Cross Body Triangle Tote Bag

April 16th, 2014 | Crafts, Made with Fabric, Sewing

Oh my word! In less than one week I will be in Utah at SNAP, I can’t believe it’s nearly here! One of the conference primers is an Instagram daily prompt #snapdaily2014. A few days ago it was #snaptote. That’s when it occurred to me that I would indeed need a tote bag (for lugging around my awesom swag I’m sure!) I drug out my fabric stash and got planning right away.

A while back I seen this fabulous photo on pinterest, however it led nowhere… but then stumbled upon it again on Instagram (really, what are the chances?!)

paisley Sprouts Pillow covers Turns out these great pillows are from Paisley Sprouts. They are kinda fabulous, I was so inspired by them I needed to make something similar… and the Triangle Tote Bag was born!

Fun pillow inspired tote bag #sewing #geometric #navy #teal #mustard

Now because I blindly started making this triangle tote bag I don’t have much of a tutorial, but Bev over at Flamingo Toes has some really great tutorials for making cute tote bags, that you could follow along to.  I can tell you I started with a 5″ (equilateral) triangle. 3 rows of 7 triangles across. My finished tote bag measures 12″ x 12″, and has a 2.5″ side gusset. I added grey piping around the bag, well, just because I love piping- (this bag is looking more and more like a pillow now that I’m talking about it!).

traingle tote bag #sewing #totebag #mint #navy #mustard

I chose to put a long cross body strap on it, over the regular short tote bag handles. I figure if I’m out and about all day (and flying) I’m going to want my hands free, something I can stog full of crap, and a bag I’m not going to set down and walk away from (I have a terrible habit of that).

Leather stamped tag

I added this little stamped leather oval to give my tote bag a personalized touch. I don’t have a leather stamping set, so I just used a alphabet rubber stamp set and Staz On grey ink, it is solvent based and perfect for using on leather.

Hand stamped leather tag for a personalized tote bag What do you think of my new Triangle Tote Bag, do you think its travel worthy?

Thanks for stopping by to check out my new tote, be sure to stop back Friday to see how I’ll be flying in style (no, not first class, I’m not that stylin’) plus, there will be a fun giveaway too!

Got sewing fever? Check out this free kids purse pattern

Free kids purse pattern

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