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How to Make a Tote Bag Using Upcycled Fabric

By: DIYDanielle Pientka from
How to Make a Tote Bag Using Upcycled Fabric
How to Make a Tote Bag Using Upcycled Fabric

"How to make a tote bag. This easy tote bag pattern is fast to make and uses upcycled or scrap fabric. My gym situation was sad. I had a nice yoga mat bag, but I’ve been carrying my change of clothes in a bright green reusable grocery bag. I finally decided to do something about it and make a quick gym bag. I didn’t want anything fancy so I opted for a fabric shoulder bag with a zipper opening. I really like the hobo bag look and how easy it is to sew a bag without a liner or stabilizer. Yet it’s still sturdy because of the type of fabric I used. For this bag, I used a zipper that I cut off my son’s worn out school bag (the fabric had worn through). This made it super easy to sew on."

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