Hey everyone, how’s it going? Hope you’re all doing well. I’m quite excited today to show you a recent sewing project of mine. As you may know, sewing is one of my more recent crafty uptakes and a while ago I showed you the pair of shorts I sewed as my first sewing project. Well, today I have my second major sewing project – a tote bag!
It came out quite well, if I do say so myself, and by quite well I mean that the bag has been used and it hasn’t fallen apart. Success!
Really, this project came about because I saw this fabric and absolutely fell in love with it. You guys know that grey is my favourite colour, right? Well, how pretty is this cotton fabric? I don’t know how you could say no to it and with the orange in the pattern and on the inside fabric, it reminds me of autumn.
To make this project, I just spent a lot of time watching various YouTube videos so there isn’t really one in particular that I can point you to.
I had to learn a lot of new things to make this though. I had to figure out how to make a lined bag and how to add a zip! The zip scared me a bit but it worked out. I also learned how to kinda square out the bottom of a bag to give it more structure – not that the bag has much structure because it is just made from cotton so it’s very floppy!
There’s a lot of things that didn’t go wonderfully. For example, I almost didn’t have enough fabric to make the handles! I had to sew smaller pieces together to make long enough strips and attaching the handles did not go neatly. Also, I have no idea what happened with the zip end…it does look a mess but at least it works.
So that’s my sewing project. I gave this bag to my mom so I’ll have to make another one for myself. Hopefully I’ll be able to improve on the zip and handle areas!