Tote Bag

Hello!

I want to share how I created my own tote bag that I now use for everything including the markets, my work bag and my day to day bag! This tutorial is super easy and quick, perfect for an afternoon or weekend project.

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What you’ll need:

  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • scissors

What to do:

Draw up the pattern as pictured below. You can also change the measurements to suit your own style of tote.
Please note these drawings are not to scale.

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Lay out the pattern on your fabric. Ensure you fold your fabric in half and place the ‘fold’ section of the pattern on the fold of fabric, cut out pattern.

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Lay out your straps on your fabric and cut x 2. Zig zag stitch around the edges of all pieces.

Pin right sides together the edges of the bag and sew with a 1.5cm seam allowance.

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Open up the bottom corners, pin together and sew with a 1.5cm seam allowance

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Hem the top of the bag to create a neat finish

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Fold straps in half, pin together and sew with a 1cm seam allowance. I then trimmed the seam allowance. Use a safety pin to help turn the strap inside out.

Pin the straps onto the top hem where you would like them to sit. Sew them on the bag, I sewed along the hem stitch so it wasn’t noticeable.

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Trim away any excess thread and there you have it, the perfect tote that you won’t be able to live without!

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I went to a gorgeous sun flower farm near Kingscliff (Australia) and brought along my tote bag for when I brought locally grown vegetables and fruit for the week!

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I hope you have enjoyed the this tutorial and make your own! Don’t forget to tag #CamelliaDesigns so I can see your beautiful creations.

 

 

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