QUICK INSTRUCTIONS FOR A QUICK TOTE
Final Dimensions: 11" x 15"
•fabric A, 3/4 yard
•Fabric B, 1/3 yard
•fabric A, cut 1 - 20" x 15"
•fabric B, cut 2 - 4 1/2" x 15"
•handles, 5" x 20", cut 2
•pocket cut 1 or more (optional)
1/2 inch seam allowance
•After cutting your fabric, place one piece of fabric B over fabric A along the 15" edge, RS to RS. Stitch and repeat with the opposite end. You will have one long panel measuring approximately 24" x 15".
•Top stitch the seam allowance to fabric A. You can use a decorative stitch here, if you wish.
•Attach pocket, if using. This pocket measured approximately 3" x 5". I serged all four sides of the pocket, folded down the top edge and top stitched it, then sewed it on the inside of the tote. Serging the sides of the pocket makes it super-simple and a bit quicker than folding the edges.
•Make the handles: fold in half the long way and crease, bring the edges to the crease and crease again, fold at the first crease (see photo below), then stitch closed. You can also stitch along the opposite side, if you wish. Repeat with the second handle.
•Square the bottom.
Your tote is finished!