This is our tutorial on how to make a Moda Charm Square Tote Bag. You can make this tote bag from a Moda Charm Square pack or you can create your own 5″ squares from your stash. The beauty of Moda Charm packs is that the colors are all beautifully colour co-ordinated and the finished bag looks amazing.
You can purchase beautiful charm packs here
The bag measures approximately 13½” x 13½”.
What you need:
- 29 Charm Squares (5″ x 5″ squares)
- approx ¾ yard of fusible interfacing or batting
- approx 1 yard of lining fabric
- magnetic clasp (optional)
Sew the charm squares together using a ¼” seam allowance.
Firstly I lay out my squares to get the effect I want, as shown in the diagram below.
I sew the squares from one side to the other in rows of 3, 3, 4, 4, 3, 3.
Then I sew those joined rows together to make the shape below. I use this shape as a template to cut out my lining and my interfacing.
In the video we show you how to assemble the bag. We take you through the process step by step so that you will be able to make these bags quickly and easily.