Make a Lined Tote Bag

Sew Me Wear Me
by Sew Me Wear Me
3 Materials
2 Hours

The Lined Tote Bag is a classic lined bag pattern, perfect for keeping your essentials in! Suitable for complete beginners.

You will need:

Step 1

Print out your A4 pattern pieces and stick them together. 

Step 2

Use pattern template to cut two pieces from main fabric and two pieces from lining fabric. If main fabric is lightweight, apply iron-on interfacing.

Step 3

Pin the two main fabric pieces right sides together (RST). Sew side seams and bottom seam using a 1cm seam allowance. Leave the corners unsewn.

Step 4

Pinch together the gaps to create the bottom of the bag. Sew across each side using a 1cm seam allowance. Press seams.

Step 5

Repeat for lining pieces.

Step 6

You should now have two pieces - one in main fabric and one in lining. Turn lining right side out and place inside the main fabric RST.

Step 7

Pin the straps in the gap between the main fabric and lining, each 10cm from the side seams. Be careful not to twist them.

Step 8

Sew a straight line around the top of the bag, using a 1cm seam allowance. Leave a gap of 10cm, making sure all the straps have been sewn in. You can use pins to remind you where to leave the gap.

Step 9

Turn the bag the right way out through the gap.

Step 10

Press the bag.

Enjoy your lovely new bag!

Suggested materials:
  • Pattern   (Etsy)
  • Fabric   (Etsy)
  • Webbing strap   (Etsy)

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