If you use a wood stove or fireplace to heat your home in the winter, a firewood tote is essential. For us, we have wood stacked on the porch, the back of the house, and the wood shed.
That means that throughout the season we need to move firewood around on a regular basis to keep the bins on the porch and inside the house full. A job that can be made tricky by piling snow. But a good firewood tote can ease the (back) pain of this chore so I decided to whip one up this weekend.
The project is super simple. It requires only basic sewing skills and just a few supplies:
DIY Firewood Tote Supplies:
3/4 yard of heavy canvas
3/4 yard of flannel
2 dowels or sticks 1” diameter by 25” long
DIY Firewood Tote Instructions:
Cut out your canvas and flannel to 20” x40”. From the center of each end, on the 20” sides cut out a rectangle measuring 6” x 8”.
Place fabrics right sides together. Using a ½” seam allowance sew along the 40” sides to create a tube and then sew around your cut out leaving the ends open.
Clip the corners of your cutouts at an angle up to the seam. This will help to create clean corners when the project is turned right side out. Next, turn the piece right side out by pulling through the opening on one of the short sides.
With the project turned right side out, topstitch ¼ inch from the edges all the way around.
Fold the top of your handle section over so that it is almost even with your topstitching. Fold the raw edge under and pin it in place. Your handles will insert here. Make sure to double-stitch this seam for strength and backstitch at both ends. Then, slide in your dowels or sticks to create handles!
Keep the Home Fires Burning
And, that's all there is to it. The project took me less than an hour from start to finish and it has really simplified the wood-hauling chores! I think I'll be stitching up a batch of them for Christmas gifting this season. How about you?? If you decide to make yourself one of these tell us all about it in the comments below, and as always, until next time: