A'ight, I expected the bag to be pretty cute but THIS cute? C'mon!
I did recycle some items for the tote bag base and lining. I sliced off the back of two beige linen Walmart pillows I never used, and cut the lining from a blue-striped sheet I bought at a thrift store this weekend. I have many more projects for these sheets, just you wait.
Kate's free printable pattern:
Times six. I think she used seven and layered hers more closely.
Fast forward a few steps of attaching lining and stitching sides, and here we are:
I didn't have enough of the beige linen to make the straps as long as the pattern instructed, but the bag itself is pretty small (12.5" x 14" before sewing) so I was okay with shorter straps. I attached some leftover blue to the back of the beige, stitched together, turned right-side-out and top-stitched:
Attached them to the bag on the outside and top-stitched little squares. Done:
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