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Two-Tone Fabric Totes (2 variations)

The ladies at our church are having a little craft day next month, to make a variety of crafts and sewing projects that can be kept or given away as gifts.  (The whole idea of it is to kick start the holiday season……and get a few projects made way ahead of time.  Okay, but even more than that, it’s just fun to get together and make stuff.  You don’t have to ask me twice! :) )  The gathering is called Super Saturday.  Have you heard of it? ;)

 

Well, I was asked to make some sort of sewing project, and you know………I thought and thought and thought about what to make.  Something to sew for kids?  Baby gifts? Something for yourself?  Home decor?  Maybe a neighbor gift?  Hmmmm…….

 

I finally decided to keep the sewing lines straight and keep the concept pretty simple.

 

 

And make something that people could keep……or stuff with something great and gift it away.

 

 

The Tote. 

 

Nice and basic.

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 **Finished tote measure 17 inches wide and 15 inches tall.

 

 

 

 

And yeah, we all have old totes kicking around, but who doesn’t need another one?

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Especially one with a bright pink flower and some sparkle? Ha. :)

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I kind of love it.

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You could make this bag in so many colors and so many variations…….but my Super Saturday friends only get these two choices.  (Sorry ’bout that!)

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The inside is fully lined…

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And the bottom is squared off to help it stand up……….but also gives the bag more room.  Perfect.

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Great tote to keep.

 

Great tote to give away.

 

Great tote for Super Saturday. :)

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**If you have no clue about this Super Saturday thing………just grab some friends, some fabric, and have a sewing night with friends.  Same idea.

 

 

Wanna make one too?

 

 

Supplies:

  • 1/2 yard of outer base fabric (something thick, like upholstery fabric or duck cloth)
  • 1 yard of upper and lining fabric (something thick, like upholstery fabric or duck cloth)
  • 1 – 2 yards of ribbon for ribbon and/or bow
  • scrap fabric for flower/other embellishments

 

–Finished tote measure 17 inches wide and 15 inches tall.

–Depending on the fabric that you use, the tote may or may not stand up on its own.  If your fabric is thick but kind of flimsy (doesn’t stand up alone), then consider adding interfacing to all fabric pieces.)

–All supplies and fabrics were purchased at Hobby Lobby for this project.

 

 

To get started, cut your pieces of fabric, like shown below.

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Grab one of your Upper Fabric pieces and place it together with one of the Lower Fabric pieces, with right sides together.  Line up the upper edges and sew them together, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance (shown on left).  Then, open it up and iron flat (shown on right).  Repeat with the other Upper and Lower fabric pieces.

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Now, line up your ribbon along the top of the Lower fabric section and pin in place.  Then sew along the top and bottom edge of your ribbon piece.

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Repeat with the other piece of ribbon and fabric.

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Now, place these two pieces together (with right sides together) and e sure you are matching the upper edges together.  Then, peek at the sides and carefully match up the ribbon pieces, so that they line up perfectly after the sides are sewn and then turned right side out.

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Then, sew along both sides and the bottom, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

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Next, grab one of the bottom corners and pull the front fabric away from the back fabric and fold it flat.  Make the tip nice and pointy while lining up the seam that’s now running along the front, even with the seam that’s running along the back.  Just feel it with your fingers and line both of those seams up.  (If you need to see more pictures, check out my Tote with Round Opening tutorial.)

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Iron it flat to help keep it in place for the next step.

 

Then, measure in 2 inches from the pointy corner (not the excess fabric but the corner inside of the seam) and mark with a pin.  Sew a straight line perpendicular with the other seam, right at that 2 inch mark.  (Drawing a line straight across first, is helpful if you’re nervous about eyeballing it.)

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Repeat with the other corner.

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Turn the the fabric right side out and iron the side seams flat.

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Then, iron each corner , just a bit, so that the bottom will stay boxed out.

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Wedge the bottom of the bag onto the ironing board, and do your best to flatten out the seam, without creating other creases on the bag.

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Repeat with the lining fabric, making sure that the 18 inch dimension goes from side to side and the 18.5 inch dimension goes from top to bottom.

