Cornelius Quiring

Sewing my First Tote Bag … with Denim

February 12, 2018

I’ve had this tote bag I really like for about 10 years now. It is the perfect size because I can use it to haul all my supplies when I’m out for the day but is still nice and slim and carries well.

It’s breaking down so I decided to recreate it. I started by taking the measurements and drafting a pattern. I bought some scrap denim fabric at my local thrift store and then went about making it. I used the denim not because I want it to be made of denim but because it is the perfect weight to make this first tester bag out of.

There were a few hiccups and some goof and gaffs along the way but in the end, it ultimately turned out well.