/a copper bar
Here you go, a basic tote bag!
I love how the simple copper bar elevates the entire bag to a luxer level, it is just that touch of uncommon hardware that this white rectangle needs. Though leather is one of my favorite materials, this time I found a nice high quality, vegan alternative. I will keep you updated on how this faux leather holds up after I’ve carried my groceries in it a couple of times.
01/ Cut two bars of 21 cm from your copper bar with an iron saw.
02/ Decide how large you want the tote bag to be and draw a rectangle twice as large on your material. On opposite sides draw the straps, which should be a little over twice as long as you want them. The space between my straps is 10 cm, the width of my straps is 3,5 cm and the length on the pattern was 18cm. If you cut out your pattern it should look a bit like image #2.
03/ Fold your pattern in two and sew it together on both sides (inside out). Now lay the corners flat on a table with the seam you just made in the center. Draw a horizontal line about 3cm from the corner. Sew along this line to give the bag some shape(see image 3). Do the same for the other side.
04/ Fold over the straps creating a loop and attach with a simple straight line of stitches (see image one). For the second line of stitches on the top of the loop, measure how thick your copper bar is, make this top loop one millimeter thinner, so that it will be tight and keep the bar in place.
05/ Put both copper bars through the loops on the four straps and you’re all done!