Patchwork Tote Bag
For this Tote Bag project you will need:
1/4 yard each of 4-5 different material
2- 13 ½ inch pieces of material for lining
2- 2 ½ x 24 inch strips of material for straps
~To make a taller bag use 4 strips with 24- 4 ½ x 4 ½ inch
Cut your ¼ yard of material in 4 ½ x 4 ½ inch squares.
Arrange your different squares as you'd like them to be laid out.
Sew 6 squares together to make one strip by sewing one end to the
next, to the next, etc. Sew them with the right sides together. Make
3 strips of 6 squares. Once your 3 strips are done lay them out
again the way you'd like it.
Pin together Row 1 to Row 2, right sides together, matching squares
up. Sew together taking out pins as you go. Continue with Row 3. Now
you have a rectangle, fold in half right sides together. Measure, if
your rectangle is smaller than 13 inches, cut lining pieces to equal
size of outside bag. Sew side and bottom together of patchwork tote.
Use your presser foot guide to keep an even straight line.
To make lining, take 2 pieces of lining material and put them right
sides together. Sew along edges leaving top open. Leave inside out.
Turn the outside of the tote so that the right sides are facing out.
Insert bags into each other so wrong sides are together.
On the top edge turn 1/4 inch down and 1/4 inch again. Pin in place.
***We pinned our bag with the lining showing out, just for fun, or
you can fold it inside also.
Make straps by taking your 2 1/2 x 13 1/2 inch material and place
them right sides together. Sew along long edge. Turn inside out.
Attach handles to middle of front and back.
Pin in place and sew.
Patchwork tote bag
by Susan Hupkens (Netherlands)
Using all little squares of fabric (10x10cm), you can easily make
the nicest patchwork tote bag from any pattern available. My 7 year
old daughter made this bag and it is now already her favorite.
1-Sew together 3x4 squares (the front)
2- Sew together 5x4 squares (the back + closure)
3- Sew a long piece of fabric between the front & back (this is
the bottom & the sides)
4- Make the same bag from plain fabric (front of the size of 3x4sq,
back of size of 5x4sq and the sides/bottom).
5- Fit the bags into each other with the nice sides facing together
on the inside.
6- Sew the front top & around the closure. Leave the short sides
7- Turn the bag the right way through one of the two holes
8- Fit the "strap" in the two holes & sew it to the bag
9- If you like you can add buttons to the closure or just leave it
as it is.
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