Small Sewing Tote

In the evenings, I like to sit and watch a bit of television. While I am watching TV, I like to work on small projects. I have started boro stitiching projects. I also like to hand-stitch or embroider small art squares. It was time to organize the items needed for these small projects and have everything in a small tote.
I found a tutorial for making a small sewing tote bag, by Whitney Sews. I had some sewing theme fat quarters, but not enough to make a whole bag. I used different fabrics for the front and back pockets. I had enough black and white polka-dot fabric to make the outer bag. There was enough blue fabric for the lining.  I used Bosal Foam to add shape and form. I followed pattern directions for the outside pockets, and I added inside pockets to the lining.

Then, I found a pattern for making scissor pouches. Daniel Mckenzie has a great tutorial for making this super easy pattern. I wanted to use the remnants that I had, so I changed the measurements given for this pattern. The larger scissor pouch was cut at 8″ X 10″ for the outer pieces; and 7″X 9″ for the Bosal Foam.
The smaller pouch was cut at 8″ x 8″ for the outer pieces; and 7″ X 7″ for the foam. I liked this pattern because it accommodates for more than one pair of scissors, and also different sizes.
There are scissors in the back pockets also.
Now, I am ready to go watch some old movies and work on some small projects. The best part, is that I will have everything I need in my new sewing tote!

Embroidery thread, scissors, needles, thimbles…all ready to go! 😁

10 thoughts on “Small Sewing Tote

    1. Thank you. The step-by-step tutorials were helpful. I had seen a pattern for a small tote, but I talked myself out of buying it. Then, I looked online and found different types of tote tutorials. This one fit the bill.

      1. I usually adapt a pattern to fit what I need. Those pouches will make it easier and safer to carry…and it was cheaper than buying ready-made cases. “Scissor sleeping bags”…there’s a poem in there somewhere😊

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