What’s the Project? Make this cute Santa themed bag for carrying at Christmas this year. A fun red bag with Santa’s belt and an edge of fur at the bottom. It’s easy to sew and fun to carry (or package your gifts in).
I’ve got a goofy Christmas sewing project for you today that’s pretty quick and easy and fun. This is kind of the combination of two projects on my site-the simple tote bag and the Santa hand towels. Combine the two and you get…a Santa Tote Bag! A super cute bag to make for Christmas this year!
And the best part? It’s really easy to make! I think you will like this!
Santa Tote Bag Tutorial:
- About 1/2 yard of red fabric (mine is canvas and was 60″ wide. If you get 45″ wide you may need a little more than 1/2 yard.)
- 1 yard of fusible fleece
- Wide, black ribbon (3 inches wide or so)
- Narrow silver ribbon (about 1/2 inch wide)
- White fur (small amount)
For basic construction of this bag, I am going to refer you to my Simple Tote Bag Pattern. In this tutorial, I will teach you to make it look like a Santa suit!
Once you have your pieces cut out (following the cutting guidelines from the tote bag pattern), cut your black ribbon the width of your main bag pieces. Pin it in place right across the middle:
Sew that along the top edge of the ribbon and the bottom. (Don’t worry about the sides.)
Then, add a strip of the white fur to the bottom of the bag. Make it about 3-4 inches wide:
Pin that and sew it in place as well, along the top and the bottom.
Now, cut 4 pieces of the silver ribbon. You want them to be about 1/2 inch longer than your black ribbon is wide so that they can overlap like this:
Line up all 4 in a square and sew around the outside of the square AND the inside.
I did all the same steps to the other side of the bag EXCEPT the silver so that it looks like Santa from the back.
Now construct the bag according to this tutorial and you are done and have got a festive bag for the holidays!
I hope you love making this cute Santa tote bag!
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This is SO adorable. Actually, I liked this and the Santa Suit Hand Towels that I made them both in December. (And shared pictures on my blog with links to your tutorials.) Like Tammy, I received compliments on the purse everywhere. One gentleman told me seeing my purse made his day. And, I had 3 people ask me where I got the pattern for the purse in one outing. The towels were a huge hit as gifts at a gift exchange. Thank you so much for sharing!
That’s so much fun! I love hearing that!
Tami Perry says
I made myself and my 2 oldest granddaughters a purse like these. Received compliments every where we went.
Super cute!! Love it!! Pinning 🙂
Happier Than A Pig in Mud says
Very cute! I love the belt buckle:@)
Jackie Sorich says
Great Santa Bag! Love it. Thanks for the tutorial. 🙂