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Children’s Book / Library Mini Totes

Childs Library Book Bag Sewing Tutorial

A free sewing tutorial from Frugal Mom Eh

Elizabeth from Frugal Mom Eh! reverse engineered a sweet child-size gingerbread tote bag that her Great Aunt had made her when she was a little girl, to make brand new bags for her own little girls. These totes measure approximately 11″ wide x 11″ high.

Sewing Supplies:

  1. (1) 11.5″ wide x 22.5″ cotton fabric – outer fabric

  2. (1) 11.5″ wide x 22.5″ cotton fabric – lining

  3. (2) 3″ wide x 14″ cotton fabricstraps (Same fabric as lining)

  4. (1) 14″ wide x 8″ cotton fabric – Pocket (Same fabric as lining)

  5. *optional coordinating thread

  6. water-soluble marking pen

  7. straight pins

  8. sewing machine

  9. clear acrylic ruler

  10. rotary cutter

  11. self-healing mat for cutting

  12. iron

Go to the Free Sewing Tutorial at Frugal Mom Eh!


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