Totes for the Holidays


Five days left until Christmas means there’s still time for more sewing!! Today’s featured projects are easy to make and perfect for that last name left on your list. Maybe it’s for that dear friend who just happens to be hosting a Christmas Eve dinner, or perhaps even for your sister who always appreciates that handmade touch.

Jenelle Clark of Echinops & Aster created this Holiday in Paris Gift Set last year, but it’s so cute we had to share it again. The tote holds essential oil infused bath salts & a lavender eye pillow to help your giftee relax after the hectic holiday season.


Holiday in Paris Gift Set

Materials Needed: Tote
2 yards Pellon® 931TD Fusible Midweight
2 Fat Quarters Coordinating Patterns
2 Fat Quarters Coordinating Solids
1/2 yard Lining Fabric
Small piece of fabric for 10-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ strips
1 Large Button
7″ Zipper
Erasable Fabric Pen
Double-Sided Tape
Sewing Machine & Related Supplies

Materials Needed: Eye Pillow & Bath Salts
Two 9″ x 4″ Fabric Rectangles
Two 9″ x 4″ Rectangles Pellon® 931TD Fusible Midweight
1-1/4 cup Flax Seed
Lavender, Rosemary & Peppermint Oil
2 Small Canning Jars

A free downloadable pdf for this project is available on our website — click here for the project page.

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Kiera Vanella of Simply, Kiera designed this handy Insulated Wine Tote. It’ll keep that bottle of White Wine nicely chilled on the way from your house to your Holiday dinner + it makes a fabulous hostess gift!


Insulated Wine Tote

Materials Needed
6-1/2″ Quit Block, trimmed to 6-1/4″
Two 1/2″ x 6-1/4″ Fabric Rectangles
Two 1-1/2″ x 14-1/4″ Fabric Strips
One 8-1/4″ x 14-1/4″ Fabric Rectangle for Back
Two 8-1/4″ x 14-1/4″ Fabric Rectangles for lining
One 4″ x 18″ Fabric Rectangle for handle
Two 8-1/4″ x 14-1/4″ Rectangles Pellon® 975 Insul-Fleece™
Two Buttons

Tools Needed
Sewing Machine & Related Supplies
Rotary Cutter & Related Supplies

A free downloadable pdf for this project is available on our website — click here for the project page.

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We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!


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