The Basics: How to Sew a Reversible Tote Bag

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A FREE reversible tote video sewing tutorial from Beverlys!

Sewing Supplies:

Fabric Dimensions

Tote fabric:

  • 2 pieces 17 x 18” – cut away 2” square from each bottom corner (four total)

Lining fabric:

  • For handles and pocket cut 1 piece 10 x 45” (or the width of your fabric). Take this strip and cut it to 10 x 26” and then in half again for twoΒ handles each 5 x 26” Remaining piece from the strip (about 10 x 17”) will be for the pocket.
  • two pieces 17 x 18” and cut away 2” square from each bottom corner (four total)
  • fusible fleeceΒ –Β cut twoΒ strips 1 1/4 x 26” -2 pieces 17 x 18” and cut away 2” square from each bottom corner (four total)

More instructions can be found here! Β 
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More Totes to Sew:

Sew an Urban Diaper Tote The Lovely Lotta Tote Bag - PDF Sewing PatternNewsstand Tote Pattern Download by Sew ScatterbrainedΒ Β toriska color block tote sewing patternΒ Β The Quilter's Palette Tote Bag Pattern from Jinny BeyerΒ Β The Motherload Tote Bag Sewing PatternΒ Β No Zippers, No Pockets, Easy-to-Sew Patchwork Tote Bag!Β Β Quilted Tumbler Tote Bag Sewing PatternΒ Β Cooper Carry All PDF Tote Bag PatternΒ Β Β Β Smile and Wave Tote Bag PDF Sewing Pattern + Adjustable Strap Tutorial from Betz White

Sew a Tweetie Pie Shopping Bag - PDF Sewing Pattern from SusieD DesignsΒ Β The City Tote Daytripper and Everyday from RLR CreationsΒ Β The Petal Purse, Tote, & Cosmetic Bags - PDF Sewing Pattern by Cosy Nest DesignsΒ Β Β Β LANA Tote Bag PDF Sewing Pattern from Delinda Boutique DesignsΒ Β A free tutorial demonstrating how to sew and applique this nautical octopus beach tote. The fabrics used here come from the Blend line.Β Β PDF Sewing Pattern

We hope these projects inspire you to sew, knit, or crochet,Β something fabulous today!  

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