The One Armed Bag-It Tote is an original pattern, that allows for easy access to your bag contents while shopping at the market for vegggies. I created this pattern when I saw a similar bag at a quilt show. What appealed to me was its simplicity and sturdiness to its modern shape. Heavier weight fabrics work best for this bag, but you can use light weight fabric with heavier interfacing if you prefer.
This pattern is for two sizes of bags: Finished bag A: 14”x11”x 3" B: 17”x12”x4”
You will need to supply:
One piece of freezer paper: 15" x 18” for smaller bag A, or 18” x 21” for larger bag B
Fabric needed: 2/3 yard each if using 44" wide cotton for bag main (I prefer heavy weight cotton) and lining (can use light or regular weight).
1.25 yard Fusible interfacing (if 22" wide) medium weight, or choose a heavier type, if you like a more substantial bag. Use an additional yard if you want an even stiffer bag, lining both main and lining fabrics.
Thread, pins or wonder-clips, scissors, chalk marking pencil; Sewing machine, steam iron, Template - see page 3; Use 1/2" seams unless noted otherwise.