Monday, March 19, 2012

Week #10 - totes and totes and totes

As I prepare for the little charity raffle fundraiser event I'll be hosting at the Giant Handmade and Vintage Market this Sunday March 25th at the Mshed Bristol - I thought it best that my week #10 and #11 crafts would be ones which I could make lots of and sell at the event to raise even more funds.
As the week progresses, I'll be previewing some of the raffle prizes to come - but why not check out the little totes I made for week #10 - I've made 16 of these little guys in an array of fabrics, and if I have a little time I might even whip up a few more over this week as they are just so simple and easy to make.
When I sat down to make my totes, I decided I wanted to create a simple square tote with long handles. It's a pet peeve of mine when a bag can't fit over your shoulder and I figure, even though these bags aren't going to be holding tons of stuff - you might as well have a bit of convenience and be able to sling them wherever you like! So I drafted up my own pattern and here is what I came up with:

(you may recognize the fabrics from Ikea!)

These totes are a very simple project and the full tutorial will be coming to the blog in a couple of days - but in the meantime please continue to watch my passport wallet auctions ending this week.


  1. Chris,

    Did all the Card holders go? I was away on holiday so missed the auction.

    Just wondering if you have any left.


  2. there are a few left, which I was planning on selling/raffling off at the upcoming event at the Mshed. If you had a specific one in mind, send me an email at and I'll let you know what is left.