How to Sew a Beach Bum Tote Bag
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How to Sew a Beach Bum Tote Bag

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Here's another super easy project by sewing expert Miss Libby Rose. Follow the tutorial below to help you create this handy tote bag that'd work well for both shopping, or lazy beach days!

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How to make

Step 1

Download and cut out pattern and fabrics, keeping the off cuts.

Step 2

Create patch pockets or appliqué and apply this now!

Step 3

Place the 2 x lining fabrics together and the 2 x outer fabrics together with right sides together.

Step 4

Sew around the 3 x box (straight lines) leaving the small corners open on both pieces, so you have separate bags.

Beach bum tote bag

Step 5

Create the base of the bag by opening up the bottom squares like a crisp packet, and line the seams up in a triangular type of shape.

Sew along this line three times. Leave the one open – this will be the lining

Step 6

Turn one of the bags through to the right way (either one, it doesn’t matter) and place inside the other one so you now have the 2 x bags with right sides together.

Beach bum tote bag

Step 7

Line up all the curves at the top of the bags and pin together. Line up the side seams.

Beach bum tote bag

Step 8

Sew around the curves, sewing the bag together. Ensure you leave the very top straight lines open.

Beach bum tote bag

Step 9

Notch the curves and turn the whole bag through using the corner that was left open in step 5.

Beach bum tote bag

Step 9

Slide the bag inside each other and press flat and turn the tops inside each other.

Step 10

Turn the tops inside each other.

Beach bum tote bag

Step 11

Pop button and button holes on the straps!

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