stitched chic tote bag

How to Sew a Stitched Chic Tote Bag with Zippered Tote Bag

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to sew an awesome tote bag that has 5 exterior pockets and 6 interior pockets + a recessed zippered top closure.

You will need to precut the following pattern pieces:

Exterior Pockets 15″ x 20″ (cut 2)

Exterior Body Panel Pieces 15″ x 8″ (cut 4)

Sides and Bases 15″ x 5″ (cut 6)

Interior Body Panels 15″ x 15″ (cut 2)

Interior Pockets 15″ x 18″ (cut 2)

Strap 30″ x 8″ (cut 1)

Strap Tabs 8″ x 6″ (cut 2)

Zipper Casing 7″ x 21″ (cut 2)

For this project you will need 3 yards of cotton fabric and 1.25 yards of Pellon 809. In addition to a 20″ separating zipper, 4 bag feet and 2 two inch d-rings or o-rings.

The finished measurements of this bag are approximately 14″ across the base, 13.5″ tall and 4″ deep.

Many thanks to my friend Jennifer from Stitched Chic for donating the 3 yards of material for this tutorial and 6 fat quarters for our Happy Mail drawing this week!

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

XO,

Andrea