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Nice 'n' Simple
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Sew a tote bag in a few nice and easy steps.



Instructions

  • How to make a tote bag. Tote Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    If there are any creases of wrinkles in your fabric it's a good idea to iron it out before you start. Draw out the outline of your tote bag on your fabric. This should be a rectangle around 15" by 10". Cut this out.

  • How to make a tote bag. Tote Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold over about an inch at each of the smaller ends of the rectangle and pin this down.

  • How to make a tote bag. Tote Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew along the edges using a sewing machine removing the pins as you go.

  • How to make a tote bag. Tote Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Lay the material on the floor and fold it in half. Pin along the long edges of the rectangle catching both sides.

  • How to make a tote bag. Tote Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew along these edges with a sewing machine.

  • How to make a tote bag. Tote Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the bag inside out.

  • How to make a tote bag. Tote Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Draw out two more rectangles this time about 30" by 4". These will be the straps and cut them out.

  • How to make a tote bag. Tote Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold them in half and pin along the edges.

  • How to make a tote bag. Tote Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sew along the straps and fold them inside out.

  • How to make a tote bag. Tote Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pin the straps on to the bag. Sew them in place using a needle and thread and you're done. See <a href="/projects/fabric_printing/">Fabric Printing</a> for instructions on printing.

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Susan
Susan · Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
great project! i tried it this afternoon and even though it was the first sewing project i attempted by myself, it came out pretty good! thanks for sharing!
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EbonyMae.
EbonyMae. · Kingswinford, England, GB · 2 projects
i love this idea it's really cool
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1369 projects
What do you mean by print? Like print out on to paper?
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Kate

How can I print this? I love the projects, but I cant figure out how to print. Thnaks!
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