diy project: a tea towel tote via the curiosity shoppe at target

The smart folks at Target continue to give some of our favorite independent design brands a guest platform in their stores. Starting September 9th, they are unveiling The Shops at Target, and you’ll have access to one of the most creative stories in San Francisco, The Curiosity Shoppe. The spirit of The Curiosity Shoppe is to encourage your own DIY projects with other beautiful goods, so Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom, the clever team behind the brand, put together this awesome craft project — the “Tea Towel Tote Bag.” Here’s what you need to make this cute carry-all: 1 tea towel from The Curiosity Shoppe at Target (set of 3 is $10). 1.5 yards of 1” cotton webbing. 1 pair of scissors. Some pins. Thread. And, a sewing machine.

Here are the super-easy step by steps:


Fold tea towel in half, right sides together


Using a half-inch seam allowance, stitch up the sides of the towel, back-stitching at the beginning and end of each seam. Turn bag right side out. Cut the webbing in half to make the 2 straps.

Pin the ends of each strap 1” down from the top of the bag and 3” in from sides, making sure they’re not twisted.


5. Attach the ends of each strap by stitching a square around the edges of the 1” tail of webbing, removing the pins as you go.

Carry your new tote bag!
(And don’t forget to look for The Curiosity Shoppe in Target, starting September 9th!)

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