I love making bags. Not much time needed, little fabric (which means you can splurge once in awhile), and super cute. So when I saw the Large Cinched Tote on Pinterest, I had to check it out! Amy from The Big Oak Tree posted this tutorial and I just love it!
I followed Amy’s directions pretty carefully, and they were really easy to understand. The only tricky part is adding the hexagon for the bottom. The fabric that I chose for both bags I made (one was for a gift) was pretty lightweight, so I ironed some stiff Pelon onto the lining bottom to give it a little shape. Oh, also tricky (for me) was the buttonholes. I tend to avoid putting them in at all costs. But there was no way around it here, because that’s what makes the bag so cute! So I got brave and tried.
Amy suggested using it as a beach/pool bag, but I’ve used it as a diaper bag. The cinched belt keeps everything in and there’s tons of room!
6 responses to “Large Cinched Tote”
I LOVE it! I’m pinning! 🙂
Thanks so much for making my bag and blogging about it! That’s very cool 🙂 And it turned out super cute!
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Very cute! Yours turned out great and I love the material!
What a beautiful tote! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.