Can a DIY handbag look as great as (or better than) a store bought bag? This Bucket Bag tutorial by Sew4Home says, “yes!” This beautiful bag features some of the same hardware that you’d expect to find in a retail version.
(See full tutorial for fabric and supply recommendations.)
- ¾ yard of 44″+ wide medium-weight cotton canvas or similar for the bag exterior and strap;
NOTE: ¾ yard is the minimum required. If you have a motif that requires special fussy cutting, a full yard is recommended.
- ½ yard of 44″+ wide standard weight cotton for the bag’s lining;
- 1½ yards of ¼” twisted cord;
- TWO 1″ D-rings;
- FIVE size 16 long-prong, smooth-cap snaps;
- TWELVE large grommets;
- FOUR purse feet (optional, but a great professional finish);
- ONE cord lock (optional for front tie slide if not using a simple bow);
NOTE: All your bag hardware should match.
- ¾ yard of 22″+ wide high-loft fusible fleece;
- ¼ yard of 45″ wide medium-weight fusible interfacing;
- ¼ yard of 20″+ wide heavyweight interfacing;
- All purpose thread to match fabrics
- See-through ruler
- Fabric pen or pencil
- Seam gauge
- Seam ripper
- Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- Iron and ironing board
- Straight pins
- Seam sealant (optional) for knotted ends of twisted cord