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Baby's first doll

A First Babydoll (from the Bit of Whimsy Butterbean doll pattern)


Detail on back

Crayon Totes

Month of bag making projects 13 & 14: two more Crayon totes




I know there are only a few days left in March, but there is one last project I would like to complete this month.  It's a knitting bag set that I know I would use a lot!  I have most of the fabric pieces cut and hope to begin sewing it this evening.

Crayon Totes

Month of bag making projects 11 & 12:  2 crayon totes (my tutorial)

Tutorial: Crayon Tote

Month of bag making project 10 & tutorial
Gather your materials:
* 12 1/2" x 29" piece of cotton fabric for the OUTSIDE of the bag
* 12 1/2" x 29" piece of matching canvas for the LINING of the bag (or you can use regular cotton & iron on some lightweight interfacing to give it a bit of structure)
* 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" piece of fabric (same as you used for the lining) for the crayon pocket
* 2 - 4" x 20" pieces of fabric (same as you used for the outside of the bag) for the STRAPS
* 3 1/2" x 12 1/2" piece of lightweight interfacing
Coordinating thread
Sewing machine
Scissors
Ruler
Fabric pencil/pen (chalk based or disappearing ink - whichever you prefer)
~Seam allowances are 1/4"unless otherwise noted~
NOTE: The width used for the crayon slots is 3/4" which is very tight.  It may be difficult for younger children to insert the crayons.  If designing for a younger child, make the slots 7/8" wide.  You'll need to c…

Children's Totes & Crayon Rolls

Month of bag making projects 7,8,9:  3 children's tote bags & coordinating crayon rolls.

Owls

ABC


Circles


If you missed it, my last post included a tutorial on how to make the tote bags.  The are really simple and quick to make!

Tutorial: Child's Tote

Lately, I have been making several child sized tote bags & matching crayon rolls.  Here is how I made the totes.  Enjoy!


Gather your materials:
* 13" x 29" piece of cotton fabric for the OUTSIDE of the bag
* 13" x 29" piece of matching canvas for the INSIDE of the bag (or you can use regular cotton & iron on some lightweight interfacing to give it a bit of structure)
* 2 - 4" x 20" pieces of fabric (same as you used for the outside of the bag) for the STRAPS
Coordinating thread
Sewing machine
Scissors
Ruler
Pencil
~Seam allowances are 1/4" (for my machine that's the width of the presser foot) unless otherwise noted~


Throughout the tutorial and at the end I will have some helpful hints enclosed in *.  If you're a beginner sewer, it may be helpful to read through all of them before beginning this project.  I hope they help! 


Let's start with making the STRAPS.  Take 1 piece of the strap fabric and fold it in half lengthwise and iro…