Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"C" is for Chevron #2

Sew: monogrammed chevron beach tote

In addition to the original chevron beach tote I added a smaller version with an orange monogram:

And a hint of orange in the lining just for fun:

The smaller version makes for a good purse size when you're out and about:

Small size measures: 12"h x 16"w x 6"deep at base
Large size measures: 16"h x 20"w x 7.5" deep at base

Here's how I made the chevron tote:

1. Follow the original plans here with modifications below.

exterior chevron: 32" x 17"
interior drop cloth lining: 23" x 17"
interior chevron strips: 3" x 17"
interior orange strips: 2.5" x 17"

Sew the interior lining piece as pictured below, I use 1/2" SA everywhere:

2. Miter the corners at 6":

3. When stitching over the rope handles unravel the rope a bit to flatten and make sewing easier, going back and forward over the rope many times for a secure hold:

  DO NOT clip the excess rope, once bag is turned right side out it will catch between the top stitching for added strength. 

I'm linking up to:

SAS @ Funky Junk
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


  1. I absolutely love these. I have to put this on the top of my to do list. I always love your tutorials, they are quick & easy...so looking forward to working on a bag for myself. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I really really love the chevron and the pops of bright color you used!

  3. This is super cute and I think I need one of these in my life :) I would love to have you link this up at my link party! You can find it here:


  4. They are great, Jaime! I wish I would have begged you to make some for my little ones. Couldn't justify the PBK price tag for their totes. I'm too busy sewing things for everyone else that I didn't get a chance to make the striped ones you linked up a while back! Maybe next summer.Thanks for linking!