21 Totes Project Continues – Tote 15!

We spent the weekend in the Wisconsin woods last weekend, and I brought along my sewing machine.  It was time for another tote!  I had a relaxing morning putting together this tote.

Tote 15. Finished Simple Tote

We all have go-to features we like in our bags.  I discovered awhile ago that I often end up adding a second fabric along the lower edge of my bags as a way to add interest to the tote.  If I look back, I see that I do this more often than I realized!  I like this about my bags, but this time I thought I’d change it up.  I cut out long vertical strips for this bag.

I also wanted to play around  with sewing the main bag as one piece.  As you can see below, there is no “bottom seam” on this one. I sewed together long strips and added the handles to the top and bottom.


Tote 15.Exterior with Handles

I made the interior out of one piece, then added pockets.  After boxing the bottom seams, here’s the finished look!

Tote 15.Finished Simple Tote 2

I’d like  to try adding zippers along the sides of the center panel.  Wouldn’t that be a fun feature?  Hmmm, maybe next time!



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  1. Really cute Lisa – great idea for a new way to sew a tote.