How to sew the kids tote bag

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

kids tote bag


Outer bag fabrics, 43cm by 34.5cm. 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included. attach interfacing)

outer fabrics
attach interfacing

Fusible interfacing gives fabric firmness, and keeps shape of tote bag.

Bag lining fabric, 43cm by 68.2cm. (Seam allowances are included)

lining fabric

Handles, 2.5cm by 39cm. 2 pieces.


Make bag body (outer)

Lay the outer fabrics with right side. Sew the side and bottom. (Don’t sew the corners.)

sew the side and bottom

Cut off extra cloth,…

cut off extra cloth

and press seam allowances open.

press seam allowances open

Then make gusset, and sew.

make gusset
sew the gusset
outer bag

Make bag body (inner)

Fold the inner fabric in half with right side together, and sew the side seams. (Don’t sew 2.5cm from the bottom.)

fold the inner fabric
sew the side seams

Cut off extra cloth, and press seam allowances open. Then make gusset, and sew.

cut off extra cloth
sew the gusset
inner bag

Fit handles, and finish

Sew the outer body and handles together.

fit handles

Insert the inner bag into the outer bag, with right side together. Then sew together. (Leaving 8cm open for turning.)

insert the inner bag

Turn inside out, and iron.

turn inside out

Then stitch the edge of bag mouth. It’s done.

stitch the edge
kids tote bag

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the kids tote bag – YouTube