DIY Box bottom tote with hidden seams

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DIY box bottom tote with hidden seams

Sewing is one of my favourite crafts.

It’s also the most frustrating.

When I saw the fabric choices for the Hillarys Craft Competition, I knew I had to get my hands on the Rayna Apple pattern. Problem is, I’m a novice. And directional, bold patterns can be pretty intimidating to sew with.

After a few failed ideas, I decided to keep it simple and make a tote. Pretty and practical—my favourite kind of DIY. Good thing is, the Rayna Apple fabric makes even this simple tote look sophisticated. I think I’ve gotten over my fear of using bold patterns!

If you’ve followed my lined tote bag tutorial, this tote is exactly the same except for two key differences:

Beginner-Friendly Tote Bag Tutorial (and 3 ways to pretty it up!)

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Beginner friendly lined tote bag tutorial (sewing)

I’m pretty sure someone is playing a huge practical joke on me.

I mean, it can’t surely be a week into August already, can it? Where in the world did July go??

July’s craft of the month was sewing. My first project was a lined tote bag, and I thought I’d share a sweet and simple tutorial to get you making your own little totes!

Already know how to sew a lined tote? Skip to the end for some ways to pretty your bags up — and August’s craft announcement.