Thursday, February 9, 2012
Stylish Market Tote
I've surprised myself by completing two sewing projects this week.
The market tote idea came from the same book I used for the mouse pin cushion.
You probably have several tote bags for the market. But, what I like about this tote are the wide long straps that can go over your shoulder. I've made the bottom and the lining from a sturdy woven fabric. The top part can reflect your style or purpose for the bag. Because the straps are part of the tote, there is no chance for a strap to pull loose when carrying your items.
You could just as easily make it out of a vinyl table cloth (thrifted) and use it as a beach bag or a rainy-day bag.
On my next tote to sew, I have changed out the print to be on the bottom half. If you decide to give this project a try, this is the link with complete instructions.
Let your imagination free and make one in your very own style....