In anticipation of the launch of their collection The Curiosity Shoppe at Target, the store's founders Lauren Smith & Derek Fagerstrom created this fun craft!
It's a great project for National Sewing Month, especially for those just getting their feet wet. I love the idea of using products like tea towels, napkins, and pillowcases as fabric for small projects - in fact, I always make sure to check out both of those things at Target when I'm there. While home in Jacksonville for Labor Day weekend, I scored 4 lattice print napkins that will become pillows for about $5!
Here's what you need & the how to:
- Tea towel from the Curiosity Shoppe at Target (or other fabric scrap of similar size)
- 1.5 yards of cotton webbing
- Sewing machine (although you could also sew by hand!)
1. Fold tea towel in half, right sides together (non-printed side facing out)
2. Using a half-inch seam allowance (this means the width of the seam should measure 1/2 inch), stitch up the sides of the towel, back-stitching at the beginning and end of each seam. Turn bag right side out.
3. Cut the webbing in half. Each half will be a strap for the bag.
4. Pin the ends of each strap 1" down from the top of the bag and 3" in from the sides, making sure they're not twisted.
5. Attach the ends of each strap by stitching a square around the edges of the 1” tail of webbing, removing the pins as you go.
6. Carry your cute new tote!