make an all-in-one gift and tote bag
Make a gift or handbag!
Make a tote bag and then use a homemade snack, perfume or other item as a special gift, which is a double gift for you.
Also, the pleasure of designing and making a tote bag suitable for your own use is a double reason to start planning this project today!
Following this tutorial, you can make reusable shopping bags and gift bags.
Think outside the box when you plan to make a gift or handbag item. This center explains how I made my bag, but the purpose of my posting this is to show you how to use it as a gift bag.
Keep in mind that you can piece together the fabric and make your own exclusive, multi
Special package of any size.
Think carefully about the patterns and solids you have on hand, as well as the colors and textures.
Decide what size you want to do or maybe what can be done is a better wording as the amount of fabric you have left will help you determine the size of the bag.
Then go to work according to the basic instructions below.
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Don\'t you think it\'s all a good way to be happy in a gift and handbag?
Let\'s start a gift bag and/or handbag project!
As I mentioned, the amount of fabric scrap you have determines the size of the bag you can make.
Choose your fabric and put them together to make a rectangle.
The rectangle shown in the photo is 12 \"by 22 \".
You need to cut one of the rectangles from the shell fabric of the bag, and cut a rectangle from the bag lining fabric of your choice.
I didn\'t piece together my lining fabric, but it would be nice to do so.
The handle of my bag was cut off at 2 \"14.
I used shell fabric and lining fabric to make these, but the handle can be made in various ways.
I hope it will be helpful to have subtitles for these photos.
These are sewn together with 1/4 seams on the right side and the ends are open.
Pass one end through, then flatten the seam, place the seam in the middle, and press the folded edge on each side.
I folded the handles in half at the center, fixed them at 3 \"from the end, and the remaining 3\" remained open.
Sewing the length between the pins several times gives the handle a fuller sense of quilting and look.
I put my hand aside at this point.
In order to make layered pockets for my bag, I first pieced together the contrasting fabric and made a rectangle of 6 \"by 8\" as shown in Figure.
Next, I cut a piece of green fabric into a rectangle of 4 \"by 10\", then fold this rectangle in half, put it together on the right side and sew a 1/4 seam on each side.
After turning and carefully pressing the seam immediately, I put the green pocket on top.
I centered it and aligned the bottom edge, fixed it on the larger pocket, sewn the side of the green pocket to the larger pocket-see Photo B.
I cut a white lining of the same size as a large pocket, sewed it to the right side of the large pocket with a 1/4 seam, leaving an opening at the bottom so that the unit of the layered pocket can be turned.
After turning and pressing the unit, I\'m at the top-
As shown in Figure C, the top edge is stitched.
From the top of the bag liner about 2 \"position the layered pocket, I place it back, fix it, and sew a 12\" seam at the bottom.
Fold the pocket and I press the seam in place.
Photo D is a folded layered pocket unit, fixed in place, ready to sew on one side, bottom and the other.
You may want to design other pocket shapes and/or make something more or less than I have chosen for this bag.
The next step is to fold the patchwork rectangle of the shell in half, fold the right side together, and stitch the side seam.
Then I sew a triangle in each corner, starting at the bottom of the bag.
Flatten the bottom of the bag to the side seam, fold up from that point about 1/2, and mark it at equal distance for sewing.
Please see photos E, F, G, H and I to give you a better idea of the process.
After repeating the same process of stitching side seams and triangles, the lining is ready to be inserted into the shell.
By turning the triangular corners of the shell and aligning each side, I can use a quilting needle called \"trench seam\" to fix the corners on the side seam.
The other option is to trim the triangle at 1/4 \"and finish cutting the edges, but I like the open corners to give the material to the bag, especially when I make a tote bag with light fabric.
Fix the end of the handle at 2 1/2 \"from the side seam of the shell, make sure the handle is not distorted, I stitch the handle in place along the top edge.
I hid my handle inside and slid the lining into the shell along with the right side.
Matching the side seam of the shell and lining, the top edge is nailed to the opening marked 3 1/2 on one side.
Starting with the first mark, sewing to the second mark, I sew it on my handle with my back, giving them extra strength.
Then I gently pull out the lining and handle from the opening and be careful not to over stretch the cut fabric at the opening.
The open edge was carefully folded inside and I carefully pressed the top of the bag and nailed it to it for stitching.
Once it is sewn on, the bag looks crisp and finished.
This handbag only needs flowers.
I chose to make my fabric using some of the same fabrics that I pieced together, but could use completely different colors and patterns.
I hope my second granddaughter has long enjoyed carrying something like her little girl in this gift bag.
Six tips to keep in mind when making a gift/tote item: all sizes are approximate.
For additional strength, the back nails go through all the seams of the other seams, as well as the seams that go through the edge of the layered fabric.
Stitch seams on top of patchwork fabric.
Use seam sealing products like FrayCheck to strengthen the pressure points that usually cause bag wear.
Be sure to follow the instructions of the manufacturer.
The link below has information about making various fabric flowers, handles, pockets and other details.
Search online for ways to decorate your bag.
The sturdy fabric is best suited for reusable shopping bags.
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