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Learn How to Make a "Joanna Bag" in This Fun Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial Video

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About This Tutorial

Let's learn how to make a stylish backpack! The Joanna backpack is a Missouri Star exclusive you can easily customize to fit your own individual tastes. Joanna's many fashionable features include a front zipper pocket, interior slip pocket, contrast flap, base, handle, and adjustable straps. Follow along with this new tutorial series and see what you can create with Sallie Tomato and Missouri Star.

Tutorial Resources

Layout PDF (Download PDF)

The Supplies List

⅜ yd.
Main Exterior Fabric 42" Wide
¼ yd.
Contrasting Fabric 25" Wide - Flap, Base, & Accent
½ yd.
Lining & Pocket Fabric 42" Wide
⅞ yd.
Fusible Woven Interfacing 19" Wide
¼ yd.
Sew-In Foam 58" Wide
2⅓ yds.
1" Webbing for handle & Adjustable Straps
Joanna Hardware Kit
Zippers, 7" Single Slide and #3 or #5 for interior pocket