DIY Laundry Tote


It’s DIY time again and I’m excited to share this simple diy laundry tote with you! Myself, along with a few of the other bloggers at Think and Make Thursday, were given a choice of beautiful Marimekko fabric from and encouraged to create anything we wanted with it!

Marimekko fabrics and patterns have always caught my eye. From soft to bold, the colors and patterns are so creative and really compliment any type of modern and fun decor style you have!Marimekko Fabric Laundry Tote

For this project I used the Marimekko Kanteleen Kutsu Upholstery Fabric.

**I was given free Marimekko product and no other compensation from Always Mod to complete this project. All opinions and raves are my own!**

Marimekko Fabric Laundry Tote

I love the bold, fun patterns of animals! It’s kinda funky, but fits in with my love for black and white decor!

For this project you only need:

1.5 yards of fabric

6 feet of rope

Sewing machine and shears

Step 1: Cut your fabric to size. Mine was 46 inches across and 35 inches tall. That is including seem allowances and removing the selvage.

Step 2: Fold your fabric right faces against each other. Mark with a pin 4″ from the top. Sew down that side to the bottom and across leaving a 1″ seam allowance.

Marimekko Fabric Laundry Tote

Step 3: Measure a diagonal line 4 inches from you bottom corners and sew across. Cut off the excess fabric.

Step 4: Create a clean top seam by folding the fabric down 1/2″ and sewing around.

Step 5: Create the pocket for your rope drawstring by folding down the top again and sewing around again leaving enough space to navigate your drawstring through.

Marimekko Fabric Laundry Tote

Step 6: Flip your bag right side out and guide your drawstring through the hole. This will probably be the most frustrating part.. The way I did it was to hook a safety pin through one end of my rope and push it halfway through with a BBQ skewer. Then, using the skewer with a hook on the end, I hooked the safety pin and pulled it through the other side! If I could’ve sewn the rope right into it, I would’ve! Give it a try if you can.

Now fill up your bag with towels, toys, laundry, whatever!

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Marimekko Fabric Laundry Tote

Do you love this fabric and project?! Stop by the blog Thursday to enter to win your own Marimekko fabric from Always Mod!


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Petite Modern Life

Petite Modern Life

I'm Karisa. I live just outside of Seattle with my husband Michael {Mr. G}, our two cats, Rue and Archimedes, and our new Australian Shepherd pup in crime, Moose. We are do-it-yourself enthusiasts. I'm the dreamer, he's the strategist, and teamed up we get it done. In January 2014 we purchased our first house! The many adventures of remodeling, decorating, and inevitable redecorating will be documented here. I was born and raised in the PNW & I love the PNW life. Mountains, lakes, rivers, ocean, trees, rain, and sun: every sight & season has its own flavor & tune. It inspires in me activity, coziness, and sprees of creativity. I'm rather obsessed with white paint, natural light, homemade pizza, and a glass of red wine.

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