How to Make a Mini Tote Bag
This year I started to make a few items to sell at quilt shows. I love bags and thought about various styles and types and I came up with this fun one. It’s a mini tote bag/fabric basket. It is super easy to make, doesn’t take much fabric and is about as cute as it gets. When I originally posted some pictures on my Instagram account I got great feedback so I decided to make a quick video tutorial. Get out your fabrics, grab a cup of coffee and learn how to make a mini tote bag with me.
My video takes you through the entire process and I think you will be surprised at how quickly one of these bags comes together. I have listed the supplies needed below.
What You’ll Need
To make one mini tote you will need the following items:
Outer Fabric – 2 rectangles cut 7″ x 9″
Lining Fabric – 2 rectangles cut 7″ x 9″
Handles Fabric – 2 strips cut 2 1/2″ x 6″
Fusible Fleece Interfacing – 2 rectangles cut 7″ x 9″ – I used Pellon 987 which gives the bag a bit of stability. You can find it on Amazon.
General Sewing Supplies
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Once you make one of these mini totes you will want to make more. They are so cute! Make one for yourself or a friend. I think they would make a great gift bag for the holidays or a special occasion. Add some candy and a gift card and you have the perfect package.
Who are you going to make your mini tote bag for?
How to Make a Mini Tote Bag in Various Sizes
If you are a more confident sewer, you can easily adjust the size of your tote bag. These minis measure about 8″ x 5″ when finished. Experiment with various sizes. If you are making a larger version, you will want to adjust the size of the corner cut outs for boxing the corners and you may want to make the handles a bit larger.
Make an entire set in various sizes. That would look great too!