How to sew the little tote with bee motif

Today’s handcrafted goods is “bee motif tote bag".

bee motif tote bag

Materials

Outer body fabrics, 20cm by 26.5cm 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, 20cm by 26.5cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

For patches, 4cm by 26.5cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

patches

Handles, 2.5cm by 32cm. 2 pieces.

handles

24.8cm nylon coil zipper.

nylon coil zipper

Make outer body

1. Fold and press the edges of patch fabrics (1cm).

fold the patch
crease

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

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

sew the patch and outer

3. Then sew the outer fabric and handle together.

center of the outer
sew the outer and handle together

4. Fold the patch, and stitch the edges.

fold the patch
stitch

5. Reinforce the base of handle with stitch.

reinforce
outer fabrics

Attach the zipper

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

sew the outer and zipper

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

sew the outer and inner

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

stitch

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

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

Make the bag, and finish

1. Lay the fabric with right side, and sew around. (Leaving 8cm open for turning.)

sew around

DIY zippered pouch tip and tricks.

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

cut off extra cloth
make gusset
sew the gusset

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

turn inside out
sew the edge
bee motif tote bag

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the little tote with bee motif – YouTube