Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My New Summer Tote Bag

Here's another item from my to-do-craft-project-list. Noodlehead recently posted her new summer tote bag tutorial . . . and I originally planned on using up some cute black/white damask print canvas scraps that I had leftover from my hair clipper bag. But a trip to the fabric store to find just the right fabric for the lining caused me to come across these incredibly adorable bright flowery and polka dot canvas fabrics. These fabrics screamed "New Tote Bag" to me and so they came home, along with some cute red pom pom trim. This was an amazingly fast bag to sew up. I added the pom poms on the front pockets along with a couple of super-sized pockets on the inside to hold whatever (crap) necessity finds its way inside. This was an easy 1/2 yard project (1/2 yard of outside fabric, 1/2 yard of lining fabric, 1/2 yard of canvas for "batting" plus an additional 1/4 yard of the contrasting inside pocket fabric. I sized up the measurements just a touch to use up pretty much all of the yardage. And I bought 1 1/2 yards of webbing for the handles and just used the whole length (cut in half obviously) for handles. Nothing like a super giant new tote bag. I can't quite decide how to use it first.


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~Beth D. said...

very bright! nice job.

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Cute--I love the fabric you chose!!

Semi`nin Mutlu Elleri said...

Very nice! I love your blog:)