DIY checkered tote bag

Today’s handcrafted goods is “tote bag with houndstooth check".

tote bag with houndstooth check

Materials

Outer body fabrics, 16cm by 34cm 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 34cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included, attach interfacing)

bottom patch fabrics

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

inner fabrics

Handles, 2.5cm by 29cm. 2 pieces.

handles

Make outer fabrics

1. Sew the outer fabric and bottom patch with right side together.

sew the outer 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.

place the handle
baste the fabric and handle

4. Other fabrics, do the same way.

other fabrics do the same way

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
press seam allowances open
sew the gusset

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

cut the extra seam allowances

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
sew the gussets

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

cut the extra seam allowances

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.

press seam allowances open
turn inside out

4. Iron and stitch the edge of bag mouth.

stitch

5. Finishing iron. It’s done.

checkered tote bag

Making movie is the following.

DIY checkered tote bag – YouTube