I get an absolute thrill seeing the creations others have sewn from the tutorials I've put out into the webiverse. I may or may not actually squeak when I come across a new one. Get inspired to sew your own by checking out these fabulous Lined Canvas Tote Bags (with a bonus calculator for sewing one ANY SIZE)!
The Lined Canvas Tote Tutorial guides you through sewing a fully lined, classic canvas tote bag with an outer pocket and a reinforced bottom. It's my go-to sewn gift. The tutorial includes full cutting dimensions to create a final tote 8 ½″ wide x 11 ½″ tall x 4″ deep. There's no guess work except choosing your fabrics. And I love the fabric combinations that I've come across.
|Clockwise from upper left: Il Blog di Germana; Leigha Baer on Craftsy; bcawest7130541 on Craftsy; Ali; angholbrook on Craftsy|
|Clockwise from top left: Nanou et ses 10 doigts; Sue Griffiths; Il Blog di Germana; Sarah Dudik|
|Clockwise from upper left: Sew Can She; Vicky Myers Creations; Stone Cottage Adventures; Little Swede Heart; Sheila M|
I've given myself warm, fuzzy innards of happiness collecting all these totes in one sitting. Seriously so wonderful to see others create from something I've put out there. Thank you for sharing your creations with me. Have you made a Lined Canvas Tote that I've missed? Let me know in the comments.
Bennett Planet has produced the Bennett Tote Bag Calculator for making ANY SIZE lined canvas tote from this tutorial. Brilliant! And available to all here. Do you love that, or what?!
Next month (June!) the Sewing Showcase will feature the 3-Fabric, 10-Step Tote. If you've sewn a 3-10 Tote be sure to let me know -- add it to the Share page, upload it to the Flickr group, link to it on Craftsy, tag me on Facebook or Instagram, email me, tell me in the comments...I wanna see!
You should really see all that goes into each project!
From my marathon sewing sessions, to all that I do when I #shouldhavebeensewing catch daily updates on Instagram (and Flickr) of works-in-progress. Get that behind the scenes view you’re looking for, and sneak peeks of upcoming tutorials, too.
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