Your latest home décor project has left you with extra fabric. What will you do?
Don’t fret; upholstery fabric remnants can be used in many ways, such as in our newest DIY - Large Tote Bag. This DIY is a simple make with so many uses, and you’ll use your extra fabric too!
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Pick out your favourite Fabricland canvas or upholstery fabric. This is a great upcycle project to use upholstery project remnants.
Step 1 : Cut 2 pieces of webbing to a length of 20” (50cm).
Use a lighter to burn the ends of the webbing, so there is no fraying.
Note: Polyester webbing will melt. Cotton webbing will burn.
Step 2 : Cut out your fabric and fold it.
Cut a strip of the fabric with a rotary blade or scissors and ruler into 20“ x 40“ (50cm x 100cm).
Fold the length in half with wrong sides together.
Step 3 : French Seams
a. Sew 5/8” (1.6cm) along the 2 open sides. Leave the top.
b. Trim seam allowance.
c. Turn inside out and push out corners.
Step 4 : Finish French Seams
Pin and sew 5/8” (1.6cm) to the two sides previously sewn.
Step 5 : Webbing and hem
a. Cut a .75” (2cm) tall triangle from the top side closest to the seam, to allow the fabric to fold with ease. Repeat step for both sides.
b. Fold the edge of the top opening in .5” (1.3cm).
c. Fold the top opening in an additional 1” (2.5cm) and pin.
d. Measure 4“ (10cm) from each french seam and mark with a pin. Place the webbing into the 1” (2.5cm) folded over top where the pin is.
e. Top stitch 3/4” (2cm) around the top edge of the bag.
f. Fold the webbing to face the top of the bag and sew a H .75” x W 1” (2cm x 2.5cm) rectangle with an X through it to secure. Turn inside out to see the completed look!
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