The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Toddler/Tot Tote Tutorial

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Toddler/Tot Tote Tutorial

*Fabric for the main part of the tote (I used pink vintage curtains.)
*Fabric for the lining
*Sewing machine
*Basic sewing supplies (scissors, pins, thread...)
*Items needed to decorate and embellish your tote (fabric paint, pieces to applique'...)


Sewing the Main Part of the Tote 
*If you are repurposing curtains, tablecloth...
you can cut the pieces of fabric in a way that an already hemmed part is the top, so you do not have to sew a hem at the top of the tote when you arrive at this step. 
I cut out a letter "L" that I appliqued to the bag and then painted the rest of my daughter's name using a stencil and fabric paint.  The stencil was made using my Cricut.

Sewing the Straps
Sewing the Lining and Finishing the Tote
Now you have a finished a tote for your little tot.  
(Don't you think one of these totes would be great for mom, too?)
Happy Sewing!


  1. You did such a great job with this, it turned out adorable!

    Thanks so much for joining us for Friendly Friday, have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I had to click just for the Lydia...I have a little Lydia Grace as well! She's napping now, and your Lydia Grace makes me want to go scoop her up and squeeze her!

  3. cute cute, you have GREAT tutorials!!!!

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the embellishments and the fabulous L.. the tutorial is soo easy.. I think even I could make one! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

  6. Great tutorial for your adorable tote! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing it at the Tuesday To Do Party last week! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!


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