If you need a roomy tote bag to carry all your belongings, this Rounded Opening Tote Bag Tutorial makes a super cute, bright bag, perfect for the summer season!
Rounded Opening Tote Bag Tutorial
The free rounded top tote bag pattern is finally here and I can tell you, this canvas tote bag will become your go-to bag this season! The rounded opening tote bag tutorial makes a great, super roomy bag, perfect for carrying all your important stuff but it could also be an awesome beach tote or a wonderful gift idea (think Mother’s day!).
I know the world might not need another tote bag pattern but this comes with a twist: a rounded top and it’s also a super sturdy bag. It’s made with canvas on both the exterior and interior and I used a really stiff interfacing which you can order here if you like to make a similar bag.
While this may look like a simple tote bag, the fabric choice, the rounded top and the interfacing will make this bag truly stand out! And have I mentioned its got corded handles? You can find the corded handles tutorial here and if you are not very familiar with sewing with canvas you’ll find that these canvas tips are very handy. The rounded opening tote bag tutorial is not a beginners project but I wouldn’t call it intermediate either, it’s just in between these, so a little experience in sewing bags, using interfacing, a zipper foot and heavy duty fabric are a plus.
Something I’ve learned while making this tote bag and you should keep in mind if you plan to make one too: if you’re using the same interfacing as I did which is super stiff, it’s best to fuse it up to the seam allowance so when you sew the bag up, your needle will only have to go through the fabric, not the interfacing, making your project much easier.
Features of the rounded top bag:
- Unusual rounded top design
- Corded handles made out of same fabric as the bag
- Super stiff interfacing
- Easy boxing method
- Roomy inside (with enough space for several internal pocket options)
- Roomy enough to carry a tablet or even a small laptop but smart enough to use as a purse!
- Bright colors (mustard and nautical stripes)