6.29.2012

Quick Market Tote {or I always forget mine}

This little diddy will take you less than an hour to sew. And that's if you're like me and are the slowest sewer on earth. Its quick, its easy, and I think its cute!


All you'll need to make your own tote is some heavy duty fabric {canvas, home decor, or duck cloth} and belting. I got half a yard of of duck cloth {from Hobby Lobby} and 1 yard of belting. You can change up those measurements based on how big you want your bag to be.


To keep this bag super quick, there's no lining. You'll have to finish your edges if you want to be able to wash it. For me, that's finishing edges is quicker than lining a bag! 

You'll start by folding both of the short ends of your fabric a half inch twice towards the wrong side. Then, sew to create the top of your bag.


Fold your bag in half, right sides facing. You'll sew each side at a slight angle to give your bag a fun shape. Trim your seams to 1/4inch and then finish {I used a zig-zag stitch}.


For the handles I cut two 15 inch pieces. Again, this can be adjusted to your preferences. With the bag still inside out, measure in 3 1/2 inches from the edge and pin one side of the handle. Do the same thing 3 1/2 inches in from the other edge. You'll want 1 1/2 inches of the handle down your bag. Sew in a square, like I cleverly dashed in above. This will help the bag hold up to the heavy load it will need to carry. I used Fray Check for the end of the belting so it won't unravel. You can always carefully heat seal the ends before you sew them on to the bag.


Happy shopping!





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6 comments:

  1. Love the material and love how easy this is to make! Thanks for sharing!
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  2. Super cute friend! I love the fabric you used!

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  3. Love how easy this is! I am visiting from the Tater tots and Jello link up and thought I would stop by and say hi. I am a new follower! Hope you will stop by http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ and do the same.

    Robin

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  4. Hey lady! I just stumbled on your cute blog and I’m your newest adoring follower!! Also I'd love to have you check out a huge Shabby Apple Giveaway I'm having right now!

    hope to see you there, and thanks so much!!
    Xo, Emily

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  5. Love your tote. The fabric is so pretty!

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