I made a few tote bags recently (similar to these ones I made last year as teachers gifts). All the crafting/sewing blogs I read come up with cute names for the shirts/dresses/bags/whathaveyou that they make. I wracked my brain for days and came up with... nothing. Hence the lame post title, "'tote'-ally". I would never make it in the advertising world!
I used dark gray canvas for the body of each bag and white cotton webbing for the straps. For the trim and lining on the first bag I used a Dwell Studio pillow case (still in it's original package) I found at Salvation Army.
The black and white polka dot fabric is Huevos by Michael Miller.
The floral fabric is by Brother Sister Design Studio available at Hobby Lobby.
The straps are sewn onto the outside of the tote which creates three exterior pockets. The inside has no dividers, just one large tote with a boxed bottom. Perfect for the library, a trip to the park or even the store.
The first tote is for my youngest sister, a belated birthday present. She is a new mom and you can never have enough bags when you have a newborn, right? It always amazes me how much stuff you have to cart around for someone so little!
The second tote is for Liam's end of year teacher gift to his 2nd grade teacher.
The third tote is for one of you! I am finally making good on my promise to have occasional giveaways. Check back later in the week (or maybe Monday. You know I'm a lazy blogger, right?) for the official giveaway. There will be another cute little item to go along with the tote!