How To: Totally Easy Totes


As promised, the above link will take you to my pattern for making the tote bags. Yesterday, for my three classes, I made each of my kids a trick-or-treat bag- as evidenced by the above bag, which belongs to the Abidoodle. The smallish toile bag was winging-it at my last class, and shows how, once you get the gist of making them, you can make them, literally, in ANY size you need.

If you can sew a straight seam, you CAN make these. Honestly. I promise. If anyone has any problems, e-mail me. This is seriously a high-success, not-much-experience needed sewing project.

Oh- each bag cost less than $5 in supplies. Have fun and let me know how you do!

21 thoughts on “How To: Totally Easy Totes

  1. Hey – just thought I’d let you know… some of the instructions that are written in black go over top the black fabric illustrations. So, I can’t read that part of the instructions. I think I can figure it out… but I thought you should know… maybe it’s just my computer, but it printed up the same way…

  2. If I only had a sewing machine…😦 I looked at the pattern and I got the same thing as Melissa. I can’t read part of the instuctions because it reads over the black fabric illustrations. Just a second observer. Maybe we need a different program to read it?

  3. These are cute. My mother makes something similar. It also had a little latch added into it, that folds over the bag and hooks to a button to help keep it closed. I use mine for library books. 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing the instructions. I need a new Primary bag. Some of the instructions were on top of text on my computer too, but I was able to grab the box and move it down a bit to see everything.

  5. I love that cherry one! They’re great, maybe I’ll let you walk me through one sometime. Or I could get my machine fixed and do it myself, but where’s the fun in that?
    I bet everyone loved making them!!

  6. I’ll be the judge of if they are easy!!🙂 I am glad to know how to do these and one of these days I will dust off the old machine and give them a try… they are great birthday gifts filled w/ art supplies (and great church bags…)

  7. Awesome! Thanks for sharing… you posted it four years ago and people are still thankful, just want you to know!! Heidi

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