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Grab two of the Handle pieces and place them together with right sides together, and sew along each side, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Do the same with the other 2 Handle pieces.

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Be sure to leave both ends open.

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Turn each handle right side out, and press flat.  (Need help Turning a Tube Right Side Out?)

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Then, grab one Handle piece and place each end 4 inches from each side seam and let the top ends overlap the top of the tote by a 1/2 inch.  Pin both ends in place.

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Turn the tote over and do the same thing with the other Handle.

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Sew each Handle end in place, using a 7/8 inch seam allowance.

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Now, slide the outer bag fabric (right side out) inside of the lining fabric (inside out)…

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Match up the top seams and the side seams and pin in place.

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Sew all the way around the stop edges, using a 1 inch seam allowance.  However, leave an opening between the handles on one side.

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Then, pull the outer bag fabric out, through the opening that you left.

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Continue pulling, until the entire bag is pulled right side out.

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Then, fit the lining fabric inside of the outer tote fabric.

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Iron the top edge of the bag flat, tucking the edges of the opening towards the inside, 1 inch.

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Sew along the upper edge of the tote, where the outer fabric meets the lining fabric…….nice and close to the upper edge.  (About an 1/8 of an inch.)

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For extra handle strength, sew a rectangle with an X through it, to really secure each handle end in place.  Be sure you are sewing through the handle end that’s tucked inside the innards of the tote.

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Now, for some added embellishment.

 

You can add any ol’ flower type you’d like, but I added a Knit Flower to my tote. (If you’d like a different flower type, try the Shirred Flower, or the Full and Textured Flower, or the Crushed Fabric Flower.)  Then, I carefully stitched through the center of the flower to secure it to the bag.  Sew around in a little circle, but not any wider than your embellishment that you’ll be adding to the center of the flower.

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Then, I added a little jewel to the center of the flower, with hot glue.

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Now, onto the bow embellished tote.

 

Cut a piece of ribbon that’s about 12 – 13 inches long and fold both ends towards each other, creating a bow shape.  Overlap the ends but not too much, or they’ll show after you add the center section of the bow.  Test your ribbon width by placing it across the middle of the bow, to be sure the ends will be hidden.  Then sew a seam straight down the center of the ribbon, securing the ends in place.

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Then wrap some ribbon around the center, covering the center seam of the bow.  Overlap the ends towards the back, pin in place, and set it aside for a second.

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Then, cut two more pieces of ribbon, and arrange them on the front of the bag to the right, directly beneath the handle end on the right.  Angle them out a bit, just like the ends of a tied bow would do.  And cut the ends off at an angle, if desired. Sew in place.

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Then, place the bow on top of the bow ends, with the loose ends of the bow center section, towards the back.  Stitch around the center of the bow.

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Then, to keep each of the ribbon ends from fraying, apply heat to melt them and seal them.

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And that’s it.  Fabric Totes…….in 2 different styles.

 

Enjoy!

-Ashley

Now that you’re a pro at sewing totes, give these other cute patterns a try!

Shirt & Tie Tote Bag...for BOYS!! |via Make It and Love It

Make a Farmer's Market Bag...from an Ikea Rug | via Make It and Love It

 

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Comments

  1. Raphaela says:

    Measurements for the same tote, but for children?
    Thanks
    Love your stuff!

  2. Laura says:

    My daughter and I made this for her teacher and it turned out beautifully! We added a couple of pockets, one on the front and another inside. We also added a big fancy button on the front and a little ribbon loop to close it. So cute! Is there any way to post a picture? I’d love to see how others’ have turned out too!

  3. Kim says:

    While standing in the long Thanksgiving weekend line at Jo Ann’s today, I got chatting with the couple behind me. The wife admired my fabric shopping bag, and I told her about your blog. I also told her that your tutorials are the best on the web. We both pulled out our smart phones and looked up this tutorial right then and there! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful tutorials with the rest of us!

