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A new tote bag for the beach and another for a trip to the cottage. With a few simple items and some creativity, you can create your own tote-ally awesome reversible tote bag!

a reversible tote bag shown both ways

SUPPLIES

• Sturdy fabric, such as indoor or outdoor decor fabric
• Decorative Trim of your choice
• 32” Cord (2)
• Scissors
• Ruler/Measuring Tape
• Sewing Machine
• Iron
• 14mm Grommets (4)
• Hammer/Mallet

STEP 1:
Cut 4 (16”x18”) rectangles of your fabric.

STEP 2:
Cut 2 squares (2”x2”) off the bottom corners of your rectangles as shown.

Step 2 visual

STEP 3:
Sew on decorative trim to the right side of the fabric.

Step 3 visual

TIP: Don’t be afraid to get creative!

STEP 4:
Sew the sides and base of the rectangles together, wrong side facing out. Leave a 1/2” seam and leave corners and the bag opening unstitched.

STEP 5:
Pinch the corner gaps together and stitch them shut. This will be the base of your bag.

Step 5 visual

STEP 6:
Repeat Steps 2-5 for the second look.

STEP 7:
Once you have completed the stitching for both looks, flip Look #1 wrong side out and keep Look #2 right side out. Place Look #2 into Look #1.

Step 7 visual

STEP 8:
Sew the openings of the bags together.

STEP 9:
Mark holes 4-5” away from the edge of the bag for the handles. Use your grommets as a template to mark the hole size and cut accordingly.

Step 9 visual

STEP 10:
Insert grommets into holes and hammer together follow grommet package instructions. NOTE: Complete this step on a sturdy surface.

Step 10 visual

STEP 11:
Loop in your cord and tie a knot to secure. OPTIONAL: Fray edges of knot

PRO TIP: Use an iron to press your stitches between steps for easier handling and cleaner look.

We love Canada and we know you do too! Canada Day is just around the corner and maybe your home could use a quick theme change.

What better way to switch up a room quickly than with new cushion covers!

This season’s collection of Canadiana Cushions Covers varies, with a style choice perfect for any space.

A versatile addition to your wardrobe, a kimono is great for an evening event or a daytime outing. Plus, with breezy, sheer fabrics, kimonos also make a beautiful cover-up to wear at the pool or beach. Use our DIY how-to and make your own; a great piece for your upcoming Summer vacation!

TIP: If using a fabric that frays easily add some bias binding along the front and neckline edges instead of turning under for added strength.

Download printable step-by-step PDF here.

Download printable neck hole template here.

There are so many fabrics to choose from … here are some new examples.

Item #3495 658 Chiffon Dot | 100% polyester | 147cm
Item #3495 659 Decidedly Digital Chiffon Prints | 100% polyester | 150cm

Transform your porch, patio and other outdoor spaces with the charm and sophistication of the Abstractions outdoor collection. Understated designs and classic textures in current colours will update your outdoor look.

Garden blooms of poppies, pansies, dahlias, roses and more create colourful bouquets that look fresh all year round.
Item# 0649114 | 100% cotton | 112cm width
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