How to sew the shopping tote bag

Today’s handcrafted goods is “shopping tote bag".



Materials are the tote body, and handles.


Body fabric, 112cm by 40cm. (Seam allowances are included.)

Body fabric

For handles, 56cm by 14cm are 2. (Seam allowances are included.)


Make handles

Fold the fabrics in four, and sew the edge.

Fit handles

Fold the bag mouth in three (2cm wide).

When folding in three, it is recommended to use an sewing ruler for iron. The folds are neat and the finish is nicely.

Then sew the body and handles together.

Make the body

Fold the body fabric in half with right side together. Then fold the 7cm gusset from the bottom.

Sew the side seam, and sew the edge with zig zag stitch.

Get handles up and finish

Turn the body fabric inside out. Get the handles up and sew the edge of bag mouth.

It’s done.

tote bag

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the shopping tote bag – YouTube