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Teeny Tiny Tote Tutorial

Teeny Tiny Tote Tutorial

What could be more fitting than to make a teeny tiny tote as a little celebration of all this bag making! I just love this little project – so easy and fast to make and cute as heck!

Materials you’ll need:

    your 5″ x 5″ squares
    light fusible interfacing
    lobster clasp

Choose 2 of your 5″ x 5″ squares. You should have 2 left, if you started with 40 as listed in the supplies.

Cut 2″ off both squares.

Iron the light interfacing to the wrong side of one of the 2″ x 5″ rectangles.

Fold down about 1/4″ on each short end of this rectangle, toward the interfacing side. Sew in place.

Fold the rectangle in half with right sides together and with the folded edge being the short edge. Pin in place.

Sew down both sides of your teeny tiny tote. Clip the bottom corners. Turn the right way out, push out the corners and press lightly.

From the other 5″ square, take the piece measuring 3″ x 5″. Cut this in half to make 2 rectangles measuring 1.5″ x 5″. These will be the teeny tiny tote handles.

Fold both rectangles in half along the long edge and press to make a crease.

Now fold each long edge to the middle crease {just like when making binding tape}. Press.

Fold your rectangles in half again along the centre crease to hide all the raw edges. Press.

Sew down the open edge of the teeny tiny handles, about 1/8″ from the edge.

Thread both handles through the ring of the lobster clasp.

Teeny Tiny Tote Tutorial

Put the raw edges of the handles inside the bag, positioning them so that they look proportionate to the bag. Pin in place.

Last step! Sew carefully along the top of the bag to sew the handles in place and close the bag. 

Teeny Tiny Tote Tutorial

And we’re finished the teeny tiny tote! It’s a perfect accessory for any teeny tiny bunnies who may happen to reside at your house. 

Teeny Tiny Tote Tutorial

Now, if you like, you can use the other parts of the squares not used in this tutorial to whip up another tote! {If you don’t have another lobster clasp you could just as easily use a regular split ring.} It hardly took me any time at all. Now I have one for my keys…

…and one to use as a zipper pull on my toiletries pouch (here tutorial)

Teeny Tiny Tote Tutorial


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