It’s been ages since I last posted a tutorial on here. I hope you like this one! Lately I’ve been trying to put together a grooming kit of sorts, and one of the items for that set was the tote to carry it all around in. I’d probably prefer one of the plastic ones if I had a horse of my own, but this one turned out so cute that I’m eager to share it with you. 🙂
You’re going to need the PATTERN first and foremost. (if you need a format other than a PDF please let me know!)
- Fabric of choice (cotton works best in this scale) and 1/8 in ribbon for handles
- Iron – optional but it will make this project A LOT easier. You can also substitute an old flat iron if you’d like 😉
- Needle + thread, glue (fabric glue works best) and paint (also optional)
First, you’re going to want to cut out the pattern pieces and fold all the grey shaded tabs inward, like so.
Transfer the pattern to the wrong side of your fabric of choice. One way to do this is to trace around the shape without the tabs, then fold those down and trace around them. Or, you can trace around the entire piece, then free-sketch the tabs back into place. Clear as mud?
With an iron, fold and flatten the tabs inward. They don’t have to lay flat, you just want that sharp crease there. Fold in the sides of the main piece as well, to form the bottom of the bag.
Now it’s time to start gluing tabs down. I like to use Fabri-Tac. It holds well and dries pretty quickly.
On the front and side pieces, glue the top and bottom tabs down. On the larger piece, glue down the end tabs on both the short and long sides.
Add a couple pieces of ribbon for handles, a tiny logo if you’d like (there’s a couple on the pattern or you can make your own) and you’re done!
Have fun! Now to make all the tiny things to stick inside it…