Tote bag from half yard remnant

Don’t overlook the remnant bin when shopping at your favourite fabric outlet. Here are pattern pieces cut from a half yard of graphic canvas I plucked from stock ends.

Here in Toronto we pay five cents if we need a plastic bag, and since my re-usable cloth grocery bag was getting unsightly, I planned to use the black and white circles and stripes to make a new one.

The new bag measures approx. 5″ wide, 13″ high by 11″ across. Perfect roomy fit for magazines and books from the library too.

All I had to do was use my beat-up old bag as a pattern. So copy it, cut it and sew it!

Pieces to cut:

  1. Main section includes front, bottom and back.
  2. Double sides. 
  3. Two handles. 
  4. Twin side bindings.
The pattern pieces for this tote bag are all basic rectangles, from the main section, to the sides, handles and bindings. All you need is approximately half a yard of canvas.

The pattern pieces for this tote bag are all basic rectangles, from the main section, to the sides, handles and bindings. All you need is approximately half a yard of canvas.

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