Friday, June 28, 2019

B.E.S.T Easy Shopping Tote

This B.E.S.T Shopping Tote is a free pdf from Moments Designs. It is a fast and easy sew and you have a useful tote when you are done. You can make it in vinyl, oil cloth, home dec fabric, canvas or whatever is sturdy. It's not lined, so it's quick to sew. All you need is your choice of fabric and some thread.

I had a piece of plain vinyl that I was about to donate because I am not a big fan of sewing with vinyl. In fact I had it ready to take to a thrift shop that day when Liz had posted this pdf on her Facebook page! So I grabbed the vinyl and decided to make this tote.  Vinyl sews easily enough, but it also stretches which I don't like and I cannot press it. I am a cotton fabric sewing kind of gal. But this was a perfect use for the vinyl. It's a rather plain looking bag, but probably suitable for a man who shops.



The other side of this vinyl is a flannel material. So it looks lined,  but it's not lined.


I was given this large piece of oil cloth and was waiting to find the right bag to make. Along came BEST Shopping Tote, which was the perfect use of this oil cloth, so I made this one too. I liked the oil cloth much better for sewing and it's prettier too! I have a large scrap left from making this bag, so I will make a smaller version to use it all up.



I had to piece the bottom piece to make it large enough, but that was easy to do.


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4 comments:

  1. Super tote! I love that your vinyl is flannel lined.

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  2. Great totes, I really like the oil cloth one best, we girls like pretty!!

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  3. nice bag and looks very sturdy. i like it in oil cloth because i'm not a fan of vinyl although you did a beautiful job on both. thanks for letting us know about the website.
    tara

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  4. i just tried to look up the pattern but you have to be on facebook to do it.
    too bad
    tara

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