Like throw blankets or scarves, making tote bags out of Cuddle® minky plush fabric has been a go-to sewing project for Cuddle® enthusiasts for a long time!
We’re always looking for inspiration, so when we noticed several pictures of tote bags in our I Love Cuddle® Fabric! group on Facebook, it got us thinking — what a perfect idea for a Sew Together Tuesday tutorial!
This week we’ve done just that — Teresa not only shares her tips for creating a tote bag out of Cuddle®, including recommended fabrics and notions, but she’s also put together a FREE tote bag pattern that can be downloaded and printed out at home.
Fabrics, notions and supplies you’ll need to sew a Cuddle® minky fabric tote bag
These products and fabrics can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her tote bag tutorial:
- 1/4 yd. Digital Cuddle® T-Rex Bellflower
- 1/4 yd. Cuddle® 3 Breeze
- 6” x 13” scrap of stabilizer (Soft and Stable - ByAnnie)
- 1 yd. woven fusible interfacing (SF101 Shape-Flex - Pellon)
- 45mm rotary cutter - OLFA or blade (SAC-1 - OLFA)
- 90/14 stretch machine needle - SCHMETZ
- Fabric clips - (Wonder Clips - Clover)
- Felt tip marker
- Flower head pins - Clover
- Micro serrated scissors - Famore
- Polyester thread - (Metrosene - Mettler)
- Self-healing cutting mat - OLFA
- Stiletto and pressing tool - ByAnnie
- Walking Foot
Free downloadable tote bag sewing pattern
Click the “Download Now!” button below to download and print our free “tote bag” sewing pattern (designed by Shannon Fabrics National Educator Teresa Coates).
Video: How to sew a Cuddle® minky fabric tote bag
Mark your calendar — as part of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10 am PDT on June 15 to share her tips on how to sew a Cuddle ® minky fabric tote bag.
Can't make it? Check back here at 12 pm pacific after her live video concludes for the embedded on-demand video.
Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.