Tutorial Review: Simple, Reversible Tote

I recently went through all of my scrap fabric and was sorting through what to keep, what to get rid of and deciding what to do with the larger pieces.  Then I came across this tutorial, thanks to a friend’s post on FaceBook: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/07/17/how-to-make-a-simple-reversible-totebag/

It looked like a great, simple use of some of the scrap fabric I have, and my kids love totes, so I gave it a try.  Overall, it’s a quick and easy tutorial, but I have a few comments and recommendations to make it a little better.

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Reversible Tote Bags

I’ve been sewing a ton lately and have made these great reversible tote bags.  They have 6 pockets which you can have on the outside or the inside, depending on how you prefer to use your bag.  They are 14″ tall, 11″ wide and 6″ deep and quite roomy inside!  Great for grocery bags, diaper bags, or any other general use.  They are also for sale now in my store.  Enjoy!

Kleo (Black) Tote - Pockets Outside

Pockets inside tote detail

Kleo (Black) Tote - Pockets Inside

Tatsu Tote Bag


How-To: Recycle a Reusable Bag into a Tiny Tote

I love those recycled reusable bags you get at stores and other places, but sometimes, the sizes I get them in just don’t work for me.  I took two such bags and re-purposed them into something more useful to me.  I needed something to hold my patterns, and those unused bags were just the bags for the job.  All I used for this project were two reusable/recycled bags, some bias tape and a little creativity. I love how it turned out! Here is the finished product:

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