HBIC Toddler Tote

HBIC Toddler Tote | SewsNBows

Every little chick needs an HBIC toddler tote. (Calm down. Head baby in charge.)

HBIC Toddler Tote | SewsNBows

This baby is definitely in charge. The face says it all.

HBIC Toddler Tote | SewsNBows

Each weekday morning, Head Baby and I trek 2 doors down to my house; where she tells me what to do for the next few hours. Much of what I was being made to do consisted of going back and forth, from my house to her house; scavenging for important things that she couldn’t be without.

(Such as one of her brothers shoes, a Popsicle, the tv remote…you get the idea.)

HBIC Toddler Tote | SewsNBows

So when she told me she needed a bag to carry her junk in, I was happy to oblige. I used this tutorial from SewCountryChick to draft the HBIC Toddler Tote.

HBIC Toddler Tote | SewsNBows

The outside is an owl print. I was terrified my niece would demand a piece of my vintage or designer fabric, but she had mercy on my stash. I used faux leather leftover from Bella’s witch costume to form the gusset. It gets dragged around as much as carried, and after I just wipe it clean.

HBIC Toddler Tote | SewsNBows

The interior and strap are a heavy canvas. I wanted to encase magnet strips for easy opening and closing, but couldn’t find any as thin or as strong as I wanted. Above, you can barely see the black Velcro I ended up using.

HBIC Toddler Tote | SewsNBows

The inside pocket is exactly the right size to hide a Pamper. (Sofie doesn’t want the whole world to know her potty training business.)

The HBIC Toddler Tote is a big win! Seeing these photos is making me wonder exactly how long our Christmas lights will stay up though…


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11 Responses to HBIC Toddler Tote

  1. Marti says:

    What a cute tote bag and an adorable girl! Thanks for sharing it at Sewlicious Home Decor this week!

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  2. Annie says:

    The bag is so cute, and I am loving Sofie’s proud smile!
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  3. That adorable and sassy little girl looks sweet toting around that beautiful made bag.
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  4. LOVE it… both the bag and the name!!!
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  5. Adorable! And good job on the bag girl!
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  6. Awwww! She’s so cute! I love the tote bag and I’d definitely picked the owls, too! How’s sewing with faux leather? Much different/harder than sewing with fabric? x
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  7. Gina says:

    Little Sophia looks older than the last time I saw her. She is so cute and the bag is perfect!! Those toddlers love to carry their treasures around and they are so much better in a bag than on the floor!!!!
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  8. Mel says:

    I love Sophie she is the cutest! I think Madeleine needs a HBIC tote!
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  9. Rebeccafaith says:

    Sophia is sooooo cute!!!!!!! The bag looks like the perfect size for her and I love that it’s easy to clean. How fun to live so close! I could eat her up
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  10. Rachel says:

    She’s a cutie! That bag looks great for carrying all the things :)
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  11. Jenya says:

    hehehe nicely done :) She will def be able to fit her brother’s shoes, a tv remote and a few little thing in her new cool tote :) Toilet training… (shivers remembering it) Hang on, we still need to get rid of night time nappies!
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