Learn to Sew: Lined Tote Bag
Learn the fundamentals of sewing while sewing a versatile lined tote bag.
When you are just starting to sew, there is a lot to learn. From fabric selection to sewing terms and techniques, it can be overwhelming.
I remember “learning” to sew in home ec in Junior High. Truth be told, I already knew how to sew. But, in that class, we cut out pre-printed fabric and made an apron and an oven mitt.
I know aprons and oven mitts are useful. But other than learning how to sew two pieces of fabric together and add a bias-binding on the apron, the skills learned weren’t that useful. I knew more going into that class than what was taught.
I want to teach you more than that.
Granted, I don’t teach how to apply bias binding in this course.
But I do cover tools and equipment, fabric types, interfacing types, using a pattern, and several common stitches.
Additionally, I give you some of my best tips for reducing jams, and speeding your sewing process while still achieving good quality results.
You’ll learn how to sew a functional tote bag.
What’s the point of sewing, if the finished product isn’t something you can or want to use?
You’ll even have the opportunity to ask me questions directly on the course platform.
Student Walkthrough (Thinkific Platform)
Chapter 2 Introduction
Tools and Notions Needed
Introduction to Fabric
Choosing Fabric for Your Tote
Sewing Terms and Techniques
Chapter 3 Introduction
Pattern Prep and marking
Laying Out the Pattern on Fabric
Pinning, Cutting and Marking the Pieces
Chapter 4 Introduction
Applying Strap Interfacing (Optional)
Assembling the Strap
Attaching the Strap
Outer Bag Assembly: Sides and Bottom
Outer Bag Assembly: Bottom Corners
Lining Assembly: Sides and Bottom
Lining Assembly: Bottom Corners
Chapter 6 Introduction
Attaching Lining to Main Bag
Turning Right-Side-Out Closing Lining
Edge Stitching Top Edge
Optional Finishing Stitches
Chapter 7 Introduction
Easy Modifications for Future Totes
Optional Added Heft
Before you go...
You'll get several easy-to-make modifications to change the size of your tote to meet your needs.
You get access to me via discussion in the lessons. Have a question? Ask it! It's like your on-call instructor.
The class doesn't expire. And there is no time limit to complete the course. Work at your own pace. Refer to the lessons as often as you need to for as long as you need to.