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.
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