I’m back again with another DIY post.
This time I am sharing how to make your very own tote bag.
Use this tote as a purse, reusable grocery bag, or maybe even for a cute Halloween bag for all that candy!
Here are the steps I took to make this cute bag:
-Four pieces of 15″x17″ fabric for body and liner of bag
-Four pieces of 2″x24″ fabric for straps
-Small scrap of fabric for patch
-Small scrap of facing for patch
Cut four pieces of fabric 15″x17″
(Two pieces for body and two pieces for lining)
Next, pin around the two long sides and one short side and stitch.
First, iron facing to back of scrap for patch.
Next, trace or draw on heart then cut it out.
Pin and stitch patch onto just the FRONT of the body of the bag.
The body pieces should already be sewn together so, only stitch the patch to one pieces of the body.
(Make sure it is CENTERED)
After cutting four 2″x24″ pieces for straps, pin and stitch with RIGHT faces together.
Next, flip right sides out and top stitch along the long sides.
This was a little hard to make it make sense in the photos so let’s see if I can explain it better.
First, place bag body INSIDE liner with RIGHT faces together.
Next, pin straps in place BETWEEN liner and body.
(You’ll want to make sure straps are in the exact same spots on both sides–I measured in 3″ and pinned there)
After leaving about a 4″ section unpinned and the rest pinned all the way around the top, top stitch all but 4″ unpinned section.
Finally, flip right side out and top stitch all around top folding in and lining up 4″ section so it looks the same as the already stitch part.
Enjoy your new tote!
(I ironed mine to make all the seams nice and crisp!)
What do you guys think? Was that easy enough to follow?
I LOVE this little project and hope you guys do to!
*Wanna win a fabric stash of your very own and try this project yourself?
Just leave a comment with a DIY project idea you’d like for me to try in a couple weeks and I will choose a winner tomorrow!*