How To Make a Weekend Tote Bag

By JOANN

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ITEM # 22017376P96

How To Make a Weekend Tote Bag

By JOANN

ITEM # 22017376P96
Print Description

Crafting Time:
3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
Intermediate

DESCRIPTION +

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • 1 yd – plaid flannel
  • 1 yd – black duck canvas
  • 1 yd – heavyweight fusable interfacing
  • 1 – 22" zipper
  • 3 yds – webbing
  • 2 – 1" D-rings
  • 1 – Belt strap
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Pattern

DIRECTIONS:
  1. To print the pattern, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
  2. Cut 2 – 10 1/2" x 19" from plaid (top of front and back)
  3. Cut 2 – 5 1/2" x 19" from duck (bottom of front and back)
  4. Cut 1 – pattern from duck for lining
  5. Cut 2 – 4” x 23” from plaid and duck for lining
  6. Cut 2 – 7” x 26 1/2” from duck for gusset
  7. Fold under 1/2” on long side of 2 - 4” x 23” strip of plaid
  8. Place along the side of zipper and stitch.
  9. Cut 2 – 2” square from duck.
  10. Sew 1/2” seam, turn and press
  11. Slip this tab through the D ring and stitch close to ring.
  12. Sew to both ends of duck gusset.
  13. Sew the zipper strip to the 7” x 26 1/2” plaid gusset strip.
  14. Sew the 10 1/2” x 19” plaid front top to the 5 1/2” x 19” plaid bottom.
  15. Piece the back of bag as for front.
  16. Trace and cut out front and back according to pattern from pieced front and back.
  17. Trace and cut out interfacing from pattern and iron to front and back of bag.
  18. Cut webbing in half.
  19. Find center of bag front and mark 5” on both sides and pin.
  20. Pin the ends of the webbing to bottom of bag at pin marks.
  21. Stitch webbing starting at bottom and stop at 1 1/2” from top.
  22. Pin and sew gusset and zipper section to front and back.
  23. Box the corners of bag by folding the bottom seam to side seam.
  24. Place a mark where the fabric is 4” and stitch across.
  25. Turn and press.
  26. Sew the lining pieces together as main bag.
  27. Insert lining into bag with wrong sides together.
  28. Pin and sew lining to bag.

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
DIRECTIONS:
  1. To print the pattern, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
  2. Cut 2 – 10 1/2" x 19" from plaid (top of front and back)
  3. Cut 2 – 5 1/2" x 19" from duck (bottom of front and back)
  4. Cut 1 – pattern from duck for lining
  5. Cut 2 – 4” x 23” from plaid and duck for lining
  6. Cut 2 – 7” x 26 1/2” from duck for gusset
  7. Fold under 1/2” on long side of 2 - 4” x 23” strip of plaid
  8. Place along the side of zipper and stitch.
  9. Cut 2 – 2” square from duck.
  10. Sew 1/2” seam, turn and press
  11. Slip this tab through the D ring and stitch close to ring.
  12. Sew to both ends of duck gusset.
  13. Sew the zipper strip to the 7” x 26 1/2” plaid gusset strip.
  14. Sew the 10 1/2” x 19” plaid front top to the 5 1/2” x 19” plaid bottom.
  15. Piece the back of bag as for front.
  16. Trace and cut out front and back according to pattern from pieced front and back.
  17. Trace and cut out interfacing from pattern and iron to front and back of bag.
  18. Cut webbing in half.
  19. Find center of bag front and mark 5” on both sides and pin.
  20. Pin the ends of the webbing to bottom of bag at pin marks.
  21. Stitch webbing starting at bottom and stop at 1 1/2” from top.
  22. Pin and sew gusset and zipper section to front and back.
  23. Box the corners of bag by folding the bottom seam to side seam.
  24. Place a mark where the fabric is 4” and stitch across.
  25. Turn and press.
  26. Sew the lining pieces together as main bag.
  27. Insert lining into bag with wrong sides together.
  28. Pin and sew lining to bag.