We are on the go a lot, so what better way to bring her art supplies along than with a Crayon Art Tote. If you have a budding little artist in your life, make them their own Crayon Art Tote………. Apply the fusible interfacing to the backside of all pieces according to package instructions before you begin bag construction wait to apply the fusible fleece to tote exterior.
Create the crayon pouch on the front of the tote: Fold the crayon pouch piece in half, lengthwise, with right sides together. Clip the corners, turn right side out and press.
Position the crayon pouch in the center of one of the exterior tote bag pieces and 5. The long side where you left your opening should be pointed towards the bottom of the tote. Sew the crayon pouch to the front of the tote, by sewing down both short sides and the one long side where you left the opening.
Crayon Tote Bag Tutorial
Leave the top open. Start at the center of the pouch and work your way out there will be 7 lines total. If you have the Baby Lock Unity sewing machine, this is a great place to use your guide beam so that you can easily sew those straight lines onto the pouch. If not, mark them with a fabric marking pen. Apply the fusible fleece to the backside of the front and back pieces of the exterior of the tote.
Then place the front and back of the tote on top of one another, right sides together and sew down one side, as seen in image 4. Press seam open. Apply trim to the exterior tote pieces. The trim will be placed 1.
Crayon and coloring book tote
You can use any trim you like. The trim seen here is called Ruffle Rick Rack. Place your trim on top of the Wonder Tape and sew it to the exterior of the tote. You can skip the trim step, if you would prefer and you can also just pin your trim to the bag.
Make the tote straps: Fold the strap pieces in half, lengthwise, with right sides together. Sew down the long edge, leaving the short ends open.
How to Sew a Crayon Tote Bag
Turn right side out and press. You can use a quick tube turner to make easy work of turning your straps. Do this for both straps. Then press your seam down the center-back of the straps. Add some topstitching on the top of your strap. You can do one, two or even three rows of stitching to add a little decorative element to your straps.
Now fold back up the exterior tote pieces, right sides together, and sew the bottom edge and other side edge together make sure to line up the edge of your trim.
Clip your corners, turn right side out and press. Baste stitch your straps to the front and back of the exterior of the tote. Sew the tote lining: Place the two tote lining pieces on top of one another, right sides together. Clip your corners. Place the tote lining around the exterior of the tote so that the right sides are together.
You are basically putting the exterior tote inside the tote lining.
Crayon Art Tote Pattern and Tutorial
Line up the top raw edge of the exterior tote and the tote lining. Sew all the way around the top. You will catch your straps in this row of stitching since they are sandwiched between the two layers. To turn your tote right side out, pull the exterior tote through the bottom opening left in the tote lining.
Run a row of topstitching along the top of the tote bag. Fill your Art Tote will crayons and other art supplies and you now have a wonderful gift for any little girl or boy in your life!
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Where did you get the perky pleated polka-dot say that three times! This is too cute!! Lindsay, your momma was in our shop last week.
We are so sorry we missed her. Quilt and Sewing Shop. Such a great project and gift. I love this tutorial. Thanks for sharing, pinned it! Love this pattern. The straps are very small at 1. I may have to make it again but at 2. Could you verify the measurements of the straps?
Cutting out at 1. The one on the tutorial looks much wider.
Kid’s Crayon & Coloring Book Carrier
Do I need to double the width for cutting maybe? Lindsay Wilkes is the owner and designer behind The Cottage Mama. Before you begin, cut out your fabric for the art tote. Love It? Share It!
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