How to sew a Bucket Bag. See the video with step by step instructions

This summer, sewing a Bucket Bag should be one of your needlework priorities. Why? Well, it’s very easy, it’s quick to make, and you can choose your favorite fabrics. But best of all, it will be made by you. Are you ready to make an impact whilst strolling along the beach or enjoying some city tourism? With this step-by-step video tutorial, you haven’t got an excuse. You can wear the bag over your shoulder or across the body, you choose. Furthermore, this model also has two inside pockets, so you can easily locate your keys and mobile phone.

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How to sew a Bucket Bag

To make this Bucket Bag we’ve used our canvas fabric, very resistant 100% cotton, which is perfect for these types of accessories. To follow, we will explain in detail all the materials and tools you are going to need, plus some tips to improve your sewing results. With the help of this step-by-step video tutorial, you will soon see how easy it is to sew this summery Bucket Bag. In addition, a simple zipper toilet bag is also included in the Bucket Bag pattern.

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It is important that the fabric has been washed and ironed before starting to work with it.

Sewing tools:

  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Paper scissors
  • Thread cutter
  • Iron
  • Safety pin
  • Sewing machine
First, carefully read the instructions. This post showing “How to interpret Katia Fabrics sewing patterns” may help you.
Second, cut the paper pattern pieces.  This post showing “How to trace and cut out the pattern” may help you.
Once all the pieces have been cut out, then you are ready to start sewing.
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It is an intermediate-level pattern where you will learn how to make a bag with a base, pockets, backpack strap handles, rings, cord, and stop cord. Very complete to learn how to make different types of bags.

Overlock or zigzag stitch the edges of all the pieces to avoid the fabric edges unraveling.

If it helps you whilst sewing, you can baste the edges of each seam together first before sewing by machine.

Carefully follow all steps of the instruction with the help of the video tutorial, and you’ll have your beautiful bag ready to go before you know it. We encourage you to visit all our tutorials “Learn to sew” where we teach you different techniques that you can apply in many of your sewing projects.

All the pieces already have the 3/8″ (1.5 cm) seam allowance included

We hope that you give it a go and that we can see your results using the hashtag #katiafabrics

sew a bucket bag

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