As you all know, we love crafting totes and baskets for all sorts of things here at Lia Griffith. Gardening, even imaginary gardening, deserves nothing but the best when it comes to awesome accessories. This Felt Garden Tote is a great project for those anxious to fire up their sewing machines for a super-cute but straightforward craft. A cutting machine is optional here, but we highly recommend a sewing ruler, clips, and pins to keep everything neat and your stitches straight. When you’re ready to get started, look to the right at our full list of tools and materials. 

Taking time to help build onto your child’s imaginary world is vital to being a parent. It helps strengthen their creativity while helping them develop important cognitive skills like critical thinking and problem-solving. We love how well this Felt Garden Tote fits in with the season and how it can help teach gardening fundamentals to your kiddos when paired with our felt gardening collection. 

Our Felt Garden Tote is a simple design with a roomy interior and two pockets on the front. We kept our tote earthy and cool by sticking with a neutral cream as our main color, accented by eucalyptus green handles. To help tie in a fun gardening theme, we added a green and white HTV snail to the front. Like so many of our designs, the color combos are endless, as are the ways you can embellish them. Creating this tote in your child’s favorite color and using HTV to monogram or personalize the front is another great way to make this design your own. 

Once you’re finished, we’d love to see your spin on this charming Felt Garden Tote. Remember to tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia or upload your pictures to our crafters community. We love seeing all the ways you make the world a more creative place!

Tip: Sew slowly, tackling one straight side at a time. To give your bag a bit more structure (since felt colors can vary in thickness), use a firm fabric stabilizer inside before sewing the sides together.