How to sew the tote bag with whale pattern

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

tote bag with whale pattern

Materials

Outer body fabrics, 31cm by 44cm 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, 30.5cm by 43.5cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

For bottom patch, 19cm by 44cm. (Seam allowances are included)

fabric for bottom patch

Handles, 2.5cm by 48cm. 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. Fold the edges of bottom patch (1cm), and sew the outer fabric together.

fold the bottom patch
sew the outer and patch

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

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

fold the outerc in half
sew the side seams

4. 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

5. Baste the outer fabric and handles together.

baste the outer and handles
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 11cm open for turning.)

sew around

2. Unseam the bastings.

bastings
unseam

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

turn inside out

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

iron
stitch

5. Finishing iron. It’s done.

tote bag with whale pattern

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the tote bag with whale pattern – YouTube