How to Sew a Two Pocket Tote Bag

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! 

Today I am here to show you how to sew a simple, yet beautiful, two pocket tote bag to take on your next adventure.

For this project you will need to precut the following pieces of fabric:

Top exterior accent panel: 12″ x 18″, cotton, cut 2

Bottom exterior accent panel: 7″ x 18″, twill, duck, home dec, cut 2

Exterior pockets: 8″ x 8″, cotton, cut 2

Interior: 18″ x 18″, cotton, cut 2


Two pieces of quilt batting that measure 18″ x 18″ for the exterior body panels

92″ of one inch cotton webbing for the handles 

If you like the look of my bag, you’ll want to checkout the other beautiful Anna Maria Horner prints at Hawthorne Supply Co.

Many thanks to the 29 Sewspire Patrons who have made this tutorial possible!

I will be back next week with another inspired sewing project, until then, please know the creative genius in me will be celebrating the creative genius in you!