Check Out This Mini Faux Fur Tote Bag

7 materials
$15
1 Hour
Easy

I am so obsessed with bags! I wanted to add a new tote bag to my collection since they are all the rage right now! Rather than go out and buy one for a pretty penny, I decided to DIY my own totally gorgeous, faux fur tote bag using an amazing zebra print fabric. This bag is so much fun and is completely functional as well. If you want to learn all the ins and outs of this incredible fashion DIY, my tutorial is definitely for you! Follow my simple and easy, step-by-step guide below, and get started on making your own faux fur tote bag.

Tools and materials:

  • Faux fur fabric
  • Lining fabric
  • Scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread
faux fur tote, Faux fur tote bag
Faux fur tote bag
Cut the fabric

To get started on this amazing tote bag, cut a 12-inch by 12-inch piece of fur fabric. I chose this gorgeous faux zebra print but feel free to choose any fabric design you want. 

faux fur tote, Cut out small squares
Cut out small squares


Next, cut a 1-inch by 1-inch square from the bottom corners of the fabric. 

faux fur tote, Use as a pattern
Use as a pattern


Use this piece as a pattern to cut out the second piece of fabric. 

faux fur tote, Pin the faux fur
Pin the faux fur
Sew the faux fur pieces


With the two pieces facing right sides together, pin them in place. Then sew the side and bottom seams together. 

faux fur tote, Mini faux fur tote
Mini faux fur tote
Create the lining

Repeat the same steps for your lining fabric. I chose to use black fabric for my lining but feel free to choose any color fabric you like. 

faux fur tote, Pin the corners
Pin the corners
Make the bag shape

Now that you have sewed both your outer fabric and your lining, match the corner pieces of the small cut out square, and pin them together. Do this on both sides of the lining and outer fabric pieces.

faux fur tote, Sew the corners
Sew the corners


Hop on over to your sewing machine and sew the corners of the two fabrics to create the perfect tote bag shape.

faux fur tote, Insert the fur
Insert the fur
Pin the faux fur and lining together

Turn the lining, the wrong side out, and have your outer fabric right side out. Insert the outer fabric in your lining.

faux fur tote, Mini faux fur tote bag
Mini faux fur tote bag


To make sure this bag has a professional finish, line up the side seams before you pin the two pieces together. 

faux fur tote, Cut fabric strips
Cut fabric strips
Attach straps

To create the perfect straps for this gorgeous bag, cut 2 strips of the faux fur fabric 2-inches by 10-inches. 

faux fur tote, Fold over the fabric
Fold over the fabric


Then fold the strips of fabric over, right sides together, and pin and sew. Once you have sewed, turn the fabric right side out. 

faux fur tote, DIY faux fur tote bag
DIY faux fur tote bag



To attach these straps, pin them between the faux fur and lining layers. Once the straps are pinned in place, sew them on and while you're at it, sew around the whole edge of the bag to attach the lining to the fur. 

faux fur tote, Seam rip the lining
Seam rip the lining
Turn the bag right side out

Next, seam rip a hole in the lining only. 

faux fur tote, Pull the bag through
Pull the bag through


Then pull the bag through the hole to turn the entire piece right side out. Make sure to topstitch the hole closed afterward! 

faux fur tote, Easy faux fur tote bag
Easy faux fur tote bag


This faux fur tote bag is everything! What faux fur fabric design would you choose for this piece? Let me know in the comments below! 

Suggested materials:

  • Faux fur fabric
  • Lining fabric
  • Scissors
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