Everything Tote

I decided on Tuesday that I needed a new bag.  I chose to make the Everything Tote by Heather Ross from her book Weekend Sewing.

Yes…this is the same book that I made THAT summer blouse from. I know, the one currently doubling up as a Circus Big Top.

But this isn't a blouse, this a lovely 'throw the kitchen sink in' kind of bag – It's meant to be big!!

 

Ikea Inger

Ikea Inger

This Everything Tote bag pattern is fantastic for all sewers. It's easy to follow (if you pay attention) and in no time you have a great BIG bag.

I loved making this bag – from start to finish the project took less than a day to make and that was with my usual tea breaks, day dreaming and cat naps.

Ikea Inger

I only made one little change to the process; instead of machine sewing the inside binding to the lining I chose to hand sew it.

It took a little more effort but it was the right thing to do. The binding looks really good, inside and out. It has polished, professional look to it.

Ikea Inger

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As with all of my projects there is always something that goes a little awry. This pattern is no different.

The Everything Tote bag pattern requires you to create box corners….Who wants boxy corners anyway?!

 

So here it is my BIG Everything Tote bag…

 

Everything Tote - Ikea Inger

p.s I used Ikea Inger cotton canvas.