20 Minute Tote (apparently)

Tote Bag

I made this for my friend Nell for her birthday, I love, LOVE this fabric, from a range at Ikea, it’s a really good weight cotton, perfect for a tote. So as you have probably guessed this did not take 20 minutes, partly because I didn’t buy the webbing and made handles from the fabric and partly because things like this never take 20 minutes.

Anyway it’s really easy to make, you don’t need a pattern to be honest but if you like here it is: http://www.purlbee.com/the-twenty-minute-tote/, I’ve made the straps twice as long for an across the body look and I would make it bigger next time.

Long Straps

They are addictive though, must go to Ikea and buy reams of fabric and make more and more and more.

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2 thoughts on “20 Minute Tote (apparently)

  1. It looks brilliant! Really good idea to make the handles longer as shop-bought ones can sometimes be just a tad too short. The fabric’s gorgeous. Milton Keynes is calling me… (my nearest Ikea!)

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