How to Make a Tote Bag Kit

Item # X-HT-300357

Tote bags are a great catchall bag. They’re both versatile and incredibly useful. Use them at the grocery store as reusable shopping bags or at the farmers market. They’re even great to keep on your boat for shopping trips and to haul supplies to and from port. Pack them with towels, sunscreen and a book for a trip to the beach!

Our Sunbrella® Carry-All Tote Bag Kit has all the supplies and materials (not including tools) you need to sew your very own tote bag. And not just one — we give you enough supplies to make two tote bags for all your errands and storage needs. This is a fantastic beginner sewing project. So if you’re new to sewing, or if you want a fun, easy project to work on, consider practicing and honing your sewing skills with this kit. You can never have too many tote bags, right?

At Sailrite®, we use only the best materials for our kits. That’s why this tote bag kit includes top-quality Sunbrella Marine Grade fabric. Sunbrella is well-known for being a leader in the marine textile industry. Their solution-dyed acrylic fabric is long-lasting and won’t fade in the sun. It’s UV, water and mildew resistant, as well as breathable and easy to clean. And with dozens of standard Sunbrella colors to choose from in the kit, you can sew a tote bag in your favorite color.

Along with Sunbrella Marine Grade fabric, the kits include V-69 UV polyester thread, webbing for the straps, basting tape to keep layers together while sewing, and binding to finish raw edges for a great-looking tote bag that people will think came from a store! Lastly, we include two forms of instructions to accommodate everyone’s preferred learning style. The kit includes written instructions in detailed, easy-to-understand steps with helpful photos. For those who are visual learners, we’ve made a free video tutorial for you to watch and follow along with as you sew your tote bags.

What do you think? Is this a project you’d like to tackle? We’d love to see photos of your completed tote bags! Remember to tag us on your favorite social media platform with #Sailrite so we can see your impressive sewing skills!

Video Chapters:

  • Cutting Fabric to Size – 0:25 min.
  • Marking Pattern – 1:38 min.
  • Sewing Binding on Edges – 3:27 min.
  • Finishing Pockets – 6:08 min.
  • Fashioning Webbing Handles – 8:39 min.
  • Sewing Tote Body Together – 13:55 min.
  • Creating Box Bottom – 16:29 min.
  • Materials List – 18:48 min.

Materials List:

  • Sunbrella® Carry-All Tote Bag Kit in color of choice (#103511)

Tools List:

  • Chalk Pencil Cartridge Set (#121669)
  • Gingher® 8" Scissors Right Handed (#19104)
  • Sailrite® Ultrafeed® LSZ Walking Foot Sewing Machine (100-230V) (#300600)
  • Tape Measure, Yard Stick, Lighter