Hello again!  It’s Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy with a bag to take your projects in while traveling. A special thank you to the  Paintbrush Studio Fabric for providing these incredible prints from the Sewing Mood line.  The fabric is super fun for the quilter in your life.

Sewing Travel Tote with HeatnBond Fusible Fleece and Paintbrush Studio Fabric

There are a lot of times I just will borrow ideas from previous bags that I have created to make others.  For this bag, these were the supplies that were used.

HeatnBond Fusible Interfacing Heavy Weight
HeatnBond Fusible Fleece
16″ zipper
Aurifil Thread
Fat Quarters of Wonder from  Paintbrush Studio Fabric
Oliso Iron

Instructions for Sewing Travel Tote

Cut fabrics ;

Sewing Machines- (top) 12 1/2″ x 20 1/2″
Buttons – (Decorative insert) 2″ x 20 1/2″
Tape Measure – (bottom) 8 1/2″ x 20″

Press the button fabric in half lengthwise.  This will be just a decorative insert between the layers.

Using  HeatnBond Fusible Interfacing Heavy Weight or
HeatnBond Fusible Fleece iron to both sides of the tote pieces. Cut 2 – 20 1/2″ squares for the interior of the bag.  Sew the layers together adding a zipper to the top edge of the tote.  Use the below as a reference to how it is done.

After that is completed, if desired add a magnetic closure to the fold-over and the bottom part of the tote.  Sew the outer sides of the tote together.

Find the ideal location where the D-rings and straps need to be attached.  Sew them in place.

Sew the inside of the tote together, leaving enough room to turn the bag right side out. Complete the tote with a strap that is premade or one using coordinating fabrics. Sew them onto the D-ring.   Enjoy!


1 Comment on Sewing Travel Tote with HeatnBond Fusible Fleece and Paintbrush Studio Fabric

  1. Kathleen McCormick
    May 27, 2021 at 9:23 am (2 years ago)

    I am totally confused by these directions. I am wondering if there are some pieces missing?