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How to Make Trendy Totes

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Author ellafaith designs
Price $6.95
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Have you ever wanted a really cute boutique tote bag, but just couldn't bring yourself to spend that much money? If so, these instructions are for you! You will learn how to make your own tote in a matter of a couple of hours (or less!). Totes are a top seller in many boutiques today. You can easily pay $100 or more for a really cute one. Now, add in the option of having a custom-made tote and you are talking about lots of $$$! You will easily learn every step involved in making a tote. The instructions are full of pictures and visuals to help you along. In fact, there are 33 pages and over 50 pictures included to walk you through the process! I include the supplies you need, the dimensions, and step-by-step instructions from beginning to end. If you have really been wanting that special, "trendy tote," now you can have it!

- 32 pages of instruction
- 50 instructional photos

by M. Beckmann
on November 29th, 2015

Super easy! I've made tons of these tote bags, they always come out great.

by T. Philpott
on April 12th, 2015

easy to use and looks very nice when finished!!!

by Johnson, Teia
on February 10th, 2015

This pattern is very easy to follow and my tote bag came out great. I made this bag as a beginner sewer.

by I. Leftwich
on September 25th, 2014

This pattern is super cute and easy to follow, especially for a beginner sewist like myself :-)!

by Jenn
on October 17th, 2013

Love the bag!

by j. badger
on August 18th, 2013

I think I love this pattern! lol. Very easy to understand and easy to accomplish. I made a few changes to make it my own, but I am definitely going to use this again.

by Sharpe, Donna
on July 31st, 2013

Great start to making purses!

by C. Stanitzki
on June 8th, 2013

Love this great tote bag pattern, many thanks, Carole - West Australia

by L. James
on May 24th, 2013

Funky and functional. I will be making many more, not only for myself but for family and friends.

by A. Godfrey
on March 29th, 2013

Great pattern. It turned out really cute, and it was pretty quick and easy to make.

by Koss, Holli
on January 21st, 2013

OMGosh I love Have made four so far and everyone is loving Thanks so much!!!!

by Donnelly, Lorraine
on July 18th, 2012

Hi-i have been making bags /totes etc to sell at local markets-
Just loved the Trendy Totes PDF -
Just brilliant.

by Rosario, Michaela
on June 16th, 2012

great pattern very easy to follow!

by Crazy Amy's Flea Market
on June 7th, 2012

OMG I have been looking for a tutorial that will help me with the lining of bags and totes. This is perfect. Thanks so much!

by Thompson, Jackie
on March 30th, 2012

Great to make. My favorite type of bag!!

by Bryant, Rhonda
on March 12th, 2012

I loved this pattern. I made it for my adopted daughter for her birthday. I used zebra print material and purple and monogrammed her initals on it. It turned out just beautiful. I will befinately be making more of these for present at Christmas time.

by Laura Johnson
on March 8th, 2012

This pattern was very easy to make. I decided I wanted to try to make a tote for my daughter. It turned out great and only took a couple of hours.

by Ramos, Marsha
on March 7th, 2012

Made a few for Christmas gifts - the girls loved them! Thank you so much!

by Reed, Ann
on February 1st, 2012

Made this for my mother in law who requested a bag for her birthday. Easy pattern to follow and stunning results. I have a few more bags in the works for other gifts now too.

by Sudz-N-Seamz
on January 19th, 2012

My FAV tote pattern. Explained well and very easy to follow.

by McCord, Jessica
on January 15th, 2012

This was a wonderful birthday gift.

by Frinchaboy, Jennifer
on January 4th, 2012

Very easy pattern for a beginner! I have made one tote and pan to make more. I got several compliments on it, one even thought it was a designer handbag.

by Barbara
on August 1st, 2001

I used the pattern to make a bag for my baby to come. It was super easy to make and the directions were wonderful!!!

by JenZ
on August 1st, 2001

I had never made a tote before this one, and I was able to do it in a couple of hours without any problems! Much easier than I had expected - the hardest part was figuring out where in the fabric store to get interfacing (and now I know!). It was part of a baby gift for a friend, and she loved it so much that she takes it everywhere with her. I like that I could make it in a fabric that was perfect for her and that I can (eventually) make others in different fabrics for gifts or maybe even for myself :)

by Lisa Thomas
on August 1st, 2001

I love your pattern.....I am addicted to making totes! Thanks for the time and effort you took to make such an easily understood pattern.

by Rachel July
on August 1st, 2001

I love this pattern so much. Made my tote withi a couple of hours. Now on to making more. Super fun and fast. Possibilities are endless. I am so addicted now.

by Fran Lewis
on August 1st, 2001

I loved making this bag. I made mine from some odd bits of material that I had and it turned out better than I expected. I'm going to make a few more and give them as xmad presents to my friends.

by Staci Klingshirn
on August 1st, 2001

I typically do not enjoy making totes, but my great niece asked me to make her one. So, I figured I would try this pattern and I was shocked at how easy it was! The tote turned out great and I was able to make it in under 2 hours (with the help of a toddler...LOL). The directions & pictures are very clear and easy to follow!


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