This is a quick tutorial on how to make a small fur tote. Christmas is approaching fast and my gift list is looking rather daunting, so I need projects that I can accomplish in a couple of hours rather than a couple of days. I notice little fur things everywhere –as decorations on the Christmas tree, as trimming on clothes and shoes, scarves, vests. The possibilities are many and I think a small fur tote would be a great gift and an easy project. So I came up with this design and pattern that I would like to share with you.
If you enjoyed our last project with faux fur making a winter hat, then you'll enjoy this small fur tote project as well. This tote is really easy and fast to make. It is both a perfect accessory and also a great Christmas gift. It would also be a good place to start if you've not made many bags before. You'll learn about how linings work as well as other key skills to then move on to more complex patterns and projects.
While this is a very easy tote to make, the knowledge of handling the faux fur fabric is essential. If you are a beginner, please read this essential guide on how to work with fur.
- Medium length hair faux fur 1/2 yard (there will be a bit of left over but we will use it in the near future)
- Quilting cotton 1/2 yard.
- Medium fusible interfacing 1/4 yard
- Thread to match the lining and the faux fur
Pattern layout and finished measurements
The tote will measure 10 1/2″ X 6″ when finished, not including the handles.
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