Monday, May 13, 2013

Boys Lined Tote Bag with Tutorial

As promised, today I'm going to show you the tote bag I made for my son.

He picked out stripes with blue on the bottom, a green polka-dot interior, and green ribbon handles.

Want to make your own?  Here's what you'll need:
In case you didn't know . . .
The side of your fabric with the print is known at the "right side".  
The back side of your fabric is known as the "wrong side". 

For the exterior: Pin the striped pieces to each 8" side of the blue fabric and sew a quarter inch seam.
For the lining: Fold in half, right sides together, pin and sew a quarter inch seam up sides.  Leave top open.

Once you've sewn your exterior pieces together you'll have one long piece that looks like this.  Press seams flat with an iron.

Now fold your fabric in half, right sides together, pin and sew up sides at a quarter inch.  Leave top open.

Now press the seams open for you bag and bag lining.  This will help it to lay better. Fold the top edge over a 1/2 inch and press.  

Turn your bag right side out and place your lining inside.  Insert 1/2 inch of the ribbon handles between the bag and lining, match edges and pin around bag.  Sew around bag opening to secure lining and handles at 1/8 inch.

Now you're all done!  See how easy that is!

Enjoy your new tote bag!

See the bag I made for my daughter here.


  1. Super cute project!Thanks for sharing tutorial!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  2. Super cute!! Love this!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.

    Hugs, Cathy