DIY Fox Tote Bag for Fall

Got 30 minutes? Any beginning sewer can make this easy tote bag. Even fabric glue would probably hold this cute fox tote together.

The Makeup Dummy | Easy DIY Fox Tote Bag

1. Cut out 2 even rectangles

Cut out 2 rectangles about the same size as you want your tote bag to be + 1/2 inch seam allowance. Now cut out two squares from the bottom corners. The bigger the squares the ‘wider’ your bag will turn out. The measurements I used were 20″ x 15″ for the rectangles. The squares were 2″ x 2″ each.

2. Sew the two sides together

Lay the 2 sides on top of each other, right sides facing in. Sew along the lines I show in the picture. You’re only leaving the top and squares open.

The Makeup Dummy | Easy DIY fox tote bag for beginning sewer

You’re half way there !

3. Close the sides

This is probably the ‘hardest’ part of the tutorial. Open up the square by pulling the sides. Lay both sides on top of each other to form a T. Sew straight across, leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

The Makeup Dummy DIY fox tote bag sidesThe Makeup Dummy DIY fox tote bag sides sew

Your tote bag is basically done, all you need to do is add straps.

The Makeup Dummy DIY fox tote finished hem

4. Make your straps

Cut out two long, small rectangles. They should be double the size you want your straps to be + 1/2 inch seam allowance. Fold them in half, right sides facing towards each other. Leave 1/2 inch seam allowance and  sew a straight line.

Make sure you pay extra attention to the sides as you’re going to turn them inside out. Turn the straps so that the right sides are facing out. Tada, straps!

5. Attach the straps

Lay the ends of your strap parallel to the top of your tote bag. Sew the strap to the bag. Attach 1 on each  side.

DIY fox tote straps

Fold the top of your bag into a ‘hem’. Sew 2 more times to make it hold. Sew all the way around, don’t sew your bag shut!

The Makeup Dummy DIY fox tote bag

Time to get foxy!

Ina

The Makeup Dummy DIY foxe tote bag open
‘Pretty’ is what the fox says.

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