This Winter has been absolutely brutal almost everywhere across the country. New York City is cold, icy and covered in dirty snow drifts. Everyone seems to be wearing colors as dreary as the weather, thick black coats, gray scarves, navy blue mittens, it’s so depressing! So on a recent chilly day we decided we needed to make something quick and colorful to fight off the winter blahs.
There is nothing quicker or more satisfying than a tote bag so we decided to revisit my Twenty Minute Tote from last year and update it with cheerful colors and new prints. We recently got in Kokka Fabric’s Apples collection, a Japanese upholstery weight cotton printed in fun, jelly-bean bright colors. Just looking at these happy prints makes us feel a little warmer so we knew we had to use them. We also picked out some matching Cotton Webbing, which is strong and colorful and makes the bags look so finished and professional.
These totes really do come together in 20 minutes a piece which makes them a great, quick, way to add a little Springtime color and excitement into the dull end of Winter months. To make your own bag you’ll need:
- 1/2- yard of Kokka Apples. I used Pink Mini Apples, Orange Mini Apples, Blue Mini Apples, and Green Large Apples
- 1 1/4- yards of Cotton Webbing in a color to match your fabric. I used Natural, Yellow, Turquoise, and Green
- Cotton thread to match your fabric
- Cotton thread to contrast with the inside of the bag (optional)
If you’d like to try it out please visit my Twenty Minute Tote journal here. Thanks– Molly