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Cinch It Tote Bag

Pull-up straps and a roomy interior make for an easy-to-piece tote bag. Fabrics are Petalicious prints by Nancy Thias for Marcus Fabrics.


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Inspired by It’s a Cinch from designer Laura Jaquinto
Project Tester: Judy Sams Sohn

3/8 yard teal-and-orange floral (bag)
1/4 yard orange-and-teal plaid (bag)
1/4 yard each of orange polka dot and orange print (bag)
1/4 yard orange-and-yellow floral (bag)
3/8 yard muslin (bag casing)
1/4 yard orange-and-brown floral (handles, binding)
1 yard orange floral (bag lining, pocket)
2 yards 7/8"-wide grosgrain ribbon: brown (handles)
4—1"-diameter grommets
22x41-1/2" thin batting

Finished bag: 17-1/2x18-3/4x4"

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.