DIY Waxed Canvas Tote Bag - easy sewing project - use upcycled belts for handles

This waxed canvas bag is great for toting all your junk, I mean awesome stuff around. It is also a great beginner sewing project. The fabric I'm using in the tutorial is the canvas that I dyed with onions skins, and you can check it out here:

Waxing canvas to make it waterproof or life proof is easy if you are patient. I have more tutorials here for waxing if you still have questions:

I used upcycled belts for handles on this bag, but you can use anything you'd like. If you have extra fabric or webbing, like what cloth belts are made of, you can use that to make your handles as well. 

18" x 40" piece of canvas - you can really make it any size you want, but if you are just starting out with sewing, use this measurement
2 belts cut to 19" - again it's dealers choice, but this is what I used
Lipstick chalk
Clear ruler
Seam gauge
Craft knife
Sewing needle
4 parts carnauba wax
1 part beeswax
Melter for wax - however you melt the wax, it will be wax forever.
Pastry brush
Scrap fabric/towel
Sewing machine/thread

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Music composed for Break + Remake by Janet Overfield