I love simple tote bags. I use a leather variation of this everyday and I was inspired to make this canvas one for Spring when I found some great trim at my local closeout fabric store Jomar. This is a great beginner project with a little flair.
Here are the materials that you will need:
- 1 piece of 34” x 15” cotton canvas fabric folded in half
- 2 pieces of 1-2 inch wide of trim
- 2 pockets cut out of your canvas fabric. I uploaded a pattern for you here.
- Straight Pins
- Fabric scissors
- Sewing machine with matching thread
Here is the 3 minute video on how to make the tote:
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The photo above shows the shirt that I made from the pattern tutorial that I posted last week. I just finished the second video on how to cut and sew the pattern that you made. I hope that you enjoy it, and please let me know if you end up making something! You can post it on our facebook page or tag it on instagram.
Hi friends! As you can see from my last post that I have been making a lot of my own clothes. I have been teaching myself to make my own patterns from clothing that I already have. I haven’t had much luck finding sewing patterns that I like. I am drawn to really simple clothing with clean lines made of nice fabrics. It amazes me that it is so hard to find basic sewing patterns that meet my needs.
I should also mention that I have no formal training in sewing or pattern drafting, I learned everything that I know from my Mom who learned everything that she know from a 7th grade home ec class. So what I’m sharing is a simple system that I have figured out that works for me. Through this video tutorial you will see how easy it can be to draft a sewing pattern from an article of clothing that you already own. You can use this pattern over and over again to create new garments.
I will be making a follow up video that shows you how to sew a garment from the pattern that you created and I hope to have that up next week.
Please let me know if there are questions that you have, and any feedback of ways that I can be improving the information that I am sharing. And if you end up using this tutorial please share it with me! You can tag @wemadeithome on instagram, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s MY FIRST VIDEO!!!