I'm Ren, short for Renée: a sewer, crocheter, designer, and blogger at www.TheInspiredWren.com. While my husband's at work and my daughter's in school, I fill my time by scattering random threads ...
I'm Ren, short for Renée: a sewer, crocheter, designer, and blogger at www.TheInspiredWren.com. While my husband's at work and my daughter's in school, I fill my time by scattering random threads into every corner of my home and by sharing inspired sewing, crochet, and crafts on The Inspired Wren.
You'll find my work featured on sites such as Sew Mama Sew, Sew Can She, and So Sew Easy, in addition to Craftgawker, Craftsy, Kollabora, All Free Sewing, and All Free Crochet. I'm also a member of the team of reviewers at Pattern Revolution. And sometimes you may even catch me guest curating The Daily Seam on Facebook.
This pattern includes step-by-step directions how to sew a fully lined, canvas Tote Bag with an outer pocket and a reinforced bottom, including full cutting dimensions so there's no guesswork!
Because the Handles wrap to the bottom this is a tough tote that can withstand a lot of weight. It also maintains its structure nicely (and can take a lot of abuse) thanks to the indoor/outdoor fabric and duck-cloth. There are so many fabulous fabric options in the decor fabrics department. And remember it doesn't require a lot of fabric, so don't forget to also check the remnant bin at your local fabric store.
This is a quick sew, but if you want to go even faster skip the Pocket and the Lining. My preschool-age daughter carried (or should I say, dragged) an unlined version of this tote to school daily and it held up well.