Upcycled Pillowcase Tote Tutorial by iamthemandy.com
This is the perfect DIY if you have tons of old, outdated or extra pillowcases laying around doing nothing in you linen closet. You can now turn them into totes for groceries, gift bags and the beach.
Here is what you will need:
• 1 Clean pillowcase ( over 27″ long if possible)
• Pins • Sewing machine
• Ruler or tape measure
• Pencil / pen / sharpie
• 1” Snap
Lay the pillowcase out flat on your work surface and/or cutting mat. Using your scissors, cut the hemmed end (the open one) off. You’ll want to cut as close to the stitching as possible without running into it. Set this long loop of fabric aside; it will be used to make your handles.
Trim the rest of the pillowcase so that it measures roughly 27” x 15 “. DON’T CUT FABRIC FROM ALL FOUR SIDES OF THE PILLOWCASE! If you need to trim the length, just cut more off from the side you already trimmed when cutting off the hem, and if you need to trim the width, make sure you only cut one side. When finished, you should have two open sides and two closed sides. If desired, fold both of the two smaller end in 1” and pin them. Stitch across the 15”. This will help your edges not ravel and these seems will be hidden inside the bag.
View the rest of this tutorial online at www.iamthemandy.com.