Hello!! This is Amber from Crazy Little Projects here to share a very fun Christmas project with you today for this great Seasonal Sewing Series! This is kind of the combination of two projects on my site-the simple tote bag and the Santa hand towels. Combine the two and you get…a Santa Tote Bag!
And the best part? It's really easy to make!
Santa Tote Bag Tutorial:
- About 1/2 yard of red fabric (mine is canvas and was 60″ wide. If you get 45″ wide you may need a little more than 1/2 yard.)
- 1 yard of fusible fleece
- Wide, black ribbon (3 inches wide or so)
- Narrow silver ribbon (about 1/2 inch wide)
- White fur (small amount)
For the basic construction of this bag, I am going to refer you to my Simple Tote Bag Pattern. In this tutorial, I will teach you to make it look like a Santa suit!
Once you have your pieces cut out (following the cutting guidelines from the tote bag pattern), cut your black ribbon the width of your main bag pieces. Pin it in place right across the middle:
Sew that along the top edge of the ribbon and the bottom. (Don't worry about the sides.)
Then, add a strip of the white fur to the bottom of the bag. Make it about 3-4 inches wide:
Pin that and sew it in place as well, along the top and the bottom.
Now, cut 4 pieces of the silver ribbon. You want them to be about 1/2 inch longer than your black ribbon is wide so that they can overlap like this:
Line up all 4 in a square and sew around the outside of the square AND the inside.
I did all the same steps to the other side of the bag EXCEPT the silver, so that it looks like Santa from the back.
Now construct the bag according to this tutorial and you are done and have got a festive bag for the holidays!
Make as a wine carrier for your hostess gift
Excellent, I made the Santa tote this afternoon and it looks great, thank you
You are welcome Lizzie!
Project seems simple enough but my sewing skills are lacking
For Christmas shopping and get togethers.
I would use it as a purse threw the month of december
My wife would use it during the holidays when she visits family and friends.
Cute bag, it would be easy to sew up a bunch of them to use as gift bags. I think it would be great to take Christmas shopping too,
I’d use it as a gift bag for toys for my youngest cousins.
I would use for gift bags instead of paper ones
I would use it to carry my wallet keys.I would take it with me shopping and when I go to the gym.
I’d wear it to a Christmas party to carry my presents for friends 🙂
Cute. I still have to carry a small diaper bag around. I would use this for the month of December.
I would use it for a friend’s gift. Would put a little something special inside.
I think the Santa tote is adorable! email@example.com
I would give the tote to my daughter to use. She is into all things whimsical. And her friends would love it. conn_and_vans_mom atyahoodotcom
this one would be for my tween!
Great gift for 4 DILs. They would all love one. And a great neighbor gift bag. Thanks.
It’d make a great gift bag for a Secret Santa. And a smaller version would be cute to hang on a doorknob and keep that year’s Christmas cards in.
I think I’d use it as a tote for the entire month of December. There is no place this baby wouldn’t go!
I would use it as a gift bag for a friend.
I think this would be cute for two little girls my daughter babysits.
I would use the bag for a gift for my daughter! She would love it! Thanks for the series of sewing ideas!
I would use it all thru the holiday season.
Love, Love Love this bag for the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
I have been wanting to try their fabric out for a long time now. And what a cute santa bag. I need to make a few for my nieces. Am sure they would enjoy them!