Wild & Beautiful – Market Tote + Tutorial!

Wild & Beautiful is here, and we are so excited to be playing with these gorgeous fabric panels!

The collection of wildlife prints features a wolf, eagle, bison, and bear that come in 36″ x WOF fabric panels, as well as a pillow panel.

The pillow panel has all four animals on a 36″ x WOF panel. Each of these smaller prints measures approximately 16 1/2″ x 19 1/2″.

I love to make tote bags out of these fun pillow panels. They soooo easy to make, and are wide and deep enough for a nice, roomy market tote.

To make the tote, I cut out the wolf panel, discarding the black border, which we don’t need in this project. I cut out 3 pieces of Riley Blake Linen (one for the bag back + 2 for the bag lining) and 2 pieces of fusible woven interfacing. The Linen and woven interfacing are all cut to the exact same size as the wolf panel.

I used this great TUTORIAL for the bag assembly, with the exception of the straps, which I opted to sew to the outside of the bag. Here is a great TUTORIAL all about creating boxed corners.

Easy! Once you understand the basic tote bag construction, you’ll be able to whip them up quickly and in any size you like.

Wild & Beautiful is available now at your favorite local and online quilt shops. Pick up yours today and share your makes with us on Instagram using #wildandbeautifulfabric, #rileyblakedesigns, #iloverileyblake, and tag us @rileyblakedesigns.

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