    1. Ashley says:

      Awwwwww, this seriously made my day. Thanks so much!!! :) -Ashley

  4. MarieFabulous says:

    I made my first one!! It came out great. The directions were easy to follow even for a beginner sewer like myself. I am making at least 9 more for my best girl friends for Christmas!

  5. Kayla says:

    Thank you for sharing this awesome tutorial! I just made a tote and it turned out adorable!

  6. Sarah says:

    I love this so much!! I’ve actually made 3 bags already from this tutorial and helped 4 other mommy friends make some (some are Christmas gifts, some are just to have and one is even made with this beautiful day of the dead fabric for a Halloween candy sack!). I just love this – so easy to follow, even for a first time seamstress.

  7. Lindsay says:

    Great instructions! The colors of the bags are what really caught my eye. I LOVE chevron. I would like to try to make these and was wondering how long it took you for each. I’m am an OK sewer but figure it will likely take me a bit longer. I like to try to plan my projects accordingly since I have two young daughters. Thanks again for the wonderful tutorial!! Great gift idea, I love personalized presents.

    1. Sarah says:

      The first time I made this bag, it took me most of a day, working on it off and on through out. I’ve made it 3 times now (and coached a few other mom’s through it as well) and I can make it in about 2 hours. It’s incredibly straight forward! Good luck!

  8. SHARON SPIEGLE says:

    Great tutorial, you have the knack for doing instructions that are easy to understand.

    Keep up the great job!

  9. Brittnie says:

    Just finished this at 1 am , I couldn’t quit. :) thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

  10. prita says:

    your tutorial is crystal clear…good for a beginner like me..thanks Ashley

  11. Jaimee says:

    Finished both my bags and I LOVE them! Planning to make more for gifts :)

  12. Terrie says:

    I love these! The bow/flower options are great. Thanks for the tutorial :)

  13. Charlotte says:

    I made two for some 6 year old nieces. I added a double layer of tulle under the ribbon along the seam so they have tutu totes and they are darling. I can’t wait to give them for Christmas!

  14. Shawnie says:

    My 14 year old daughter has been wanting to make a bag, but most that I saw seemed too complicated. We decided to give this bag a try. She was able to do it all herself, with only a couple questions about boxing the corners. Thank you for the fantastic tutorial.

  15. Heather Hoy says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I made one and it tunred out AWESOME!!!!! Everywhere I go, people LOVE it! And so many ladies are asking for one now. :0)

  16. Jess says:

    Oh god! So cute! I want one!

  17. Suzanne says:

    Love this roomy pattern. I know if takes a lot of time and effort to publish a tutorial like this, so thank you for freely sharing it with us all! I made my own version and posted about it today…

    https://justanotherhangup.blogspot.com/2013/08/two-toned-fabric-tote-and-some-tips.html

    Thank you, Suzanne

  18. Erin says:

    Love this! Already bought my fabric! I was wondering though if you have any easy suggestions on making it a single over the shoulder strap? Just with 2 small kids it’s nice to not worry about it falling off my shoulder while chasing them around :D
    Either way I can’t wait to make it!

  19. Tracey says:

    What a great bag. I think it is a great basic bag and you can add different trim, ruffles, pockets, embellishments, etc.

    I’m going to try to make one with a tied bow in the front and a hidden pocket. I’ve got my fingers crossed. it took me a while to visualize how to do a hidden pocket but I think I can!

    Thanks for posting. Its fabulous. Coincidentally, I was at Hobby lobby and bought the same pink and gray fabric!

  20. Rainey says:

    When making a bag like this do you still prewash your fabric? I have duck cloth.

  21. Kelly O. says:

    hi Ashley,
    these are fantastic!
    Can you tell me about Super Saturday?
    Are there several projects available and people sign up for whatever ones they want? How many projects are offered?
    Do you have a morning session and an afternoon session?
    How many projects can ladies go home with?
    thanks
    kelly

  22. Lovaine says:

    Hi Ashley, now I am completely obsessed with these totes. I have made two this size, two medium and am in the process of making 2 tiny ones for 2, 1yr olds! I have put my embellishments on before attaching the lining and this makes them totally reversible or you could put them on at the end and just match one on the lining to cover the sewing. Thank you so much, love love love them!

