Playground Collection - Tot's Triangle Tote
Posted on Wednesday the 9th December 2015 by Camelot Fabrics
Difficulty - 3/5
Time to Make - Afternoon Project
Dimensions W x H x D - 10" x 10" x 5" (25 cm x 25 cm x 13 cm approx.)
- A 1/4” seam allowance is included in the templates. Unless otherwise indicated, please sew
all seams with a 1/4” allowance.
- Unless otherwise noted, sew all seams with the fabrics’ Right Sides together.
- Please wash, dry & iron your cotton before beginning, but do not iron batting.
- Arrows indicate the direction of the fabric’s grain, running from top to bottom.
Print the Triangle Tote template (pp 7-15) at 100% size and tape the pages together,
matching up the grey squares.
Cut out the template pieces.
Refer to the Cutting Diagrams below to cut the following pieces.
(4) Large Triangles
(2) Small Triangles
(6) small triangles
Fabric D (Lining):
(2) Lining Body pieces
(2) Handles (not included in the templates & cutting diagrams): 4” wide x 20” tall
(2) Full Sides
1. Fold each Handle piece in half and sew the two long edges together as shown. Press the
2. Baste one short end closed and push the Handle Right Side out with a large knitting
needle. Remove your basting stitches.
1. Sew a small Fabric B triangles to each small
Fabric A triangle as shown. Press the seams open.
2. Sew a small Fabric B triangle to each of the
remaining sides of the (2) small Fabric A triangles as
shown. Press your seams open as you go.
3. Sew your (4) large Fabric A triangles to the left and
right-hand sides of the units you just made,
and press the seams open. This completes the
Side-Bottom of the tote’s Shell. Shell Side: Make (2)
4. Baste each Handle’s raw ends to the top edge
of a Shell Side unit, with the Handles’ seams facing
away from the Shell. Be careful not to twist the
5. Sew the bottom edge of a Fabric C Top piece to
the top edge of each Shell Side. Press the seam
open; press the Handle ends toward the Shell Side.
6. Pin a Batting Side to the Wrong Side of each Shell Side unit. Begin at the center of the
Sides and progress outward toward the edges. Quilt the Shell Sides as desired, and
edge-stitch the Top to the Batting, but don’t quilt the Top just yet.
Here’s how we quilted our Tote:
We quilted 1/4” from either side of
each join-seam and around the
outer edge of the Tote.
Next, we quilted paralled lines of
stitches across the large Fabric A
trianges, spaced 1” apart.
Finally, we quilted lines paralled to
the Tote’s bottom & sides, 1” from
7. Tuck the handles against the center of the Shell sides and pin in place, to keep them out
of the way of your seams. Sew the Shell units together around their sides & bottom, but leave
the top open.
8. Finger-press the bottom corners of your Shell as shown, taking care to line up the side
seams. Draw a line across each corner where it’s 5” wide and box the corners by sewing
along these lines, backstitching at both ends of each seam. Trim your corners 1/2” away
from these seams and clip the fabric away at the seams’ ends.
1. Fold & press the following pieces in half as shown:
(1) Lining Side
(1) Lining Top
Unfold these pieces.
2. Sew the Pocket pieces to the Top & Side pieces as
shown, lining up the creases. Press the seams toward
3. Sew the Top & Pocket unit to the Side & Pocket
unit with a 1/2” seam as shown. Press the Top/Side
seam toward the Side piece.
4. Sew the second Top to the second Side with a 1/2”
seam as shown. Press the seam toward the Side
5. Sew the Lining units together around their side & bottom edges with a 1/2” seam
allowance, but leave the top open. Clip the corners & press the seams open.
6. Press & box the corners of the Lining as you did with the Shell.
7. Turn the Lining Right Side out.
1. With the Handles still pinned down, fit the Lining into the Shell, Right Sides together. Sew
the two layers together around the top edges with a 1/2” seam, making sure that the side
seams are lined up. Leave 4” gap at one side.
2. Turn the Tote Right Side out through the gap in the top seam. Whipstitch the gap closed.
3. Quilt the top of the tote as desired; we sewed lines paralled to the top edge, spaced
about 1” apart.