Jacob's Ladder Lakes Tote Bag Pattern, size W10" x H14" / 25 cm x 36 cmFREE
Note: The inset image shows detail of the Lakes bag (the finished bag is the Lipari option).
Pattern for Jacob's Ladder Lakes Tote Bag designed by Helen Butcher of LittlePatchPockets.
Finished size excluding handles: W10" x H14" x D3" / 25 cm x 36 cm x 8 cm.
You will need:
- 2 x Lakes 5" Charm Squares 8 colours, 1 x 0.5m Colourshott 09 Zeta, 1 x 0.5m Ruby Red 01 Madrid*, 1 x Fat Quarter Ruby Reds 04 Cordoba
* Available on request - please email us.
Level of difficulty: confident beginner / intermediate.
" This design is a development of the traditional rail fence block - by setting the blocks on point you really get to see the full effect of the beautiful Oakshott fabric. I called it Jacob's Ladder because it reminds me of a toy I had as a child: a clever arrangement of wooden pieces joined by ribbons which cascaded when held correctly. "
Our fabrics are cut from a 54” / 137 cm bolt width - that’s up to 23% wider than 'standard'. This means that our cut lengths and pre-cut packs provide a surprising amount of fabric!
Because they’re cut from 54” / 137 cm wide bolts, our cuts are up to a third bigger than 'standard'.
Our pre-cuts come in Fat 8ths, Fat Quarter, Half Metre Block or 1 Metre packs. 5” Charm Squares are available for individual collections.
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We use the best quality reactive dyes which provide the best fastness to light, rubbing and especially to washing. This however cannot be guaranteed and as many quilts are future heritage projects, we recommend dry cleaning.
Our fabrics are soft finished with steam after production and most quilters do not prewash them. If prewashing is preferred, then only by hand in clean water at 30C, please.
Our fabrics are pure finished ie they don’t contain binders / wax / starch etc. The handle will therefore change very little when the fabric is washed. They may however fray slightly more than ‘finished’ fabrics and to minimise this, we recommend overlocking cut edges prior to washing.
Do not machine wash and do not tumble dry. Dark and light colours should be washed separately. Avoid optical whiteners and chlorine based cleaning products. Gently towel dry and iron whilst damp. Allow for a shrinkage of 3-5%.
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How should I care for the fabrics - before, during and after sewing?
We use the best quality reactive dyes which provide the best fastness to light, rubbing and especially to washing. This however cannot be guaranteed and as many quilts are future heritage projects, we recommend dry cleaning. Our fabrics are soft finished with steam after production and most quilters do not prewash them. If prewashing is preferred, then only by hand in clean water at 30C, please.
Our fabrics are pure finished ie they don’t contain binders / wax / starch etc. The handle will therefore change very little when the fabric is washed. They may however fray slightly more than ‘finished’ fabrics and to minimise this, we recommend overlocking cut edges prior to washing. Do not machine wash and do not tumble dry. Dark and light colours should be washed separately. Avoid optical whiteners and chlorine based cleaning products. Gently towel dry and iron whilst damp. Allow for a shrinkage of 3-5%.
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