How to sew the zippered tote bag (ver.3)

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

zippered tote bag with dinosaur pattern

Materials

Outer body fabrics, 22cm by 38cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included, attach interfacing)

outer fabrics

Inner body fabrics, 22cm by 38cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

Handles, 2.5cm by 28cm. 2 pieces.

handles

35cm zipper.

zipper

Fold the both ends of zip tape, and sew.

fold the zip tape and sew

How to fold zipper tape extensions. More info.

Make outer fabrics

1. Baste the outer fabric and handle together.

baste the outer fabric and handle

2. Other outer fabric, do the same way.

other outer fabric do the same way

Install the zipper

1. Sew the outer fabric and zipper with right side together.

sew the outer fabric and zipper

2. Then sew the outer and inner with right side together.

sew the outer and inner

3. Unseam the bastings.

unseam the bastings

4. Fold the outer fabric, and iron. Then stitch the edge.

iron
stitch

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

sew the other side of zipper do the same way

Make the tote

1. Lay the fabric with right side, and sew around. (Leaving 8cm open for turning.)

lay the fabric with right side
sew around

2. Cut off extra cloths, and press seam allowances open.

cut off extra cloths
press seam allowances open

3. Make gusset, and sew.

sew
gusset

4. Turn inside out, and sew the edge. It’s done.

turn inside out
sew the edge
zippered tote bag with dinosaur pattern

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the zippered tote bag (ver.3) – YouTube