Make a Canvas Firewood Tote

Create the perfect tote to effortlessly carry your firewood with branches from your yard.

DIY Firewood Tote

Create your very own firewood tote—perfect for backyard fire pits and entertaining.

Gather Your Supplies

For this project, you will need: 1 1/4 yards of duck cloth / two 20 inch long sticks (approximately 1 inch in diameter) / scissors / sewing pins / sewing machine / thread / yardstick / marking pen.

Cut the Fabric

Fold the fabric in half (longest direction) and cut it to 23 inches wide.

Cut the Branches

Cut two matching branches to 20 inches in length.

Create the Handle

Fold the top of the fabric down approximately 3 inches—enough to accommodate the branch.

Trace First

With the ruler, find the center of the folded down top and draw a half oval shape approximately 8 inches long by 2 inches wide at the middle.

Openings at Both Ends

Repeat the last two steps on the other side of the tote and cut out the two half oval shapes as shown.

Stitch the Side

Open up the two tops to reveal the full ovals. Then, on the open side of the fabric, fold the two rough edges in to make a seam. 

Pin it in Place

Pin the entire length of the seam in place and then sew it together with a very narrow hem.

Sew the Oval

Next, sew around each oval to prevent fraying.

Return to the Half Oval

Once you have sewn around the oval, fold it in half again and create a folded seam as shown. Sew this straight across. Repeat this step on the other side of the tote.

Add the Handle

Sew one end of the handle slot shut and insert the branch. Sew the opposite end shut and repeat on the other end of the tote.

Trim Loose Threads

Trim off any loose threads and your firewood tote is ready to use.

Gather the Wood

Simply lay the tote open on the ground and fill it with logs.

Scoop it Up

Lift both handles to the middle and tote the wood to your fire.

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