  23. Megan says:

    I know you mentioned the bags dimensions are 17×15″. What is the depth measurement at the bottom of the bag? Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I have never made a tote before but my nephew needs one for school and my sister can’t seem to find anything. So I am going to try to make him one. Your tutorial is the best I have come across.

  24. Jaime says:

    perfect that PYP has cheveron fabric for a steal for these!

  25. Andrea says:

    I love a new bag! I would love to show you how mine turned out. I left the space between the handles open and made it into a pocket for my phone. Your instructions are awesome! I can’t wait to make more :)

  26. Kristina Noall says:

    I’m surprised they didn’t put you in charge of Super Saturday! (I miss those. I guess my ward opted not to have them anymore? Boo.) Just think, now you don’t have to teach–just tell everyone to look at this tutorial beforehand! ;)

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh gosh, being in charge of everything would have been a lot of work. Whew, I escaped that! ;)

      And haha, so true!! But really, the reason I posted it early, was so that I can say, “Oh shoot, you didn’t finsh? No worries, it’s all written out online.” Haha, it will probably save my voice a bit!

  27. kia says:

    Cute bags, I will make a few this weekend.

  28. Emily says:

    I have to admit the First thing I thought scrolling through was “look how long your hair is” ! Sorry, it took me a second to realize it was you in the picture (you look lovely) these totes are great. I made a few from tour last post. I might try to adapt these with some inside pockets to become my new purse.

  29. Rebecca says:

    Love(!) the idea of a sewing Saturday — what fun! These totes are so, so cute, too. If you have newbie seamstresses, consider having them use the Esther’s tote method for a more professional looking bag. I think the fabric requirements are nearly identical, but they don’t require any topstitching. https://oohprettycolors.blogspot.com/2008/01/esthers-tote-tutorial.html I especially appreciated the jersey flower tutorial. That’sa great embellishment!

  30. Lovaine says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to try these. I just bought some amazing fabric in Barcelona whilst on holiday (vacation) and it is perfect for these. Thank you sooooo much.

  31. Randi says:

    I’ve been pinning tote patterns, but just haven’t made any. I think I was waiting for this perfect , easy to make bag! And your tutorial is so easy to understand! Thank you!

    1. Ashley says:

      That’s so good to hear……perfect! Best of luck! :)

  32. Jaime says:

    These are so great! Do you have any tips for how you execute a super saturday craft like this. We had SS a few weeks ago and the offerings were a little sad. I wouldn’t mind doing a class but I worry about logistics. What if the fabric is no longer available? Do you cut everything in advance? How do you get extra sewing machines? I did a hair bow class once. My cousin had done one and asked the sisters to bring ribbon (specifically 3 yds 1.5″ groisgrain) and it was a disaster. Most people brought the wrong material. so when I did mine I offered making 3 different bow styles and they would all be white groisgrain. So you could learn the technique and make some on your own if you desired. It went ok. Most of the women were great. But there was one who was vocally complaining all the bows were white. a few women brought addition ribbon to make themselves extra and gave me a buck or two for the extra supplies which I was ok with. If you have any tips that would be great. I always like to compare notes to learn how to do it better. Thanks. I think you are awesome!

    1. Ashley says:

      Yeah, it’s no fun when they turn out wonky. So yeah, comparing notes is always helpful.

      I’m not running the Super Saturday in any way, I was just asked to come up with a project to teach. But, in order to make the different projects for ours, they must sign up between now and about 2 weeks before the Super Saturday happens. And they have to pay the fee for the project(s) they want to make, 2 weeks before as well. Then, each of the project teachers have about two weeks to buy supplies and organize kits with everything each person needs to create the project. (Yeah, I have a lot of cutting to do!) And as far as price is concerned, I bought my fabric at Hobby Lobby while it was on sale for 30% off. If it goes off sale, I can always print off their coupon (that’s always available) for 40% off and still get it for about the same price. That way, if I need to do a little refunding I can but not have to ask for more money from each person. But each project may be different, depending on where you buy your supplies and if the prices will change at that store.

