Sew an Easy Tyvek Tote (Includes Free Pattern)!
In Threads #173 (June/July 2014), Linda Lee, owner of The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, offers innovative ways for sewing the unconventional material, Tyvek. Although Tyvek is more commonly known for its use in the homebuilding industry, it's easy to sew, comes in multiple forms, and can be embellished in a variety of ways. Below are instructions and a free pattern for making the lightweight tote featured in Linda's article "Tyvek in Fashion."
To get started, gather the following materials:
- 1/2 yard of "hard" Tyvek from MioCulture.com
- Size 75/11 universal sewing machine needle
- Polyester thread