Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cute Reversible Tote

Hi everyone! I apologize for my absence lately...the Christmas season got a little hectic around here! But things have calmed down now and it's time to start sharing the projects I've been up to lately.



First up is this cute little reversible tote bag, which was quick and easy to make and can be made any size you wish. I made this one with just 2 fat quarters of fabric - one for the outside and straps, and one for the lining.

To get the pieces for this tote, choose a fat quarter for the outside fabric (a fat quarter measures approximately 18 inches x 22 inches). After squaring the fabric up, cut two 2.5 inch strips off of the long end so they each measure 2.5" x 22". Then cut the remaining fabric in half, which leaves you with pieces that measure 11 x 13. As you can see in the photo below, this uses up every bit of the fat quarter.



Next, cut two 11 x 13 pieces from a coordinating fabric to use for the lining. Now you have the six pieces required to make this bag!


To assemble the bag, I used pretty much the exact same steps that are used in an easy to follow tutorial over at Skip to my Lou. (Love that site!) And since she already wrote such a great tutorial, it would be pretty redundant to write another one with the same instructions. Once you have your pieces cut and ready to go, follow the link below to learn how to make your bag!

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/07/17/how-to-make-a-simple-reversible-totebag/



This little tote is really quick and easy to make, is completely reversible, and the size, colors, and even shape can be customized! This means it makes a great gift for girls/women of all ages!

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