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Shopping Tote "Tillou"

By: Katharina Reichert from
Shopping Tote
Shopping Tote Tillou

"A very quick and easy project for in between, if the sewing passion grips you. Use the French seam to get a professionally made shopping tote. Appropriate for the French seam technique, the small French town Tillou gives this bag its name As "Tillou" not only should to look good, but also should to have a lot of room for purchases, it has a wide bottom. As icing on the cake, you have the choice between two handle versions for your "Tillou" - with contrast fabric or without. This bag is great for beginners, but also nice to sew for intermediate."

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • 65cm x 110cm (26" x 43") fabric
  • additionally for version 2: 25cm x 75cm (10" x 30") contrast fabric
  • edge former, alternative cocktail stick
  • optional: approx. 80cm (32") narrow cord
  • scissors/rotary cutter, sewing machine, pins, thread
  • sewing pattern "Tillou" by happy sewing
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