Make a stylish and chic tote bag in just one afternoon with this simple Chevron Ombre DIY Tote. A great choice for spring and summer, this DIY tote bag is a great way to take a break from full bed quilts to create a quick and easy project that's super stylish.
This free purse tutorial is a fantastic choice for precuts like charm squares, and uses classic half square triangles to create its chic design. With this easy tote bag, you can play with colorful monochromatic color schemes, while giving your wardrobe a simple upgrade in time for spring or summer.
~1 yard of white fabric
1/8 yard of 4 or 5 different shades of turquoise fabrics (or whatever other color you choose!)
~1/2 yard of fusible fleece
start by cutting 3″ squares. 6 each of the blue hues (I ended up only using 4 of the 5 shown above) & 24 of the white.
On each of your white squares, take a pencil and mark a line from one corner to the other.
place one white square with one blue square, right sides together & pin.
on either side of the line, sew a 1/4” seam*.
*It is SOO important that you use the SAME seam width throughout this project.*
continue this for all of the squares. They should ALLLL have a partner!
When they are all finished, cut down the line you drew.
Take each of the squares and press the seams towards the darker fabric.
When they’re all pressed, line them up like this ::
sew each “across” row together.
when all of the across rows are sewn, line up the seams and sew the “down” rows together.
Press out all of your seam & iron to a piece of fusible fleece
I “quilted” the top to the fusible fleece by following the top & bottom zig-zag.
to finish the tote, I used THIS tutorial I wrote a while ago.. the only difference is that I used strapping instead of making my own straps!