Learn how to sew an easy Tote Bag with this easy to follow, Cross Body Tote Bag Tutorial!
Can you believe summer is already halfway over?
I just checked the calendar and there only have 5 weeks left before school starts! We also have a trip coming up in a few weeks, so technically, my kids only have 3 more weeks of free time, sleepovers and trips to the pool.
Something we’ve been making a point to do every week this summer is making a trip to the library for new reading material. My missy is currently very into the Dork Diaries Series and my son loves anything National Geographic, Ripley’s Believe it or not and Smithsonian Picture Encyclopedia type books. (Actually, they both love these type books.)
We’ve been bringing home library books by the armload and I decided it was time for a new tote bag specifically for our library trips. This way, we will stop dropping our books everywhere and it will also give us a spot to store the books once they’ve been read and are waiting to go back to the library.
The tote is really easy to put together- 4 rectangles and a bit of binding. You can make your own binding for a custom look or use store bought to make it easy.
The length of the strap on this bag makes it the perfect size for a cross body bag on a child or a shoulder tote on an adult. And of course it works great for uses other than just a book bag. It’s the perfect size for a sleepover, packing goodies for a long car trip or just toting around your favorite stuffed animals. (These little minecraft plushies have been our fave lately. )
Ready to make the tote? Hop over to Page 2 for the detailed sewing instructions!