How to sew the tote bag with zipper

Today’s handcrafted goods is “tote bag with zipper".

tote bag with zipper

Materials

Outer body fabrics, 30cm 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.

For bottom patches, 14.5cm by 35cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included, attach interfacing)

bottom patches
attach interfacing

Handles, 2.5cm by 50cm. 2 pieces.

handles

Inner body fabrics, 35cm by 42.5cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

31.5cm nylon coil zipper.

nylon coil zipper

Sew the outer fabrics and bottom patches together

Sew the outer body fabrics and bottom patches with right side together. Then press seam allowances open, and stitch.

sew the outer and bottom patches
press seam allowances open
stitch

Attach the handles and zipper

1. Sew the outer fabrics and handles together.

place the handle
sew the outer fabrics and handles together

2. Sew the outer fabric and zipper with right side together.

sew the outer and zipper

3. Then sew the outer and inner with right side together.

Nylon coil zipper, unlike metal zipper, are thin and soft. Making it easy to adjust their length.

4. Sew the other fabrics, do the same way.

sew the outer and zipper
sew the outer and inner

5. Iron the edge of bag mouth, and stitch.

stitch

Make the bag, and finish

1. Lay the fabric with right side, and sew around. (Leaving 10cm open for turning.)

lay the fabric
sew around

DIY zippered pouch and tote bag, tip and tricks.

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

make gusset
cut off extra cloth
sew the gusset

3. Turn inside out, and sew the edge. It’s done.

turn inside out
sew the edge
zippered tote bag

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the tote bag with zipper – YouTube