DIY Tote Bags Two Ways (Video Tutorial)

If you’ve never made a tote bag before, today’s the day to start. Why? Because they make great handmade gifts and are nice to have around for spring and summer, whether you’re headed to the grocery store, exploring a new city or headed to the beach.

Dana of Made Everyday makes it super simple in the video below, breaking down each step. She actually does two tutorials, one demonstrating how to make a simple tote bag and another to make a boxed bottom version. As Dana mentions, you definitely want a little structure to your totes or beach bags, so using something like a weightier decor fabric or even water resistant outdoor fabric is a good idea. For the straps you can use stripes of sleek vinyl or colorful cotton webbing. If you do take a stab at it, please share a photo of it with us over on our Facebook page!