Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The One Hour Tote Bag Tutorial
What you will need:
Fashion fabric (what everyone will see)
Cutting tools (scissors or rotary cutter)
Fabric marker or pencil
Start by cutting your outside fabric in a rectangle 29" x 17"
Cut the same for the lining.
At the bottom of your bag you will make a 45 degree fold which places the seam in the middle. Right sides are still together. This makes a pleat, which forms the bottom of your bag.
Pin handles in place. Find the center of the bag and place them evenly apart. Mine are 4 inches apart.
Now you are going to pin your outside fabric to your lining, making sure they are right sides together. The handles will go between the fabric and lining.
Make sure you leave an opening for turning your bag right side out. I place two pins at the points I want to start and stop at, so I don't sew a complete circle and have to go back and pick out stitches. The opening here is about 3".