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June 13, 2010

Pillowcase Tote Bag Tutorial...

Time to go through your bedding closet & find some orphaned pillowcase(s).
Once again, here is an inspired project from Martha.
This is just a casual, very easy & super-cheap tote bag. Great to take to the pool, park, or any other place you go when you need to hurry and stuff things into your bag!
What you need:

Sewing machine
Yep...that's all!

Take your pillowcase and cut it like this:
Cut the top hem completely off, barely the bottom edge off, and cut diagonally from corner to corner.
On all four of the diagonal edges cut, fold over 1/4 inch twice, then sew
Next, place one of the cut triangles inside of the other one, then pin then edge onto the other triangle, pin and sew.
Do that to both sides, then turn inside out and sew the bottom hem
Now take the top part of the pillowcase that you cut off earlier...
And place the tip of the to be handles inside of the strip.
Sew them on, then tie a knot over the seam.
Then hem the edge of the blue strips.
And tie a knot to make a shoulder strap.
You can then embellish if you wish to do so. I still want to add flowers to mine (of course)!!
Have fun with it! :)

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Suzanne said...

So cute! You could put a whole lotta items in that purse and there would still be room. My kind of handbag!

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

bookmarked!!! I think I can actually sew this! Great tutorial and idea! Thanks for sharing!

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