I hope you are enjoying it with family and friends like we are.
I wanted to make this a one strap tote so the girls can easily sling it over one shoulder as they are on the go around camp.
Begin sewing the outer bag in the following way:
- I was making 14 of these totes. I didn't use my iron. (Don't tell my mother.) I just finger pressed, eyeballed and sewed. If you are making just one and want to press and measure better than I did, you will get a cleaner, less flawed product. But, I think these came out pretty cute and sturdy.
- As I made a bunch of these bags, I realized that the things that took the longest to make were the casing and the straps. I started making those first, then I could just whip up the bags and add them quickly.
- Sometimes the casing was too long. I would just fold it under another time to the length it needed to be. When I threaded in the drawstring, I just had to be careful not to catch it in the end of the casing.
- I used a pencil to turn the straps right-side out.
- I used a large safety pin to thread the drawstring.
- My newish Brilliance Singer Sewing Machine did a brilliant job!