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, 17.5cm by 30cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

Drawstring fabrics, 18cm by 32cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

drawstring fabrics

Facing fabrics, 4.5cm by 30cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

facing fabrics

Handles, 2.5cm by 29cm. 2 pieces.

handles

2 cords. (75cm)

cords

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. Baste the outer fabric and handles together.

baste the outer fabric and handles

4. Cut the extra seam allowances (2.5cm).

cut the extra seam allowances

Make drawstring fabric

1. Lay the drawstring fabrics with right side, and sew the side seams. (Seam allowances, 2cm. Don’t sew 8cm from the top edge.)

sew the side seams

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

stitch the edges

3. Sew the crotch end.

sew the crotch end

4. Fold the fabric in three, and stitch.

fold in three
stitch

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 (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

3. Lay the facing fabrics with right side, and sew the side seams. Then press seam allowances open.

sew the side seams

4. Baste the drawstring fabric and facing with right side together.

baste the drawstring fabric and facing

5. Sew the inner and facing with right side together.

sew the inner and facing

6. Press seam allowances to facing side, and stitch.

stitch

7. Cut the extra seam allowances (2cm).

cut the extra seam allowances

Make the tote bag

1. Insert the inner bag into the outer bag, with right side together. Then sew around. (Leaving 7cm open for turning.)

sew around

2. Unseam the bastings.

unseam the bastings

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

turn inside out

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

stitch

5. Iron, and thread the cord through. It’s done.

thread the cord through

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the tote bag with drawstring – YouTube