Tag: tote bag

Drawstring Closure | Every Adventure Tote Hack

I’ve been asked many times over the past year for closure variations on the Every Adventure Tote, and I’m so happy to be able to provide one today! Adding a drawstring closure to the Every Adventure Tote adds so much flexibility to the use of the bag! The drawstring closure lies flat against the lining of the tote bag when not in use, so it stays out of the way when you don’t need it,Continue reading

Exterior Straps | Every Adventure Tote Variation

The best thing about the Every Adventure Tote is how versatile it is! Today we’ll go over how to make short exterior-sewn straps for this tote bag. I like to put these on my bag when I’m adding a drawstring closure so that I eliminate bulk from the top seam. Instead of what is listed in the original tutorial, you’ll want to cut the following for the straps: (2) 1.75″ x 25″ fabric rectangles (2)Continue reading

Every Adventure Tote Hack | Orphan Blocks and Panels

Here’s a fun way to use up orphan blocks or scraps – turn them into an Every Adventure Tote! I love doing this as a way of using up scraps of fabric. This is also a great way to use the end of a fabric you love and can’t bear to part with, even though it isn’t enough to use in a full quilt. In the tote above, I used a quilt block I madeContinue reading

The Every Adventure Tote | A Tutorial

If you’re ever at my house for dinner and request a recipe, be prepared for me to photocopy the recipe, make many crossings out and revisions, and then hand it over to you looking like a completely different recipe. What does this have to do with today’s post, you might ask? Well, for years, I’ve used a very lovely bag tutorial that has served me well. And just like my recipes, I started to tweakContinue reading

Christmas Tote Bags | A Finished Project

I don’t know about you, but at Christmastime, my tree doesn’t look anything like those in the magazines. Sure, there’s gifts under the tree, but I try to keep them in neat-ish piles, because if I don’t, I inevitably forget to bring a gift somewhere. So this year, I hauled out my reusable tote bags and stuffed them with the gifts meant for each party and occasion we were going to. “This bag is forContinue reading

Modern Reusable Tote Bags

I recently shared on Instagram a fabric tote bag I made for my mom. I used up some of my precious, precious Cotton + Steel canvas fabric and I absolutely love how it turned out. I think a few of you did too, since I’ve gotten quite a few requests for my methods and the pattern I used! These tote bags are great to use for groceries, library books, quilt guild meetings, and more. TheContinue reading