DIY whale and denim tote bag

Today’s handcrafted goods is “whale and denim tote bag".

whale and denim tote bag

Materials

Outer body 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.

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

patch fabrics

Inner body fabrics, 21.5cm by 32.5cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner fabrics

Handles, 2.5cm by 27cm. 2 pieces.

handles

Make outer fabrics

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

sew the outer fabric and patch fabric

2. Press seam allowances to outer fabric side, and stitch.

press seam allowances to outer fabric 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

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.

whale and denim tote bag

Making movie is the following.

DIY whale and denim tote bag – YouTube