I am a long side so many talented women! It was a close week, everyone did such an amazing job!
My entry was the Keep Calm and Carry Yarn Tote! I am in LOVE with it! I crochet a lot in the car with my husband when he drives around for work and I ALWAYS get my yarn all tangled up and it is just super annoying! So now when I go in the car or sit on the couch or go the the park with the kids, I just take my tote and have everything I need! The yarn doesn’t get tangled it… it’s so nice! So just remember….
This tote is pretty easy to make. I’d like to say I made it in a certain amount of time, but let’s face it, most my projects take days no matter what because I have to start and stop so many times with the kids. But at least it’s easy right? : )
-1 Yard of a canvas material
– 1/4 of a yard to print your Keep Calm printable on (I used the turquoise)
– Coordinating thread, scissors, and sewing machine
– small grommets, found mine at Joann’s
– one sheet of sticky back fusible web
– and then you can print the “keep calm and carry yarn” printable HERE
2 – 18.5” x 15.5” pieces (front and back)
1 – 52.5” x 7” (this will be your 3 sides)
1 – 5” x 7” (slots for crochet hooks)
1 – 15.5” x 12” (back pocket)
2 – 5” x 34” (straps)
1. Print the “Keep Calm” printable onto your fabric, I have a tutorial for that HERE
cut it down the the size you want. The file of the printable is set up for a full sheet of paper, so if you want it smaller then you will need to resize it. Set this aside
Put the back pocket on top of the back panel and sew a basting stitch up the sides lining up the 3 raw edges. (set aside)
Take your strap pieces you cut out and fold them over 1/2” on each side and press, then fold in half lengthwise and press. Top stitch all the away along each side.
Once you are done with that, line them up where you want them at sew it on the inside of your tote. Sew a square and then an X through the square for stability.