How to sew a tote bag | How About Orange

June 21, 2011

How to sew a tote bag

Here are four sewing tutorials for bags, ranging from easy to "I'm sorry, what?" Take your pick based on your level of ambition:

Six-pocket bag at Better Homes and Gardens
Easy tote bags from Needle and Spatula
The Weekender from Weekend Designer
Cloudy Day appliqu├ęd tote at Craft Snob

22 comments:

Grandma G said...

I'll take an easy one, please... after those last two you made me do! Oh, wait... I'm not done with that last one yet! ;(

Sewer/Mum

Anna said...

hehe, i love that range of difficulty. :)

Ruby said...

Thanks for the links! I wish I could make the hard one....

I have a cute tute for a fold up version of the easy tote here: http://zaaberry.blogspot.com/2011/05/tote-tutorial-totorial.html

Jess said...

Ruby, that's lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany said...

ugh.. the weekender is gorgeous, but it looks like it would berate me and call me profane names

Jess said...

I believe it would. And you would do the same to it.

Sharon said...

yay, I love good sewing tutorials.

ohangelina said...

awesome!

Elke said...

I checked out Ruby's blog- that looks like a good level for me- Thanks Ruby!

Suzanne Cranston said...

love...love ! Your description of sewing levels for these bags. I will lean toward the easy. Thank You!

JLR Designs said...

I have been looking for a good weekender bag to make. Maybe I'll be brave enough to give this one a try. Thanks!

Kate S. said...

Thanks so much for including my tutorial in your roundup!

Notcathy said...

That was great.. I want to try the easy one not the hard one.. :)

Khris said...

If you are interested, I have a easy to make but versatile tote bag tutorial on my blog and "yes' its "orange" :-)

Hugs Khris

http://sewprimkhris.blogspot.com/2010/04/tote-bag-tutorialfree-pdf-pattern.html

lyndsaylamb said...

Thanks for the info. Love the ideas.

haus said...

I made the six-pocket bag -- it's adorable, but wee. My 3 yr old uses it for random toys. If I ever make another one, I'm going to size up the pattern.

HMMills said...

Ooooh I like the weekender". Thanks

Sara said...

Thank you for sharing!

hello. said...

i'm digging the weekender! i definitely want to take a stab at it!

Kath said...

I'm lovin' the six pocket tote, but think I'd better start with the easy tote. By the way, I love the way the handles are so easily done on this design. Thanks for the pointer!

Anna said...

I was planning to put my XMas gifts this year in tote bags instead of wrapping them. This is a lifesaver. Thanks.

Designer Totebags said...

cool idea so adorable :) Thanks for sharing.

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