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Afternoon Totes

These strippy totes are simple enough to make in one afternoon. Whip up a bunch for your family and friends for the holidays or make multiples to match your different outfits. Fabrics are from the Lux metallic collection from Timeless Treasures and the Princess and the Frog collection from Northcott.


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Finish Bag

1. Aligning raw edges, pin handles to inside of bag body 1-1⁄2"–2" from side seams (Diagram 9). Stitch across handle ends using a scant 1⁄4" seam.

2. Bind upper bag body raw edge with remaining print 2-1⁄2x42" strip.

3. Pull handles up to carrying position and stitch across each handle end 1⁄8" from binding’s upper folded edge to reinforce handles and complete bag (Diagram 10).