How to make a Teapot Shaped Tote Bag
||Cut 2 each of inside and outside fabrics,
batting. handle arc; cut three 4" by 42" fabric width for full
length straps or cut 2 4" by 36" fabric width for shorter
straps. Make inside pockets as you would for the Teapot Purse. If
you'd like you can cut rectangles for outside pockets...very cute.
|I like to make straps that travel the full
length of this tote. If you
decide to make shorter straps like the Tea Carrier Tote then I would
suggest finishing off the top with two or three rows of top
I like to join the fabric with a diagonal
seam; however you can use a straight seam if you wish.
||Position full length straps and sew them on
both sides of the face fabric before you sew the tote together. Pin the
straps in place. I sew up from the bottom, across and then down the other
side. I like to fasten the strap no closer than 2" from the top to
allow room for closing stitches.
If you have made an outside pocket, now is the time to position and
||Yes, this looks a lot like the Teapot Purse
(my next pictorial project). That "How to" will show inside pocket
placement pockets which, if you'd like, you can use with a teapot
tote or any tote you make.
Oh MY! Sewing is such fun!