Need a fresh tote for the summer?? Here is a chic Summer Tote that is the perfect size for taking to the pool or the beach.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1/2 yard outdoor canvas, or home decorator weight fabric.
- 2/3 yard lining. I used 100% cotton solid.
- 1/4 yard fabric for handles, I used small wale corduroy.
- coordinating thread.
Here's what to cut...
Okay, ready to start??
Next take your long piece and pin it, right sides together, to 3 sides of your square, matching the seams to the corners.
Stitch around the 3 sides with a slightly less than 1/4 in seam allowance.
Pin the other square to the other side of he long piece and stitch in place.
Now your ready to finish the top.
Press the corner seams to one side, do not press them open.
Don't forget to back stitch a few times at the top for added security.
Almost done!! Make the handles... these go quickly.
And that's it!! Trim your threads pack up your bag and head for some sun!!