I haven't been not sewing...but I have been neglecting this blog.... So, today the accomplishment in the tote lines will be two fabric buying totes. The tweed fabric is actually a neoprene backed with tweed. So I am quilting cute little ladies on the fronts of these two totes... I am freemotion quilting them with some little plastic forms I got-testing testing... and these are lite heatnbond applied and then overcast stitched around the ladies. The fronts and backs will have this really cool vinyl from G https://gstreetfabrics.com/
Front pocket on this is for your quick grab items..
Note: The handles are made of the same vinyl as the outside and Just top stitched after folding in so it has 4 layers for strength. The Top-stitching stops where you want to attach to your tote bag and just open and fold bottom edge under so it can be topstitched in a square to your totebag. -The lining is a smoother lighter weight vinyl.
sew the clear plastic onto the fabric to make it all together (my design fabric)
Cut two vinyl circles the size you want your cylinder laundry hamper bag... One for the inside and one for the outside...
Make a strap the length to be comfortable over your shoulder... But you can make it longer because it will be adjustable with your D rings
lay the two on top of each other before putting the lining inside the outside to be sure they are the same size
Put one inside the other... and I then took the lining and the top edge and folded it over the top like I do quilt binding... and top stitched...
I made small tabs like the strapping and put them through two D rings on each side and then slipped the strap through them
I REALLY love this tote and I needed a hamper. Now since I am going to the laundromat it is perfect. Now I can fill 3 totes to the laundromat at once.. The vinyl linings are great.
I added a vinyl bottom on this one so, it would be more durable. It wasn't easy but I love this tote and I was wearing out the bottom because it was just the clear plastic..... sooooo The Reverse side is pretty too. The vinyl and clear plastic came from G https://gstreetfabrics.com/ but the fabric you are seeing is really 4 placemats for 5.00 at the craft store.
Can Never Have too many totes.
Gotta get groceries and fabrics...