It’s Wednesday, so that means a new video! Today’s video is a tutorial on how to sew an easy tote bag! I wanted to make this project easy as well as stylish so I made so the straps continue all the way to the bottom of the bag. I picked this dark denim and white cotton webbing for a high contrast look, but this would look fab with a fun canvas print! If you make a project, please tag me on social! I LOVE to see what YOU make!
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-20 x 32 piece of sturdy fabric
-3 yards of 1 inch wide cotton webbing
-coordinating thread for bag fabric and strap fabric
Hem top of bag on both sides, iron down 1/2 inch and then again 3/4 of an inch.
Pin in place
Sew down with coordinating thread
Place bag right side out
Place a pin at the center of the webbing and place that at the bottom of the bag.
Arrange straps and pin as shown in the video.
Sew the straps in place removing pins as you go
Place the bag right sides together and line up handles.
Pin sides of the bag and sew at 5/8 seam allowance.
Finish seams however you like, zig zag stitch, pinking shears or serger.
Optional: Box out bottom of the bag slightly
Make a chalk mark on the bottom of the bag. Line up chalk mark and side seam.
Measure down 1 inch and make a small mark.
Measure side to side 2 inches and make a 2 inch mark perpendicular to the original chalk mark made along the bottom of the bag.
Sew along the 2 inch chalk line back stitching on both ends. Finish this small seam as desired.
Fray check raw ends of webbing.
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Here is the video tutorial! Have fun!