Looking for some inspiration for a gift or new ideas for your next purse or tote bag project? We all love and know that amazing bags exist and now we can make them! This is a list of tricks and tips to help you get the absolute most out of your project with every purse and tote bag that you take on. The possibilities are endless, let’s get to work!
Adding a lining is with out a doubt one of the best ways to drive up the value in your project. Not just for the visual appeal, but for the person who get’s to use it every day but has to look at it all the time 😀
Shoulder Straps & Handles
Add some character to the strapping of the bag. Great way to use up scraps from the project!
Pockets For Organization
Adding pockets to either an exterior or interior wall is a great way to add extra functionality and style to your bag or purse.
Unfortunately, cloth by itself isn’t exactly the sturdiest fabric for retaining a shape. Adding a plastic bottom for reinforcement helps give support for the contents of your bag and keeps the shape while out and about! Fair warning: You will want one of these for every bag you own!
Add trim around the top of your bag. This can be any size thick, get creative and experiment with all kinds of sizes!
Match your side and bottom seams when sewing your box bottom to create the perfect intersection on your tote bag.
We really hope this helps you get going and creating beautiful pieces of art! We would love to hear from you and see your bags that you’ve made, please feel free to post in the comments or find us on facebook 🙂