Sewing a Sunny Rope Handled Tote from a free pattern

It might not be sunny, but this beach themed tote bag from my free ‘Rope Handled Tote‘ pattern sure is! Sewing a bag like this is twice as fast because you don’t have to make the handles.

Don’t be afraid of the rope and grommets, they’re easy to find in the home decor section at Joanns.

This adorable beachy fabric is called Sun-Sational. It’s perfect for this tote I think. Our friends at Blend sent me the fabrics so I could sew it up for their Quilt Market booth.

So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.

Happy Sewing!

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  1. Taryn Villarreal says:

    Your bag is so adorable! It makes me ready for summer! I love the rope handles!

  2. Sheena Anderson says:

    I love your bag!! I am so checking out the pattern. The fabric is so beautiful too. Thanks for hosting!!

  3. Janis Patten says:

    I love your rope handled tote. I live at the beach in CA, spend my summers in flip flops, and have children and grandchildren in Hawaii with whom we visit often. I grew up at the beach and love it. Perfect beach tote. I just signed up to receive notice when that fabric arrives at my favorite online fabric store. It is the perfect beach tote.

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