Sewing instructions for a Tote Bag

I already shared some pics of my new tote bag on Instagram and Facebook  – now here are the sewing instructions. Have fun!


Iron the cloth and cut the paper pattern. The tote bag is 70x55cm, but you can of course vary the height.


Cut the cloth parts. Then sew the bag with a french seam -> this means that all the seams are sewn left on left (0,5cm inlay – except the handles though 🙂 – then sew right on right (1-1,5cm inlay).

Nähanleitung für eine Stofftasche

The handles become best if you sew them with a zigzag-stitch and then you just sew the
upper short edges together. Then all you need to do is to attach the bias binding. I made this by myself as well – but you can as well just buy the one you’d like.