      I have heard having people pay the day they make it, is a mess. And the teacher ends up not getting all her money back. Boo. So, paying up front is definitely the way to go. And if they miss the deadline, then they don’t make one.

      As far as just using white ribbon to learn the hairbow styles, I think that was a great idea. It was just practice. (But hey, white goes with everything and it’s the color of bow that we have the most of!) However, if you choose colors for a project, I figure you just have to pick popular colors and if they like their choices, they’ll sign up. If not, they’ll skip that class. Because yeah, it was impossible to pick everyone’s favorite color or print for these totes……but hopefully enough will like them. But if they really don’t, at least they can attend the class and learn how to make it, and then make another one at home with their own fabric choice.

      Oh, and as far as sewing machines go, we just have to gather enough from ladies that are attending. We should have enough. And there are different time blocks that they can take the class, so there’s some rotating and sharing going on.

      Anyway, whew, I was long winded. But hopefully that helps.

      And good luck for next time! :)
      Ashley

  33. Brittany says:

    very fun! I don’t know when our ward will do another super Saturday. I usually end up being in charge of the vinyl lettering craft/s. I think the ladies will love them! great job

  34. Gaba says:

    I love your blog!!
    Thanks for these tote!
    Kisses from Argentina!
    ★´¨)
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    (¸.★´ (¸.★` ¤ Gaba ♥
    https://www.miscreacionesymas.blogspot.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/gaba.disenosexclusivos

  35. Angela @ CreatiKnit.etsy.com says:

    You have such awesome posts! I just love this tote idea, and thanks so much for taking the time to share the instructions with us! You are so talented! :)

    1. Ashley says:

      You’re so welcome! Having this whole blog thing as my crafting outlet, makes each project that much more fun!

      Now jump on it…..and whip up a tote or two! ;)

      -Ashley

  36. K.D. says:

    I just purchased my fabric necessary to make one of these as a thank you gift for our nanny who spent the summer with us. She is off to start her “real” job, so I thought she might like a new bag to tote her work items in. I’m adding a couple of pockets to the inside in the same fabric as the exterior to hold her cell and whatever else. I can’t wait to get started tonight! Thanks for a great tutorial!

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh, that’s perfect! I bet she’ll love it! Oh, and where can I find me one of those “nanny’s”?? Haha!

    2. K.D. says:

      Same place I found mine – Care.com! It was the BEST option for the summer, and we were VERY picky with who we chose to meet. No more summer daycare for us – nannies are definitely the way to go.

  37. Suzanne says:

    So cute and a beautiful, easily followed tutorial! Thank you!

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh good, glad you like it. AND that it makes sense! :)

  38. Stacey O. says:

    LOVE THIS! I suggested these bags to our Super Saturday gals, and now I’ve been asked if I’d like to teach the class. Yikes! (I’m a quilter at heart and have never tried my hand at anything like this!) Can you give me an idea (estimate) of what the cost was per bag and how long it took to make them? I’m going to try my hand at it this weekend…hoping they turn out as cute as yours! :) Thanks!!!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Ha……you should have zipped those lips! ;) But truly, if you can quilt, you could make these in a snap. I’m not kidding! Quilting takes time and straight lines and patience. This will be lots faster. Give it a try……you’ll see! :)

      And the price depends on the fabric you choose but anywhere from $7-$10, I’d say. I bought this fabric at Hobby Lobby and it was on sale for 30% off. If it goes off sale before I have to buy more of it for the people who sign up, they always have those 40% coupons (for full priced items) that I can use any time.

      Oh, and if everyone has a sewing machine to use and you pre-cut the fabric for them, I’m hoping it will take about an hour or an hour and a half at the most to make.

      Good luck! And hop back on here and let me know how they turn out. I’m already convinced you’re going to surprise yourself! :)

      -Ashley

  39. Marie B says:

    Your instructions are the best I have ever seen! I think I could actually do this and I LOVE Tote Bags!

