How to Make a Tote Bag With Pockets

tote bag with pockets

A tote bag with pockets is a great way to carry around essentials like your cell phone, keys, or lip balm, but it’s even better when it comes with handy pockets. Not only do they keep small items separate and secure, but they can also help you stay organized on the go. And if you’re a fan of stylish bags, you can find many different designs to suit your taste.

The best tote bag with pockets will be able to handle whatever you throw into it, whether that’s books, lunch, and a water bottle or your laptop, wallet, and a pair of sneakers. Look for one made with sturdy fabric and a zippered main compartment or one with a couple of interior slip pockets. Also make sure to check that the bag’s handles are comfortable enough to lug for long periods of time, especially if you plan to wear it over your shoulder.

Fashion and Functionality: Discover the Best Tote Bags with Stylish and Practical Pockets

To add a little extra strength to your pockets, consider interfacing them. To interfacing, press the pieces right sides together, line up any directional fabrics, and stitch a straight 1/2″ seam on all four sides and the bottom (with a 2″ opening for turning). You’ll want to box the corners of the pocket to keep them neat and tidy, so use a light-weight interfacing, such as Pellon SF101.

If you’re in need of a new beach tote, this design from Crazy Little Projects is the perfect solution. It’s easy to make, requires just a few yards of fabric, and is spacious enough to hold all your gear. Plus, you can personalize it with fabric paint, puffy paint, rhinestones, or appliques to create a unique bag just for you.