Totes are a great asset to have. They are easy to make and make the perfect accessory that balances storage space and style. The Classic blue tote works particularly well with official looks and is perhaps one of those that should be a must-have not only if you tend to dress formally most of the times but also for casual dressers.
What You Will Need to DIY Your Own Classic Blue Tote
- ¾ yards of 54-inch wide décor weight fabric
- ¾ yards of 44-inch wide quilting or sateen weight cotton
- 3 ½ yards of 20-inch wide lightweight fusible interfacing
- Scrap or ¼ yards 20-inch wide mid-weight fusible interfacing for the lining pocket
- 1 yard of 3/8-inch piping cord
- Two extra-large grommets
- 1 ½ yards of 1 ½ inch wide belting or webbing
- Two 1 ½ swivel hooks
- Fabric pen or pencils
- See-through ruler
- All-purpose matching thread
- Seam ripper
- Seam gauge
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Heavy metal, wooden block or stone for cutting and hammering in the rivets and grommets.
- Small hammer to set the grommets
- Hand sewing needle
- Large safety pin
- Iron and ironing board
- Straight pins
Once you have everything, making the bag is easy!