How to sew the zippered tote bag (ver.2)

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

zippered tote bag with crown pattern

Materials

Outer body fabrics, 22cm by 34cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included, attach interfacing)

outer fabrics

Inner body fabrics, 21.5cm by 33.5cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

Handles, 2.5cm by 28cm. 2 pieces.

handles

Facing fabrics, 5cm by 33.5cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

facing fabrics

28cm zipper.

zipper

Fold the both ends of zip tape, and sew.

zipper (wrong side)
zipper (right side)

How to fold zipper tape extensions. More info.

Facing fabric pattern is here.

facing fabric pattern

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

Install the zipper

1. Sew the edge with zig zag stitch.

zig zag stitch

2. Sew the facing fabric and zipper with right side together.

sew the facing fabric and zipper

3. Fold the facing fabric, and iron. Then stitch the edge.

stitch

4. Sew the other side of zipper, do the same way.

sew the other side of zipper do the same way

5. Fold the facing fabric in half with right side together, and sew the side seams.

fold the facing fabric in half
sew the side seams

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
inner bag

3. Cut the extra seam allowances.

cut the extra seam allowances

4. Insert the facing fabric into the inner bag. Then baste around.

baste

Make the tote

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. Iron, and stitch the edge of bag mouth.

stitch

5. Finishing iron. It’s done.

zippered tote bag

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the zippered tote bag (ver.2) – YouTube