I Make a Cool Canvas Tool Bag

I Make a Cool Canvas Tool Bag

Produced by Alexander Dyer

This is a canvas tool bag with leather tags and tether grommets. I installed a rope in the hem to make the bag opening more user friendly. It is made with 15 oz. cotton canvas.

I sew this bag predominately on a Juki 1508 unison feed Industrial Sewing Machine. http://amzn.to/2svzs0K

https://youtu.be/_5tzMyyb650?t=1m40s Here is where I mark lines on the handle halves. It takes two halves to make one handle.

https://youtu.be/_5tzMyyb650?t=1m52s This is how I iron the hem lines into the handle half prior to assembly.

https://youtu.be/_5tzMyyb650?t=2m7s Now just put two of the ironed handle halves together each hiding the raw edges of the other and sew them together.

Here is a cut list that you can download.
http://strongbolt.work/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Cool-Tote-Bag.pdf

Some of the items that I use can be purchased here:

Fiskars 3 Piece Rotary Cutting Set http://amzn.to/2ty5CZ8
Juki LU-1508NS http://amzn.to/2tyjKBy

50 Comments

  1. Scott Turner on December 31, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Really nice!

  2. Ivy Cee on December 31, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    I made this for myself and my friends…. Everybody loves them. Thank you!

  3. parker Azz on December 31, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Cery well done!

  4. MrSovietGreen on December 31, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Soo freakin cool.

  5. Eno Chian on December 31, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Hi, thanks for sharing this video!🤗 what is the model number of your juki machine? ive always wanted to make one myself.i love using canvas on my sewing projects😊

  6. Dikin Kin on December 31, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Wao keren mas bro

  7. gig777 on December 31, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Nice craftsmanship!

  8. Charles Deza on December 31, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Huge help. I can’t seem to find a toolbag with the exact size and pockets I want, so decided I may build one. Now I just need to find a sewing machine that can handle this project and other outdoor gear like hammocks and backpacks.

    Any suggestions? I’m looking at the singer 9960 as I hear it can go through leather

  9. mayra malpartida on December 31, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    hi, could u tell me what cloth are u using? thx

  10. auomauom on December 31, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    master crafter

  11. Jason McArthur on December 31, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    That was awesome! I want one.

  12. Lysiane Henot on December 31, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Merci pour ce partage.J’aimerais bien avoir une machine comme la votre !

  13. Raymond Kemper on December 31, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    What is the best material for specialized heavy duty tool bags? Nylon or Thick nylon, canvas, and polyester or polyester.
    How do they show the weight or thickness and strength? Is it 18 ounces per yard or foot?
    Where do you buy it?
    Thanks Raymond oscarkemper@gmail.com

  14. Debora Crandall on December 31, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    How big is the finished bag?

  15. Fikry Fahmy on December 31, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Nice,goody bag goody work 👍

  16. Peter Bird on December 31, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    $3000 sewing machine!!!!!!!!!!!! You can buy a high end toolbag for $300

  17. Retro Hipster on December 31, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Great! I think I’ll have to do this one too!

  18. JPZ16974 on December 31, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    You did those rounded corner seams so effortlessly/flawlessly haha 😀

  19. Leslie Rinaldi on December 31, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    Am I seeing this right? When closing the bag up you basted the 3 edges and then did a final seam all the way around the gussets? It is a cool bag! Thx!!!

  20. Maria Flores on December 31, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    Love this!

  21. Kim M on December 31, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Where do I get those leather letter stamps? I need those in my life.

  22. david kidwell on December 31, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Would be a great video if not for the torture sounds

  23. richard rivero on December 31, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    hello what kind of material do you use? or what other material can be used? answer for a council please wait for your answer

  24. Laura Fults on December 31, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    I have never seen anyone sew like you. You have many unique techniques. Very good bags and videos. 👍

  25. Monique Richards on December 31, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    What amount of fabric should I get to complete this project

  26. Starboard on December 31, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    LOVE IT…thank you so much for this….

  27. Tangie Evans on December 31, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Hey is there an industrial serger that would have done the stitching as well as edge binding? I have a huskylock s25 and just wondering if I could use that instead of my 1541 for 15 oz canvas. Thanks.

  28. Vieux Acadian on December 31, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks Sir . Nice design .

  29. Mia Mia on December 31, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    AMAZING. What skills. I love that there are still folks that have these amazing craftsmanship. Thank you for sharing.

  30. Wanda B on December 31, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    That is a really nice bag.

  31. Ana mercedes Bello on December 31, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Y cuánto vale cuál es el precio gracias

  32. Weee Van on December 31, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    How much go make me a prototype gymbag/backpack?

  33. Jorgesx Bass on December 31, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Yep, Nice Job !!!!

    Cool, sorry I don’t understand 100% English,
    but what i wanted to know, what was the fabric you used in the bag?
    it was cotton canvas
    and what was the weight?
    I’m in europe ok

  34. I from Amsterdam on December 31, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    OOO MG

  35. Sutikare Oluwagbenga on December 31, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    beautiful camera angles! Very nice!

  36. Thomas on December 31, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    What weight canvas did you use???

  37. Cody's Outdoor Adventures on December 31, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Hi, I’m new to sewing. What kind of thread do you prefer to sew canvas with?

  38. Cela Bella on December 31, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    This is the ultimate "man" tutorial. I love it 😂

  39. Myth Leather Co. on December 31, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Outstanding, Alexander! I need to find a source for that narrow presser foot set for my 1508!

  40. goto50007 on December 31, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    I plan on doing this to my old sea bag

  41. Fanny Michelet on December 31, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    This is so amazing <3 <3

  42. Arturo Aguilar on December 31, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    No me gustó que use lona blanca para herramientas.

  43. Clara Apkn on December 31, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    This is amazing, I’m a subscriber!
    How far do you think you can go with a regular machine in a project like this one?

  44. traktor works on December 31, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    thanks for your kindness and generousity in sharing the how to to make the bag. also a very entertaining bag making effort.

  45. Reno’s Nutzz on December 31, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Do you need 14 different sewing machines to do this or would one do fine ??

  46. Krystalazul3 on December 31, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Me encanta. Muy practica y bonita a la vez.

  47. Cruz Moreno on December 31, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Can you make a fallout bag please mine seems to be taking long to make from a multi million dollar company seems like you do 10x better work anyway

  48. Mark on December 31, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    I just finished this bag. I used 2 or so yards of 36” wide duck with some left over. I added inside pockets using the method in the video with the larger bag with leather handles. It went together fairly easy. I did make one modification to both end panel pockets(at least from what I saw in the video) by moving the pockets panel up higher with just enough of the bottom seam allowance to be sewn under the end sacrifice panel . I did slightly off set the tops of the end pockets with side pockets. You end up with quite a few layers to go through during the final assembly! Regarding the cut list provided: I would cut the inside straps an extra 6 inches longer or so to be sure the doubled up section of the handles can be sewn to the bag. I ended up having shorten the outside handles a bit from the ends to get them to attach properly. It carries well enough with the handles a few inches shorter.

    Awesome project. Great videos.

  49. Jennifer Nolen on December 31, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Where can I find the written directions

  50. VacFink on December 31, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Yeah that would go good with soup and was my favorite part of this video.

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