Spring Cheveron Tote Bag

Spring Tote 1

SPRING!!!

I don’t think I will ever get tired of saying it!!

How about you?

It’s the Season where, Temperatures are just right, the Air seems so Crisp and Clean and Walks in the Park are the perfect medicine!

Well, It’s a Spring Thing is in FULL Swing and talk about some Pretty Inspiration going on.

Yesterday, the very talented Heather from a Setting For Four shared with us a Beautiful and Spring Inspired Mantel and Vanessa from At the Picket Fence will be sharing something SPRINGY tomorrow!! Which I am sure it is going to Fabulous like everything else she does. So be sure to check out these great post.

Today I am going to be sharing with you a Simple Tote/Bag that you can put together for those Lovely Spring days that are soon coming!

I started out by drawing a basic bag shape. You can be creative here, there really is no Right or Wrong shape/size.

Your going to want to cut 4 pieces total. 2 for the main bag and 2 for the lining.

I cut 1 strip on the fold of the fabric at 6 inches wide.

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 I finished the edges with a serger ( you can use a zig zag stitch ) and then turned them over about 1/2 an inch, pressed and top stitched. Then I gathered up the center of the fabric. You can do this buy using a Ruffle foot or Taking your LONGEST stitch length on your machine and pulling the bobbin thread to gather.

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 Then Sew your Ruffle Center to the middle of your Front Piece of the bag and then take the Right sides of your fabric and sew along the sides and bottom. Leaving the Top  open. Do the same thing with the lining of your fabric but leave an opening at the bottom for turning your bag right side out.

spring tote purse tutorial green cheveron fabric

For the straps I cut 2 pieces on the fold of the fabric at 3.5 inches. I placed right sides of my strips together and sewed up the sides and leaving the ends open for turning right sides out. Press and then Top stitch.

Then pin your straps to the right side of your main bag.

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I kept things simple by adding velcro to my lining. You can add snaps, zipper or even a BIG button. Place your main bag inside your lining, right sides together and remove the pins from your straps and now re-pin it with the lining.

 

spring tote bag purse cheveron fabric green ruffle

 Turn your bag right sides out and stitch your opening closed.

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And, there you have it folks!!

A simple Spring Tote to brighten your day!

Spring Tote

Embellish with a flower or leave at is. Either way your sure to look, Cute walking in the park with your New Spring bag!

Spring Tote purse cheveron print

Spring Thing Graphic

Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage, Debbie from Debbiedoo’s, Heather from Setting for Four, Angelina from JoJo & Eloise, Vanessa from At the Picket Fence, Maryann from Domestically Speaking, KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms, Courtney from French Country Cottage, and Jennifer from Jennifer Rizzo.

Be sure to follow along! On March 18 we’ll all be hosting one HUGE It’s a Spring Thing! Linky Party where you can link up your spring and Easter posts.

Comments

  1. 1

    This is absolutely adorable! LOVE IT!!! : ) hugs and hope all is well

  2. 2

    This is adorable! lOve the colors and print.
    XOXO
    Kristin

  3. 3
    Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

    Oh my cuteness!!! Love it.

  4. 4

    I love it! I need to get some material and I will be making it! Thanks for always sharing your wonderful talent :)

  5. 5

    What a COOOOOOL bag! I love it- wonderful job- xo Diana

  6. 6

    Such a pretty and springy tote bag!

  7. 7

    Angelina,

    This is so pretty! I love the colors! Totally pinning!

    Have a great day rock star!
    karianne

    • 8
      Angelina says:

      LOL!! So happy you liked the bag, but I am totally cracking up at the Rock Star!!! Thanks for the Super Sweet comment, Karianne :)

  8. 9

    LOVE it!!!! Love the fabric choice and the design of it and love the added flower.

  9. 10

    You never cease to amaze me!! I need a Angelina original handbag before they become so hot I can’t get my hand’s on one!

    So much fun partying with you all!

    love ya friend.

    Heather

  10. 11

    Oh the cuteness of this bag!! I am obsessed with bags – I want to make one of these asap.

  11. 12

    Love the color and the chevron too! A new tote for spring is great idea!

  12. 13

    Can’t even stand the cuteness, Angelina! Love everything about this!!

  13. 15

    I love this tote! It combines two of my favorite things – ruffles and chevron. Plus, it looks totally doable. This is going to be featured on Someday Crafts tomorrow, so be sure to come take a look!

    • 16
      Angelina says:

      Awe!! Thank you so much Miranda and thank you for stopping in. I will be sure to stop by and check out your blog today and tomorrow ;)

  14. 17
    Chrystie DeSmet says:

    This is adorable!! Can’t wait to ask my daughter to make it for me! :)

  15. 18

    This is so adorable! I keep wanting to make a little tote, but I always get confused when its time to put the lining in. Thanks for the tutorial! So cute! Love the colors! :)

  16. 19

    This is darling~ love the color!

  17. 21

    Super cute! Of course… everything you make is just adorable :) Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me… I hope you’ll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie

  18. 22

    Adorable bag! I love the ruffle and the flower!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/03/submarine-sunday-23.html

  19. 23

    That is adorable! NO ONE inspires me to sew like you do. :)
    Thank you so much for sharing your creations at the DIY party. I LOVE seeing what you’ve been up to!

  20. 24

    I love this bag…so simple and adorable! Might have to make one this week! Just found you site and I love it….going to browse around now.
    Have a great day tmrw!
    Kelly

  21. 25

    I want this bag! I love the chevron pattern and the ruffle. So cute!

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