DIY Linen Tote Bags ft. Telio

DIY Linen Tote Bags ft. Telio

By: TELIO

Welcome spring and get ready for summer with this easy to make linen tote bag that you can create in no time with little over a yard of lightweight linen fabric. You can carry this to your next vacation, beach getaways or tote groceries.

finished tote bag with oranges

Let's get started!

Here's What You'll Need

Fabrics used:

Let's get started!

Cutting Directions

Cut out each fabric piece. The cutting directions below will create a lined tote bag. Skip cutting pieces C and D for a tote with no lining.

finished tote bag with oranges

Pattern Piece Dimensions

  • Front/Back (A/B/C/D): 15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
  • Sides (1/2/3/4): 7 7/8" x 15 3/4"
  • Bottom (5/6): 15 3/4" x 7 7/8"
  • Bag Strap (5/6): 23 5/8" x 4"

Step 1

Sew the main front/back piece A to side 1. Sew main piece B to the other end of side 1. Then sew side piece 2 to front/back piece B.

step 1 diagram

Step 2

Repeat steps 1 and 2 with pieces C, D, 3, and 4 for the lining.

step 2 diagram

Step 3

Sew side 2 to the other end of front/back A to form a box.

step 3 diagram

Step 4

Sew the bottom piece 5 to the first box by aligning the corners. Repeat with bottom piece 6 for the lining.

step 4 diagram

Step 5

Fold bag straps E & F in half, right sides together. Sew at 4" from the edges. Then turn each piece inside out.

step 5 diagram

Step 6

Sew the lining to the main bag with right sides together and the straps between the layers. Make sure to leave a small opening to turn the bag inside out.

Step 7

Finally, turn the bag inside out, press, and sew the small opening closed by hand.

And you're done! Enjoy your new bag.

image of three bags

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