Monday, July 5, 2010

Make it monday #1

 Hey all! Welcome to Make It Monday!
Today's tutorial is based off a bag I've made to sell on etsy (you can check out the finished bag here for sale on etsy), but today I'll go through it step by step so you can make it yourself!
 Note: If sewing this by machine, when sewing the sides together to so with the right sides facing each other, & machine stich together. If sewing by hand, use a blanket stitch in a decrative thread colour (the same colour as your contrast colour) to sew them together (here's a handy video tutorial for it!). You may also want to hem the top of the bag (with an allowance of 1 cm - this means fold 1 cm of fabric over, pin, and sew together) before sewing the straps on.

Note: Again, either machine stitch or blanet stitch the straps along each edge of the strap to the bag.
Voila! You have your own handmade tote bag! Post pics of your own in the comments!
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Much love,


  1. Hey! That was a great tutorial! I will look into making one myself:) I was one of the people in the chat room on Etsy so I wanted to come over and follow your blog. Would love for you to visit mine:)

  2. Ohh this is a great tutorial! Thanks for posting it! x