Friday, April 17, 2009

Fat Quarter Tote Bag Tutorial


I made these for Mum's birthday over Easter using Marcus Brothers and Anna Maria Horner fabric. I used the Fat Quarter Tote Bag Tutorial over at Cicada Daydream but adjusted it slightly in size, handle length and I added an inside pocket. Oh, and the bigger one uses more than a fat quarter.

I've used a few tutorials for making bags but what I love about this one is the easy to follow instructions and diagram for doing the bottom corners. In fact, the whole tutorial is so easy you could whip one up in a couple of hours after work. If you've never made a bag or you have a great fat quarter of fabric lying around I highly recommend using this tutorial.

17 comments:

Penelope said...

Ooh those look great! Thanks for posting the tutorial - I've been meaning to try my hand at a tote bag. :)

Cicada Studio said...

The nice thing about this tutorial is the ability to edit the sizes any way you want, which you did brilliantly. They're so much fun to churn out and be creative with. Thanks for sharing!

Jetta's Nest said...

Gosh you're a busy bee! Thanks for sharing this tute....it looks like a great one for simple and quick to make gifts :)

clare's craftroom said...

Thanks they look really good , I'm off to have a sticky .

CAPow said...

those look great! I'm definitely going to have to give this bag a whirl this weekend!

Pretapawte said...

Wow these look really good.

Karin said...

I love the smaller bag, what a great color combo! Thanks for the link, will have to check out that tutorial. By the way, I did make the easter cupcakes ;)

Jenaveve said...

These are great! Love the dotty one best. Ta for the link to the tutorial.

Elizabeth said...

thanks for the tip! i'll be making two of these next week!

Ali said...

gorgeous bags!! hmmm... it's my mum's birthday soon - thanks for the link! :)

Gina said...

Nice work. Love the dots.

Caroline D. said...

oooh, thanks for sharing! I love making tote bags and love a new tutorial!

those fabrics are so cute!

'fancypicnic' said...

These look fab - thanks for the link! One more thing gets added to the 'to-do' list!

See you in a week or two.

Selina said...

The bags look great, I have never made a bag, well not to this level of cleverness! I always admire others though, maybe one day...

raspberry said...

It's very interesting to see how my original pattern has changed from one person to another, a bit like chinese whispers :)

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

What eye catching bags, love the colours and patterns.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your cute tutorial, I made 2 for myself... but lined so the roll up is a bit bigger and do not look so cute. Nice anyway! :)