No matter who you are, you can always think of a reason to make yourself a tote bag. Here’s some information on tote bags in general and creating an everyday tote bag for yourself.
About Tote Bags
Tote bags are multipurpose items that just about anyone can find useful. They are large bags that can hold materials such as clothing, foods, diapers, tools, and anything else someone would want to use them to hold. Many people like to have tote bags to take to work with them.
They put their snacks, extra clothing, work documents, and personal hygiene items in them. An everyday tote bag is one that a person intends to use daily. You can create printed tote bags for everyday usage if you want to make them for yourself.
The best part about it is that you can do it from the comfort of your home. You’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment when you get finished creating the tote bag you need.
Everyday Tote Bag Materials
The first thing you’re going to need is about a yard of twill. Lightweight cotton is the best material to use for your project. You’ll also need to buy some straps because you’ll need to connect them so that you can put your tote bag on your shoulders.
It’s up to you to decide what size straps you want. You could go with 1″ by 27″ straps if you like your straps long. You could also go with shorter straps if you would like to have your tote bag closer to your body.
How to Make the Perfect Everyday Tote Bag
First, you’ll need to cut out the outer fabric, interior lining, and bag pocket. The outer fabric and inner lining should be approximately 19″ by 18″. The bag pocket should be more like 10.5″ by 18″.
You’ll need to cut your interior lining in half so that you have two 19″ by 18″ pieces. The next step is to place the right sides of the two interior lining pieces together and sew them. Leave a 3″ opening along the bottom side when you do so.
Next, you’ll need to put the two right sides of the pocket together and sew them. Next, secure the bottom piece of the bag and sew it. Do the same with the inner lining.
You’ll need to attach a bag liner to the outside of the bag when you’re done and sew it on neatly. The last part of the process is attaching your straps. Make sure the straps are comfortable enough for you and fit the way you want them to fit.
Creating the perfect tote bag for everyday use doesn’t take too long, and you’ll really enjoy all that you get from the experience. You can start gathering your materials today and create a bag by tomorrow.
Now you know how to create an everyday tote bag for yourself. You can have lots of fun creating a customized bag for anything you might need.