This monogram tote is awesome. I love monograms and some of my favorite things have them. Well anything with a monogram is going to be on my favorites list. That is why I was excited to make somethings with Joy iron on letters. I covet a monogram sewing machine. One day I will get one and I will monogram the world. Okay, maybe not the whole world. Just mine and those in it.
I decided to make a little summer tote to hold my keys, phone, money and lip gloss. Literally that is all I ever carry with me. I went with this neutral fabric because of the clean lines and classic colors. The fabric sent to me by P&B Textiles. I used a line called http://www.pbtex.com/collection-still-life
Check out their Creating with Joy blog @ www.creatingwithjoy.blogspot.com for more inspiration on the monogram letters
Naturally for the monogram tote, I used a www.fairfield.com product on the inside. Smooth fusible fleece. It has fusible webbing that you can iron on and it gives the fabric a smooth and soft feel.
Monogram tote supplies:
- 3 fat quarters of fabric that coordinate ( PB textiles- Still Life)
- Smooth interlining by Fairfield
- Joy Iron on letters
- cotton rope
- sewing machine
- coordinating thread
- Pattern for tote**I will update this post with a free pattern and instructions on how to make it soon. I am learning how to self draft patterns and I want to make sure I get it right before I give it to you.Overall this took me about two hours. BUT I am learning and making the pattern as I go so I would think once the pattern is perfected it could be made in about an hour. So stay tune for that part.