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Exclusive Cooler Grocery Tote and Insulated Lunch Tote Pattern

Cooler Grocery Tote and Insulated Lunch Tote Pattern
Item #: NZP-Q012

Sew totes-to-go!

The sewing is streamlined with simple pattern shapes made from just a few rectangles and our Easiest-ever Zipper Technique!

With this pattern, stitch a stylish Cooler Grocery Tote for an afternoon picnic or to pick up a few groceries, its a nice width not too wide and the deep tote design allows for taller produce, like celery and bok choy.

Make daily lunchtime enjoyable when you create the Insulated Lunch Tote, it's a nice size and easily holds soup, salad and sandwich containers.

The Cooler Grocery Tote and Insulated Lunch Tote, made with Riley Blake Designs Afternoon Picnic fabrics, Pellon Sof-Shape Interfacing, Pellon Insul-fleece Batting, Pellon Silver Lining Insul-Film, Pellon Decovil One-Sided Fusible Stabilizer and a zipper, are made with streamlined cutting and sewing instructions.

Step-by-step instructions with full color illustrations plus Classic Timesaving Tips by Nancy Zieman!

Optional: Choose 1 Cotton Webbing for Handles:
Cooler Grocery Tote 4 yd.
Insulated Lunch Tote 3 yd.

Approximate finished size:
Cooler Grocery Tote 19" W x 17" L x 6" D.
Insulated Lunch Tote 14" W x 11" L x 5" D.

For each project choose one dark fabric for the tote and one light/medium fabric for the contrasting pocket.

The featured fabrics are from the Afternoon Picnic Collection by Nancy Zieman Productions for Riley Blake Designs.

Exclusive pattern by Nancy Zieman Productions.

As seen on  Stitch it! Sisters program 107: Cooler Grocery Tote.


Join real life sisters, Deanna Springer and Dana Casey from Nancy Zieman Productions, for fun sewing adventures in their new sewing video series. Watch the Stitch it! Sisters as they share step-by-step fabric cutting and sewing techniques for making NZP's NEW! Cooler Grocery Tote Project.



As seen on Stitch it! Sisters program 108: Insulated Lunch Tote.

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Nancy Zieman Productions/NZ Productions LLC

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC was founded in 2007, by Nancy Zieman a businesswoman, author, pattern designer, home economist and national sewing authority. Nancy Zieman Productions (Team NZP) is honored to carry on Nancy’s legacy and love of sewing and quilting through sharing Nancy’s time-saving sewing techniques at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog, developing sewing notions for Clover Needlecraft, Inc., fashion garment patterns for The McCall Pattern Company, fabric collections for Riley Blake Designs, creating quilt patterns for QuiltWoman, and co-managing The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show with PBS Wisconsin.

Team NZP includes Nancy’s longtime friend Deanna Springer, Vice President of Marketing; Dana Casey, Marketing Coordinator; Denise Abel, Merchandising Coordinator; and Sarah Schulz, Marketing Assistant. Led by Richard E. Zieman, Nancy’s husband and author of Nancy Zieman: The Rest of the Story–A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends.