Easy to make, you can make several versions to match your look. Very practical for taking the minimum you need, for shopping or even to go to work.
- 2 cloths of 50x50cm fabric for the exterior (the bag)
- 2 cloths of 50x50cm fabric for the interior (the lining)
- Strap of 120cm
Step 1 : cut the shapes
You have two pieces for the exterior and two for the lining.
If you want, have fun adding details: I made a pocket and placed a piece of lace on one of the sides for the exterior.
Step 2 : place the straps
Cut the piece of strap in half. Fold the strap as shown and pin it to the right side on one of the exterior side. The recommended distance between the straps is 13cm. Repeat the step on the other side.
Step 3 : assemble the sides
Place your sides right sides together and sew a seam along both sides and at the bottom of the bag.
Warning ! for the lining, leave an opening of 10cm at the bottom to be able to return it over.
Step 4 : Sew the gusset
Your bag & lining are still turned. Fold the angle and sew a seam on both layers. Only turn the bag over and push its corners out at the exterior.
Step 5 : assemble the bag and the lining
Slide the bag into the lining and pin the circumference. Sew a seam 1 cm from the edge.
Take the bag out through the 10cm opening left in the bottom of the lining. Close this opening with a seam and tuck the lining into the bag.
Watch this step : How to make the lining of your tote bag?
Your tote bag is ready !
See you soon,