How to sew the zippered tote bag (ver.4)

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

zippered tote bag with flower pattern

Materials

Outer body fabrics, 22cm by 35cm 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, 22cm by 35cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

Patch fabrics, 4cm by 35cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

patch fabrics

Handles, 2.5cm by 34cm. 2 pieces.

handles

32cm 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. Sew the outer fabric and handle together.

sew the outer fabric and handle

2. Fold and press the patch fabric. (1cm from the top edge.)

fold and press

3. Put a masking tape on outer fabric. (5cm from the top edge.)

put a masking tape on outer fabric

4. Place the patch fabric on the edge of masking tape with right side. Then sew.

sew

5. Fold the patch fabric, and iron. Then stitch the edges.

stitch

6. 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

How to attach a zipper. More info.

3. Fold the outer 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

Make the tote

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

lay the fabric
sew around

DIY zippered pouch and tote bag, tip and tricks.

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 hem
zippered tote bag with flower pattern

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the zippered tote bag (ver.4) – YouTube