Hello everyone!! Can you believe we are halfway through the year? I have to say it’s been the longest 6 months ever. During the stay at home order, what new hobbies did you learn? If sewing was that hobby, welcome to the club.
Today, I’m sharing a beginner tutorial on how to make a fun and easy cotton tote using Snow Sweet Collection by J. Wecker Frisch.
Take a look at my Snow Sweet Cotton Tote:
This tote is so darn cute. The pairing of both fabric just fits.
Let’s take about this fabric collection:
Snow Sweet was created by J. Weaker Frisch. This collection contains 32 different pattern prints.
It’s time to create!
1/2 yard of Snow Sweet Paper Snowflake Blue
1/2 yard of Snow Sweet Candy Making Text White.
Fusible Fleece Interfacing
Dritz Curtain Grommets
Chicago Screw Plyers
Instructions on how to create a Snow Sweet Cotton Tote:
Cut two pieces of the outer material 18 inches x 16 inches.
Cut two pieces of the lining fabric 18 inches x 16 inches.
Cut two pieces of the fusible fleece interfacing.
Cut two leather straps to 28 inches.
Making the bag:
Iron two fusible fleece to the lining fabric.
With right sides together, line the lining and the outer fabric together and pin.
Sew around the entire bag leaving a 3″ to 4″ opening. Cut corners to reduce bulk.
Turn and puck out the corner. Sew the opening with a 1/8 inch stitch.
Repeat for the bag front panel.
Once both pieces are turned, it is time to put the bag together.
Right sides together line up the two pieces matching all four corners -clip.
Sew 1/4 inch seam line on all 3 sides.
Turn the bag inside out.
Adding the leather handle:
Measure down 2 inches from the top and over 3 inches from the side seam and mark the fabric.
Use the Dritz circle template to draw the circle on the front and back of the bag where the chalk marks are.
Use a pair of scissors to cut the circle out.
Place the grommet in place and press down until you hear a snap.
To attach the leather steps, use a leather hole punch and punch where you want the screws to go.
Add the screw and tighten it.
Place the Chicago screw tool over screw and close. Use a screwdriver to tighten the screw.
Repeat for the remaining 3 handles.
Quick and easy, right?!
What do you think? Would you create this easy cotton tote bag? I would love to see it.
Thank you so much for stopping by!