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Crafty Grandma DIY Tote Bag

Updated May 28, 2019
Crafty Grandma DIY Tote Bag
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Carry all of your on-the-go crafting supplies in this quilted tote bag pattern. Sturdy, roomy, and cute, the Crafty Grandma DIY Tote Bag is a great bag to carry embroidery, knitting, crocheting, or even sewing projects in. It would make a great carry-on for a long flight or activity bag for the car. The convenient storage pockets allow you to carry smaller supplies tucked into the side. Plus, the pattern is adorably reversible, making it two bags in one! If you're tired of making quilts, a DIY tote bag might be exactly what you need in your life and for your next sewing project.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine

Easy


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The Origin of the Tote Bag

We all love the DIY tote bag because they're super easy to make and very handy for everyday use. However, do you know the origins of the tote bag? What separates the tote bag from the rest of the purses and bags? There are answers for these questions and more if you're curious.

A tote bag is a large bag with parallel handles on either side of the opening that doesn't usually have any fastener like a zipper. The original ideal tote was made out of a sturdy fabric with leather handles and even a leather bottom. Heavy canvas and jute are common fabrics used to make a DIY tote bag. Synthetic fabrics are more common today as well as recycled matter for cheap totes you'd see in a grocery store to discourage using plastic bags.

The word "tote" can be traced back to the 1600s, which means "to carry" as in "to tote around." This term wasn't used to refer to bags until the 20th century. L.L. Bean's Boat Bag released in 1944 started the tote bag craze in the United States. Tote bags were easier to carry than luggage, which increased their popularity throughout the last half of the 20th century.

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Please don't waist my precious sewing time. There are no pictures on this blog. It's no good. So take it off the all free sewing site please!!!! Even one star is far too much.

Was my "Grandma go go go" pattern saved? Was it downloaded? How do i open it when I need it?

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