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Quick and Easy Tote

A tote makes a quick homemade present for anyone!


  • two identical rectangles of fabric
  • needle and thread or sewing machine
  • embroidery thread or fabric pens
  • ribbon for handles


  1. Embroider or write your slogan or picture onto one of the rectangles of fabric, roughly in the centre.
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  3. Turn over the top of both rectangles and sew to make a hem.
  4. Sew on two pieces of ribbon to the top for handles.
  5. Place the two rectangles right sides together and sew the remaining three sides.
  6. Voila!

By Beth from England

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 8, 20070 found this helpful

Great Idea and it works really well with lots less effort if you can find inexpensive fabric or mesh place mats to make them with.All you need is two matching mats to make one great tote. Think school book bag,childs car toys bag, scrapbookers helper bag or Beach bag!!

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 9, 20070 found this helpful

This is a cute idea. Thanks for sharing. It could also be used as a gift gag. Two gifts in one!

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 11, 20070 found this helpful

a couple of things you could use maybe a pillow case or two or a big towel for the beach.

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September 6, 20090 found this helpful

Are these a great idea? All of us can learn from each other and save lots of money too.

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