How to sew the tote bag with drawstring

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

tote bag with drawstring

Materials

Outer body fabrics, 20cm by 30cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included, attach interfacing)

outer fabrics

Inner body fabrics, 20cm by 30cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

Drawstring fabrics, 19cm by 32cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

drawstring fabrics

Handles, 2.5cm by 27cm. 2 pieces.

handles

2 cords. (75cm)

cords

Make drawstring fabric

1. Lay the drawstring fabrics with right side, and sew the side seams. (Seam allowances, 2cm. Don’t sew 9cm from the top edge.)

sew the side seams

2. Press seam allowances open, and fold in three. Then stitch the edges. (Top stitched seam)

fold and stitch

3. Sew the crotch end.

sew

4. Fold the pocket fabric in three, and sew.

fold in three
sew

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

Make bag body (outer)

1. Lay the outer 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 gusset, and sew.

cut off extra cloth
sew the gusset
outer bag

3. Sew the outer fabric and handles together.

sew the outer and handles

4. Cut the extra seam allowances.

cut the extra seam allowances

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
sew the gussets

3. Cut the extra seam allowances.

cut the extra seam allowances

Sew the outer, inner, and drawstring together

1. Insert the inner bag into the outer bag, with right side out.

insert the inner bag into the outer bag

2. Sew the bag body and drawstring fabric with right side together.

sew the bag body and drawstring fabric

3. Stitch the edge of bag mouth. Thread the cord through, it’s done.

stitch the edge
thread the cord through
tote bag with drawstring

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the tote bag with drawstring – YouTube