expanding on our previous tote tutorial (which can be found here), here is another easy sewing project you can make from your old dog bed fabric!
finished size: 9.5” length x 7.5“ width
seam allowance: .25”
1. scraps for the front – 9″ wide (length will vary) – this is the creative part & you can use as many or as few as you want!
2. muslin or plain cotton (to sew your scraps on) – 8.5″ x 11″
3. fabric for the reverse side – 10″ x 8″
4. thin cotton batting – 10″ x 8″
5. heat resistant batting (can be bought at any fabric store or on amazon!) – 10″ x 8″
lay first scrap on muslin
a. place second piece on first one, right sides together
b. stitch a 1/2 inch seam. press second piece down towards bottom of uncovered fabric
c. place third piece on the second one, right sides together. stitch a 1/2 inch seam. press third piece down towards bottom
d. trim this top piece to 10” x 8”
you now have four 10” x 8” pieces: top (the pieced one), the back, the thin cotton batting and the heat resistant batting.
make a stack of these pieces in this order:
1. thin cotton batting (bottom)
2. top (right side up)
3. back (right side down, facing top right side)
4. heat resistant batting (top)
pin together and stitch 1/2′ seam, leaving an opening on the bottom about 3” wide to turn it.