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Felt Tote Bag

This soft felt bag is simple enough to make in multiples for shopping trips and stylish enough to use as a tote.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January


  • 1/2 yard of heavyweight felt

  • Fabric pen

  • Fabric shears

  • Sewing machine


  1. Print the full-size template. Cut out template, and trace onto heavyweight felt (we used 2-millimeter-thick material; 1/2 yard of fabric is enough for 1 bag) with a fabric pen, and cut out; repeat to make a second cutout. Stack pieces.

  2. Using a sewing machine, stitch around the sides and bottom of bag, leaving 1/4-inch seam allowance. Then stitch top of each handle.

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