How to sew the simple tote bag

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

simple tote bag

Materials

Outer body fabrics, 40.6cm by 46.6cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included, attach interfacing)

outer fabrics
attach interfacing

Inner body fabrics, 40.6cm by 46.6cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

For bottom patch, 21cm by 46.6cm. (Seam allowances are included)

bottom patch

Handles, 2.5cm by 126cm. 2 pieces.

handles

Make bag body (outer)

1. Sew the 2 fabrics with right side together, and press seam allowances open.

2 fabrics
sew the bottom
seam allowances open

2. Sew the outer fabric and handles together.

sew the outer fabric and handles together

3. Fold the edges of bottom patch (1cm), and sew the outer fabric together.

fold the edges
sew the outer fabric and bottom patch together

4. Fold the outer fabric in half with right side together, and sew the side seams.

sew the side seams

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

cut off extra cloth
make gusset
outer bag

Make bag body (inner)

Sew the inner bag, same way as the outer.

inner bag

Sew the outer and inner together

1. Insert the inner bag into the outer bag, with right side together. Then sew together. (Leaving 12~13cm open for turning.)

sew the bag mouth

2. Press seam allowances open, and turn inside out.

turn inside out

3. Do the ironing, and stitch the edge of bag mouth.

iron
stitch

4. Reinforce the base of handles with stitch, and iron. It’s done.

reinforce
iron
tote bag

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the simple tote bag – YouTube