super cute tote bag

Welcome to the Easy tote bag tutorial, here you will find the measurements, links, video tutorial and materials to make this beautiful bag


Recommended Materials

  • Cotton
  • Rayon
  • Canvas
  • Denim

Rope, Cord, Ribbon

Interfacing suggestions – For more structure Lightweight to medium interfacing would be fine

For my bag i did not use interfacing for the actual bag.


Cut 2 Outer fabrics – 17″ x 17″

Cut 2 Lining fabrics – 17″ x 17″

Strap, to create strap in the tutorial cut 2 – 2″ x 40″

For a Classic Strap cuz 1 – 3″ x 40″

Rope -2 pieces 24″ in length

Tools I use

Iron – Oliso

Sewing machine – Brother

Ironing Board – Tutorial

Rotary Cutter – Olfa

lay the outer fabric right sides together as well as the lining, sew down 3 sides.

measure 4″ on the bottom corners of your bag *for further explanation refer to the Video tutorial

baste stitch your straps on, 4″ away from the side seams.

baste stitch into place to reduce shifting when assembling the bag

flip the outer fabric right sides out. place outer fabric into the lining so the right sides are together.

Sew all the way around leaving a 3″ gap, flip bag right sides out.

top stitch the top of the bag also sew up the hole you used for turning.

sew a seam 2″ away from the top of your bag all the way around.

sew a second seam 1″ away from the first

use your stitch ripper to pop the stitches between the rows of stitches

insert your rope on each side.

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