How to sew a drawstring tote bag that is perfect for summer living

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Today, we are sewing a beautiful drawstring tote bag that is perfect for summer living. For this project you will need approximately 2 yards of material. I prefer to use home dec fabrics or heavier linen blends for this particular style of bag. I hope you enjoy the project and will take a moment to review the video and comment below. I will be back next week with another surprise sewing project. Feel free to make a project request if there is something special you have in mind.

Until then, happy sewing my Sewspire circle friends!
XO Andrea

Pattern piece round up:

Cut six 17″ x 17″ pieces of fabric (2 for the exterior, 2 for the interior and 2 for the pockets)
Cut two 3″ x 64″ pieces of fabric for the drawstrings
Cut one 6″ x 16″ piece of fabric for the shoulder strap
Cut one 3″ x 16″ piece of batting for the shoulder strap
Cut two 4″ x 17″ pieces of fabric for the drawstring gussets

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