Sewing Showcase: Lined Canvas Tote

Fabulous Sewing Showcase of classic Lined Canvas Totes sewn from The Inspired Wren's tutorial.

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.

Love these Lined Canvas Totes! So classic. | The Inspired Wren
Clockwise from upper left: Il Blog di Germana; Leigha Baer on Craftsy; bcawest7130541 on Craftsy; Ali; angholbrook on Craftsy

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?!
Sew ANY SIZE lined canvas tote from The Inspired Wren with this brilliant calculator from Bennett Planet | The Inspired Wren


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!

Ren Murphy writes for The Inspired Wren.

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