Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Note tote

I made this note tote for a good friend's birthday today.

In fact, she is the original author of this blog!

Happy birthday, Tania.


I found a great tutorial at and thought I would give it a try, with a few of my own minor modifications...

The front cover, with a vintage button and elastic closure

The entire outside cover

The inside of the note tote -- lots of pockets to store bits of papers in, or business cards or coupons!

A close up of the left inside

All closed up again

With a pen and memo pad -- to write notes, shopping lists, whatever!

I had looked in one store this morning to find a good sized pad, but this plain one was the best I could come up with.

On the way to Tania's house, I stopped in at another store, and found the right size pad there... this note tote holds a 5 x 8 memo pad!

These would make great gifts for the ladies in your life -- use them for church, shopping, notes as you go!

If you are not a sewer, ask me to make one for you... I can make them smaller as well, to hold a 4 x 6 pad, or a 3 x 5. The choice is yours!

I plan on making some for Christmas for my kids to take to church for notes -- the boys will get manly material, of course. ;o)

So really, these totes are great for anyone!


  1. I want one..I love it!! Can you make me one and tell me what I owe you?? :) What a great gift, I'm sure she will love it!!!

  2. I do LOVE it. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Looks great Chris! Anything similar will work fabulously for me!


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