How to sew the tote bag with stripe pattern

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

striped tote bag


Outer body fabrics, 21cm by 35cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included, attach interfacing)

outer fabrics
attach interfacing

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

Inner body fabrics, 20.5cm by 34.5cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

For bottom patch, 18cm by 35cm. (Seam allowances are included)

bottom patch

Handles, 2.5cm by 64cm. 2 pieces.


Make bag body (outer)

1. Lay the outer fabrics with right side, and sew the bottom. Then press seam allowances open.

sew the bottom
press seam allowances open

2. Sew the outer fabric and handles together.

place the handle
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 and patch together

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

4. Fold the outer fabric in half with right side together, and sew the side seams. (Don’t sew 4cm from the bottom.)

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.

sew the bottom and side
make gusset
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 7cm open for turning.)

sew the outer and inner together

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

turn inside out

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


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

striped tote

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the tote bag with stripe pattern – YouTube