Am also featuring this on Wendy's Handmade Monday Blog
Preparation is everything when you are making anything, if you get everything together before you start, it makes your life so much easier, so you will need to gather up the following:
- Fabric for outer and lining
- Webbing (1.5" wide)
- Cutting equipment, shears, scissors, mat etc
- Sewing machine
- Iron and ironing board (your new best friend for any sewing project)
Your fabric - both outer and lining - heavy cotton
works really well
|Your cutting kit, including rotary cutters, mat, ruler, |
pinking shears and small scissors
|Remove the selvedge and cut the bag to size, for a |
medium bag, you need a outer and lining measuring
14"(width) x 28" (length) and for a larger bag
16" x 32"
|Fold the fabric in half (should measure 14" for the small |
and 16" for the large, with the printed sides together,
seam both sides with a seam allowance of 5/8"
|Measuring 5/8" sew across the seam as above. Do this for |
|Now trim off the triangle with your pinking shears - you |
have now made the base of your bag, so that it will sit
Now repeat these steps with your lining fabric to exactly
the same dimensions
|I then stitch a label on mine over the side seam|
Your bag is now ready to go!
So there you go, a tote bag, a maths lesson and you are
now ready to shop!