Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)


Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens


Spring Garden Tote II: Sewing the Outside and Finishing

By: Dorinda Dombrowski

This is a continuation of the Spring Garden Tote guest project from Dorinda at Flower Girl Designs Collection.

Click here
to see the beginning of the tutorial.

Sewing Together the Outside of Tote:

  1. Place outside fabric cuts, right sides together.

    Garden Tote Step 2-1
  2. Sew the sides & bottom, leaving the top and corners open (zigzag or serge seams, after sewing, to make them more secure). You don’t have to worry about lining up the pockets; it was designed so no pockets will have to match at side seams.

    Garden Tote Step 2-2
  3. At the corners match seams (side & bottom) and sew, zigzag or serge all seams to make them more secure. Turn tote right sides out.

    Garden Tote Step 2-3Garden Tote Step 2-3-1

Lining- Corners & Sewing Together:

  1. Take the 2-15” x 15” lining cuts (I used a durable canvas fabric), cut out a 2” x 2” square at each corner on one side.

    Garden Tote Step 2-2
  2. Place right sides together, sew sides and at the bottom leave a 3” opening for turning. Leave corners and top open. Then, sew the corners the same as the outside of the tote. (zigzag or serge seams to make them more secure) Leave wrong sides out.

    Garden Tote Step 2-2-2


  1. Take the 2- 4” x 20” strips of fabric for straps, place raw edges to the middle, the long way and press.

    Garden Tote 4-1
  2. Fold again and press, making a 1” strap. Sew close to both long edges.

    Garden Tote 3-2
  3. Place the raw edge of one side of the strap to the raw edge of the tote, 3” in from one seam, pin and zigzag in place. Make sure the strap is straight and place it on the same side, other end, 3” in and zigzag in place. Sew the other strap to the other side of the tote the same way.

    Garden Tote 3-3
  4. Now, both straps are sewed on the tote.

    Garden Tote 3-4


  1. Take the outside of the tote and place it (right sides together) inside the lining with the 3” opening at the bottom. Pin and sew all around the top of the tote, backstitching over the straps to make them more secure.

    Garden Tote 4-1
  2. Turn tote right sides out through the 3” opening. Machine or hand stitch opening closed.

    Garden Tote 4-2
  3. Press and topstitch all around the top of the tote.

    Garden Tote 4-3

Your Garden Tote is done and ready to use. It looks Great!

Garden Tote  

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive, partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Where can I get one of those pattern boards with-out spening $100.00 I have looked and I can't find one anywhere. Guess I need to look on line. Any suggestions would br helpful.


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Crochet Heart Sachets

With this easy crochet pattern, you can crochet a heart-shaped sachet to fill with potpourri. These crochet heart sachets would make a… See more

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Instagram Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.