    Thank you! By the way, your are adorable!

    1. Ashley says:

      You totally CAN do this! All it takes is a project that you really want to make, and you’ll surprise yourself. It happens to me all the time. Go for it!

  40. Alexandrea says:

    So cute! I love the fabrics you choose and they look so well sewn! Also, I totally thought that was a store bought flower embellishment until you had directions. Thanks for sharing! I’ve definitely got this pinned for when I start my Christmas projects.

    1. Ashley says:

      Ha……tricked you! Love it. :) Good luck when you get around to making one! -Ashley

  41. Bre says:

    This is just what I needed to make church bags for my kids. I was just about to look for a tutorial for them when this popped up on my facebook wall. Thank you!

    1. Ashley says:

      Yeah, your friend emailed me and told me you were looking for a similar tutorial. Ha…..just kidding. What a great coincidence though! :) I love that! Good luck… -Ashley

  42. Lisa says:

    There is a sister in my ward that was baptized last month and has been using a plastic bag for her scriptures. When I saw her on Sunday I decided that I was going to make her a scripture bag this week if I did nothing else! I looked all over pinterest last night to find a pattern to work with and I wasn’t too excited about any of them. Then I sit down this morning and what pops up? Your tote! This is exactly what I was looking for! I love your style and your tutorials are always so easy for me to follow. THANK YOU for making my day!

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh my, this made me so happy to read. If you would have been the only person to see this tutorial, it would have made the time it took to put the instructions together completely worth it. This will surely put a smile right on this sister’s face. Oh, what a kind and thoughtful heart you have. Good luck and let me know how it turns out for you! :)

      -Ashley

  43. wpbmommy1 says:

    I fell in love with these two bags within seconds of opening my email!! The worst thing I can possibly say is that because they are so cute I will be too selfish to give them away! They are a perfect size. Darn you 8 hour a day job!! Now I have to wait to get started!! Thank you so much for sharing your very detailed tutorial!

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh, that’s so good to hear! And haha…….go on, keep them for yourself! But I guarantee, then you’ll start thinking of others to gift them to. ;) Hurry and get that work day done, you have some sewing to do! -Ashley

  44. Ana from The Lost Apron says:

    This is such a great tutorial. I love your clean construction. This is great for a group project. I have pinned this to my DIY grocery bag board:

    https://pinterest.com/thelostapron/diy-grocery-bags/

    1. Ashley says:

      Ca you see yourself shopping with a few of these? You’ll be carrying the cutest grocery totes in the whole store. :) Good luck!

  45. Rhonda says:

    Lovely fabric pairings- Think I’ll make these up as Christmas gifts for my coworkers at Hobby Lobby! Thanks :-)

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh, thanks Rhonda! How lucky are you to be around all this great fabric and cool supplies every day. Your co-workers will love this……good luck! :)

  46. Michele N says:

    Very cute! Love the simple but awesomeness of it. Need to have some super Saturdays with some of my best friends to get started on Christmas!

    1. Ashley says:

      It really is so fun to do projects together. Yeah, it may take a little longer…….but totally worth it. :)

    2. Michele N says:

      Also, what is the finished size of this bag? I’ve been thinking about making a tote for my soon to be 13 yo for school this year, because I hate spending a lot on the ones at the store that don’t even make it through a school year.

    3. Ashley says:

      Oh yes, it’s 17 inches wide and 15 inches tall. I added that info in, so thanks! :)

  47. Stephanie says:

    Does this end up pretty substantial, or would it be beneficial to line it with something? I’m thinking about making it for a teacher bag to hold papers and pretty heavy books.

    1. Ashley says:

      It really depends on the type of fabric you use. You can find upholstery fabric or duck cloth that’s sturdy but still flimsy and may need some lining or interfacing to help stiffen it up. However, the bag itself is still pretty strong, even if it doesn’t stand up straight. But if you know she’s carrying books around in it, I would go ahead and line it with something. Good luck! :)

  48. Melissa Pflugradt says:

    so cute!

    1. Ashley says:

      Thanks Melissa!

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