Thursday, June 23, 2011


I'm a big fan of tote bags and almost always have one with me on the way to work. I've got a lot of crap to hold! Instead of buying another bag, I decided to make my own. Why not? I've been making everything else lately.

I went searching around online and found this simple tutorial. I changed a few things... like cutting on the fold so I wouldn't have a seam on the bottom of the bag, making it a little bit bigger and adding a couple of pockets on the inside. It turned out great!

I used decorator remnants from the fabric store for the outside of the bag. It's a little thicker and works better than regular fabric for a tote bag... better yet, it was only $4/yd. and I can get two out of it!

Hand-Made Tote

This bag is really simple and only took a couple of hours.... I see many more tote bags in my future....


  1. Oh ma gosh! Soooo adorable. You are so talented!

  2. great job!!
    i don't have a machine...but if i did...toes would be one of the first things i'd try my hand at!
    (and pockets on the inside is a must!) :)

  3. This is lovely, well done.

  4. oh my god, will you make me one?? hahah. it looks great!