Linen tote bag tutorial

16 Apr

 

 

You will need:

 

Cut the fabric into 4 identical-sized pieces measuring 54 x 25 cm (21,2″ x 9,8″). You will need 2 pieces for each outer and lining fabric. Cut two opposite corners open from each pieces. These cuts will form a bottom for the bag. Place fabrics right sides together,  sew the side seams and the bottom seam together leaving the corners open. After you have sewn the 2 pieces together, open unsewn corners and fold so that the side and bottom seams are aligned. Repeat for both pouches and turn them right sides up.

Place the inner bag inside the outer bag wrong sides together. Finish the top edge of the bag by sewing  over the edge. Then fold the edge to the inside by 1/4 inch and iron. Fold the edge again 3/4 of an inch, iron and pin in place. Stitch around the top edge of the bag. Picture shows the black pocket which can be sewn into place in this stage  or also before fitting the pieces together. Pocket is measuring 9 cm x 10,5 cm (3,5″ x 4,1″).

Now sew  the straps . You will need two straps of leather  measuring 4 cm x 63 cm ( 1,5” x 24,8”) and two linen straps measuring 6 cm x 63 cm ( 2,3″ x 24,8″). Begin by folding the linen fabric on the leather. You can use an iron to help. Pin in place and sew from the both edges. Measure the center of the bag, attach the straps as far away from each other and  sew them firmly on place.

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Just remember to link back to us: www.linenfabrics.co.uk/linen-aspirations

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