How to sew the zippered tote bag with wave and plovers

Today’s handcrafted goods is “zippered tote bag with wave and plovers".

zippered tote bag with wave and plovers

Materials

Outer main fabrics, 16cm by 33cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included, attach interfacing)

outer fabrics
attach interfacing

Fusible interfacing gives fabric firmness, and keeps shape of tote bag.

Bottom patch fabrics, 8cm by 33cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included, attach interfacing)

bottom patch fabrics

Inner body fabrics, 22cm by 33cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

Handles, 2.5cm by 29cm. 2 pieces.

handles

30cm 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 main fabric and bottom patch with right side together.

sew the main fabric and bottom patch

2. Press seam allowances to bottom side, and stitch.

press seam allowances to bottom side
stitch

3. Baste the fabric and handle together.

baste the fabric and handle

4. Other fabrics, do the same way.

other fabrics 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. 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. (Be careful about thickness of the cloth.)

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 edge
zippered tote bag with wave and plovers

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the zippered tote bag with wave and plovers – YouTube