DIY Hickory tote bag

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

Hickory tote bag

Materials

Outer body fabrics, 42cm by 53cm 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, 41.5cm by 52.5cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

For bottom patch, 20cm by 53cm. (Seam allowances are included)

bottom patch

Handles, 2.5cm by 110cm. 2 pieces.

handles

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 and handle

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

fold the bottom patch
sew the outer and bottom patch

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.

fold the outer in half
sew the side seams

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

cut off extra cloth
press seam allowances open
make gusset
sew the gusset
outer bag

Make bag body (inner)

1. Lay the inner fabrics with right side, and sew the side and bottom.

sew the side and bottom

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

cut off extra cloth
make gussets
sew the gussets
inner bag

Sew the outer and inner together

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

sew around

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

turn inside out

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

stitch

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

reinforce
Hickory tote bag

Making movie is the following.

DIY Hickory tote bag – YouTube