WARP Theatre Signature Tote Bag

Design Created and Donated by: DooleybyDesign


Overview:

This Lined Tote Bag is simple to create, and an easy project for beginners! Designed as an incentive item for Writers and Actors Reading and Performing (WARP) Theatre’s Major Players Program. Each Tote features a sturdy and durable exterior made from high quality canvas and linen, Lined Exterior Pouch, 3” WARP Theatre Logo Patch, 24” Canvas Straps, and Screen Printed Cotton Liner. These bags are machine washable and can be easily customized to fit any project or fundraiser!

Get Your Signature WARP Tote by Signing Up for an Annual Major Player Club Plan
Get Your Signature WARP Tote by Signing Up for an Annual Major Player Club Plan

Materials

1. Raw Canvas:

  • Bottom: 45cm x 26cm
  • Straps x2: 8cm x 112cm\
  • Pocket (ext.): 9.5cm x 18cm

2. Raw Linen:

  • Side Panels (ext.) x2: 45cm x 30cm

3. Screen Print Cotton:

  • Pocket (int.): 26cm x 17.5cm
  • Tote Liner (int.): 45cm x 86cm

4. Logo Patch:

  • WARP Patch: 3in Circle

5. White Thread (all purpose):

  • ~5 Yards

Step One: Cutting Board

        1. Cut All Materials – Set Aside

Step Two: Construct Straps

        1. Make Straps – Seamless Hem
          • Fold Each Strap in Half (short end), Press with Iron
          • Sew Single Stitch 5cm from short end and 1cm from Raw Edge
          • For a Seamless Hem, Turn Each Strap Inside Out
          • Fold Raw Edges 1cm, Press with Iron
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm from Fold, Set Aside

Step Three: Exterior Panels

        1. Marry Side Panels to Bottom
          • Sew Single Stitch 2cm from Raw Edge
          • Sew Honeycomb Stitch over Single Stitch
          • Fold Hem Up, To Lay On Top of Side Panel, Press with Iron
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm from Hem

Step Four: Line Pocket

        1. Line Pocket – Seamless Hem
          • Fold 2cm along Long Edge of Exterior and Liner Fabrics (Be Sure that Liner Fabric is Facing Out) Press with Iron
          • Place Liner Fabric Face Down on Exterior Fabric
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm from Raw Edge
          • Fold Liner Fabric over and Press 1cm from Single Stich
          • Fold Short Ends Over 2cm, Press with Iron
          • Fold Unfinished Long End 1cm, Press with Iron – Repeat x2 Times – Set Aside

Step Five: Attach Patch

        1. Attach Logo Patch
          • On Side A; Measure Center Point (22.5cm x 14cm)
          • Pin Patch at Center Point
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm inside Patch Perimeter

Step Six: Attach Pocket

        1. Attach Pocket – Seamless Hem
          • On Side B; Measure Center Point (22.5cm x 14cm)
          • Place Pocket at Center Point
          • Pin Bottom Hem of Pocket, In Relation to Center Point
          • Sew Single Stitch along Bottom Hem of Pocket
          • Fold Pocket Up, So that Liner Faces Side Panel, Press with Iron

Step Seven: Attach Straps

        1. Attach Straps
          • For Both Sides A and B; Measure 10cm from Each Raw Short Edge
          • Face Straps Hem Down, with Single Stitch Strap Seam atop Single Stich Exterior Seam
          • Pin Each End on the Inside of 10cm
          • Measure 2cm from Top of Raw Long Edge, Pin Straps 10cm from Raw Short Edge and 2cm from Raw Long Edge
          • Sew Single Stitch from End of Straps to 2cm before Raw Long Edge
          • Side B: Be sure to Stitch both the Straps and Pocket Together!

Step Eight: Line Bag

        1. Add Liner – Seamless Hem
          • Measure 2cm from Top of Each Raw Long Edge, Press with Iron
          • Place Liner Fabric Face Down on the Face of the Exterior Fabric
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm from Raw Edge, Repeat for Both Sides
          • Turn the Bag Inside Out – Seamless Hem **Be Sure That the Bottom Edges Still Line Up Before Proceeding to Next Step!**
          • Create Scalloped Corners by Folding in Each Corner 2cm, to Create a Right Angle, Press with Iron
          • Fold Raw Long Edge in 2cm (So that the Liner Faces Exterior… but on the inside), Press with Iron
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm in from Seam
          • Repeat for Both Sides **Be Sure That the Bottom Edges Still Line Up Before Proceeding to Next Step!**

Step Nine: Close Bag

        1. Close Bag – Seamless Hem
          • Fold Bag in Half, So That the Liner Faces Out **Last Chance to Check Bottom Edges**
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm from Seam
          • Sew Second Single Stitch 2cm from Seam
          • Repeat for Both Sides

Step Ten: Square Bottom

        1. Square Bottom
          • Open Bag, Lay Side Seams On top of One Another, Liner Facing Out
          • Press Corners with Iron
          • Measure 10cm Base Triangle
          • Sew Single Stitch at 10cm
          • Sew Second Single Stitch at 11cm
          • Repeat for Both Sides

Step Eleven: Turn Right-Side Out

      1. Turn Bag Right-side Out
        • Congratulations!
        • Take a Photo, Email it to jason@warptheatre.org
        • Pat Yourself on the Back! J <3

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