Easy DIY: Tote bag cutting in wax fabrics

Who does not have a bag stuffed at home? Practical and useful, it’s the accessory that will follow you everywhere this summer; at the beach, in the countryside or in the mountains! With this tutorial, you learn how to sew a totebag in a few steps.
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To your sons, to your needles, sew …

This tutorial requires the use of an iron and a sewing machine.

Step 1 :
After ironing your fabric, cut 3 rectangles:

2 handles: 7,5cm * 80cm
1 body of the bag: 31cm * 78cm

2nd step :
Take a handle and fold it in half, upside down and iron.
Do the same with the other handle.

Step 3:
Fold each edge of 1cm and iron again.

Step 4:
You can now sew your handle to 0.3mm from the edge. Once sewing done, iron.
Do the same with the other handle.

Step 5:
Fold the body of the bag in two, place it side by side and sew the vertical ends at first in single point and then in zigzag stitch.

Step 6:
On the top of your bag right side up, flip the fabric 3 cm.

Step 7:
Now place your handles 5.5cm from the outside edge. Pin them so that the handles do not move for the next steps.

Step 8:
Then turn inside 0,5mm of fabrics, not forgetting to watch if your handles are well placed.

Step 9:
Make a first stitch at 0.3mm, then a second stitch to consolidate your bag and the position of the handles.