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Video: How to Sew a Cuddle® Minky Fabric Tote Bag (& Free Tote Bag Sewing Pattern)

Video: How to Sew a Cuddle® Minky Fabric Tote Bag (& Free Tote Bag Sewing Pattern)

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!

See Related: How to Sew and Embroider a Lined Minky Fabric Zipper Bag

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.

Happy sewing!

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:

Fabrics: 

  • 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)

Notions: 

  • 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).

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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.

If you have any questions about Cuddle® minky plush fabrics or any of our Cuddle® Kits, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252.

Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.

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Written by Michael Nystrom
Michael Nystrom is the Inbound Digital Content Manager at Shannon Fabrics. He is a two-time IRONMAN triathlon finisher, USC Trojan and self-proclaimed breakfast burrito connoisseur. When not swimming, cycling or running (or writing about all things fabric), he’s out catching some waves or chasing his dog, Dingo.
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