 62, 75

Three pieces of suede fabric luggage to sew. Duffle bag, garment bag, and tote each feature an Oriental motif applique.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1982 (v.2#3) pg. 17, 31, 46

Valentine shaped tote bag for a child to carry Valentine cards to and from school. Made from cloth and edged with lace.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1983 (v.3#1) pg. 52

Nautical theme tote bag is made from blue canvas.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jul-Aug 1983 (v.3#4) pg. 13, 42, 25

School tote bags. Demin bags are decorated with iron-on patches and lettering to make book bags, lunch bags, pencil bags, etc.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#5) pg. 19, 48, 30

Pillow pals. Soft, huggable bags that hold a pillow and still have room for toys or books. They have handles and straps so the child can take them on vacation, to the baby sitters, etc.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#5) pg. 38, 50, 32

Sew a woman's tote-all, three versions from the same pattern (plain, topstitch, quilted).
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1984 (v.4#3) pg. 19, 31, 49

Make a European-style, knotted cord shopping bag.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1982 (v.5#3) pg. 8, 40

Jute-handled purse and a jeans-leg tote bag are both made from recycled blue jeans.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 8, 41, 24

How to make a knotless-netting string bag.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #54 Spring 1983 (v.14#2) pg. 10

Easy-to-make tote bag is sewn from 25"x45" fabric with webbing for the handle.
SUNSET Apr 1979 (v.162#4) pg. 134

Bandanna tote bag holds a lot of summer gear.
SUNSET Jul 1982 (v.169#1) pg. 88

Tote bags are shaped like a crocodile, dog, and frog. Est. cost: $30 each.
SUNSET Dec 1983 (v.171#6) pg. 90

Totes based on designs used by the natives of the South Pacific island of Futuna. Bags have rounded sides and dowels across the top opening. Patterns furnished for two sizes, 15"x8"x14" and 24"x12"x22".
SUNSET Aug 1989 (v.183#2) pg. 54

Tip: Recycle denim garments into carryall bags.
THREADS #24 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 8

Tip shows an easy way to sew a fabric bag with a drawstring top.
THREADS #76 Apr-May 1998 pg. 8
Added Info THREADS #77 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 8

Shirred cotton-print tote bag with an outside pocket.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 17 1979 (v.42#12) pg. 100, 140

Sew a tote bag with outside pocket.
WOMAN'S DAY May 13 1980 (v.43#10) pg. 176

Red velvet bag is decorated with black passementerie braid and a tassel.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 3 1981 (v.45#2) pg. 82, 148

Fashion accessories to make quickly and easily from metalic fabric. Includes headband, bow, scarf, cummerbund, and 3 carrying bags.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 22 1981 (v.45#4) pg. 44, 140

How to sew imitation leather/suede fabrics. Includes instructions for: (1) Shoulder-bag tote. (2) Woman's top, featuring big sleeves and drop shoulders. (3) Skirt with three tiers and elastic at waist. Machine washable. Est. cost: $15 each.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 14 1982 (v.45#15) pg. 53, 120

Elegant synthetic suede tote bag for man or woman.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 26 1982 (v.46#2) pg. 74, 110

Convertible canvas sport or travel totes open up to give access to four zip pockets, fold up on themselves for easy carrying, have twill-tape strap handles, plus outside pocket.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 26 1982 (v.46#2) pg. 77, 126

Make a tote bag, clutch purse, and duffel bag from inexpensive rag rugs.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 5 1983 (v.46#8) pg. 45, 111

Roomy suede-cloth sling tote includes a zipper closure.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 25 1983 (v.47#2) pg. 66, 161

Sew your own 4-pocket corduroy tote where each pocket is a different color.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 13 1983 (v.47#4) pg. 180

Make a "walrus" or "penguin" tote bag for a girl.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 6 1984 (v.47#7) pg. 82, 132

Wooden handle for carrying plastic grocery sacks without having the plastic cut into your hand.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1992 (v.16#5) pg. 52

Large tote bag has a zippered pocket on one side and a smaller pocket on the back. "Brown Bag It" lettering is glued or sewn on the zipper pocket.
WORKBASKET May 1978 (v.43#8) pg. 31

Beach towel tote with pocket, straps and a pillow that buttons in place. Tote unfolds to serve as beach towel.
WORKBASKET Feb-Mar 1991 (v.56#3) pg. 34