Sirena Summer Tote (with Tutorial)

When Jessica Swift asked me if I’d be interested in participating in her Sirena Summer Tote Challenge, I was like heck yes because I love her and I love Sirena and I love totes. Summer… not so much because it’s hot, but 3 out of 4 ain’t bad.

And like her entire collection is spectacular, but I was finally able to narrow it down to these prints with the Bluebottle Field Textured Denim.

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I spent hours and hours searching for the perfect tote pattern and couldn’t find it, so in the end I decided to make one based on what I wanted and to make a video tutorial.

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I tried to cram as much information as I could into the tutorial so even a beginning sewist could make one, so definitely check it out. Here is some additional information that wasn’t in the video.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Half Yard (HY) outer main fabric

  • HY lining fabric

  • Fat Quarter (FQ )outer pocket fabric

  • FQ inner pocket fabric

  • HY denim

  • Fusible Interfacing

  • Fusible Fleece

 

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And here are the final pictures of both the outside and the inside. This is definitely going to be my go-to bag for the summer and then some.

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It’s not too late to join Jessica’s Sirena Tote Challenge. Make sure to head over to her blog to learn all about it.

 


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3 thoughts on “Sirena Summer Tote (with Tutorial)

  1. I know what you mean about trying to find the right tote pattern! Too big for short people ~ not that I’m saying I’m short, 😀 too small, too flimsy, too plain, and the ever-present too ugly. argh! Definitely going to check out your video cuz yours looks like what I’m looking for. It also looks sturdy enough to adapt it as a grocery bag, which has been on my hunting list for some time now.

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