Project Tote Tutorial

Project Tote Tutorial

Today I am sharing my Project Tote Tutorial today! It’s Free and it’s fun! This is a tutorial for how to make a large tote with short webbing handles. The Project Tote measures 20″ wide X 16″ tall X 8″ deep and holds a lot. The pattern uses 4″ finished squares (cut at 4.5″) and can easily be adapted for other size squares. With just a little math to reduce or enlarge the lining pieces for the new size squares. I share instructions on how to do that in the pattern.

My To the Stars pattern is the perfect Compliment to this Project Tote Pattern. You can purchase that in my Etsy shop if you desire to make some stars to go on your bag. I used the 4″ stars in both Big and Little.

I have linked the Download for the Woollypetals Project Tote at the bottom of the post. Download and use on your device or print out a paper copy.

The pattern uses quilting cotton cut into squares. Cotton Duck Cloth for the lining. Cotton webbing for the handles. It also requires SF101 and Fusible Fleece interfacing. If you have all that on hand you can easily whip this up quickly.

Fabric and Supplies:

66 – 4.5″ squares (sub in stars from the “To the Stars” pattern for squares as desired)

1 yd of Cotton Duck Cloth (assumes non directional)

2 yds of SF101 (or comparable fusible light weight interfacing)

1 yd Fusible Fleece

38″-40″ Webbing for handles

The woollypetals project tote holds A LOT. I threw 2 quilts, 2 knit projects, and a pouch with my thread, needles, pincushion etc. the other day when I went to a Chicago Sewing Social and it held it all with ease. The handle is the perfect length to hold in your hand or slip over your forearm.

Plus it hold the woollypetals See Through Project Bags perfectly. You can see that free Tutorial here.

Download the PDF Woollypetals Project Tote Tutorial Here and get started making!

During the next few weeks I have a couple more on my list to make for other things so we may be sewing together. If you make one please share your project tote on social media and tag me. #woollypetalsprojecttote and #woollypetalstutorials

Thanks for stopping by!

4 thoughts on “Project Tote Tutorial

    1. Hi Shari,

      I am so sorry. I had no problem clicking on the download link on my computer or my phone. You may try a computer if you were on your phone, or you may have a setting blocking you from downloading. I am sorry. Feel free to email me and I can send you the pattern directly.

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