Woven Tote Bag Tutorial: Part 2 (Washing and Starting Sewing)
TIP: Make sure you run a zig-zag stitch down any cut edges of your weaving before sewing them onto another piece on the bag
4. Cut a strip of fabric to use attach the handles.
The strip should be 1/2 in wider than twice the width of the wooden handle, and about 10" long (the slot in my handles is 3/4 inch wide, so .75*2 +.5 = 2", so I cut my strip 2" wide)
4. Cut a strip of fabric to use for your handles (the size is up to your preference, but I used a strip 44" long and 4" wide to get two straps that are 1.75" wide and 21" long). Fold in half with right sides facing, pin and sew into a long narrow tube.
5. Cut two rectangles that are 1/2 in larger than desired pocket size. Pin together with right sides facing, and stitch around, leaving about 3" open on the middle of one side for turning. Turn right side out and press. Topstitch along the top side only.
6. Fold weaving in half along the warp with right sides facing, pin togather and stitch down the left and right selvedges. Repeat for the lining.
Stay tuned for the rest of the tutorial, coming soon! :)
Little Monkey's Stitch & Spin: Woven Tote Bag Tutorial: Part 1 (Calculations)