My Favorite Tote Bag

Postby Nathan-MoreLikeHome » November 22nd, 2013 » pinned x times

I don't know about you guys, but I have a lot of bags. A lot. They just speak to me. But one of my very favorite bags is a small, striped tote. I drooled over it at a thrift store and my sister snatched it up for Christmas. And it's the perfect size. So I used it as the inspiration for this new tote pattern! I changed a few things like the way the straps are attached just to make it a little spiffier. But that beautiful perfect size is the same. The finished size is about 11" wide x 9" tall x 4" deep. It's small enough to use a purse, but big enough to stuff in a couple diapers and wipes while I run errands. It has pockets inside and outside, and deep gussets for lots of usable space.

Here's what you need to make one:

1/2 yard duck cloth or canvas for the exterior
1/2 yard quilting cotton for the interior (or you can use another duck cloth and skip the interfacing)
3/8 yard duck cloth or canvas for the straps.
1 yard medium weight fusible interfacing
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