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Sewing Quick Tips:

Tip #1: When laying out slippery fabrics for cutting, try tightly covering your cutting surface
with muslin or another textured fabric to help keep your fabric from shifting out of place.

Tip #2: When doing any decorative stitching for a garment, do the decorative stitching on your
fabric first, then cut out your pattern pieces. This will ensure that the decorative stitching won’t
change the shape of your finished garment.
Sew tote bags with this collection of over 260 free tote bag patterns collected from all over the web.

And because tote bags usually consist of simple shapes and are quick to sew (especially if left unlined), they can be an
excellent first project for a beginner who’s just learning how to sew (see
Pillow Patterns and Apron Patterns for more great
beginner sewing projects).

And because tote bags are often made from heavy fabrics like cotton canvas (and attaching the handles can require
stitching through several layers of heavy material), remember to use a thicker sewing machine needle in your machine, such
as a
denim or jeans needle, which will be able to pierce through those thick, heavy layers easily and without breaking.

Consider adding a lining to your tote bag. Not only will it give your bag a nice finish on the inside, but the second layer of
fabric will also help strengthen the bag (not all the bags shown on these pages are lined, but some are). You may also want
to reinforce the seams of your bag (especially if you plan to carry heavy items in it) by stitching again over the previous
stitching, or by using a smaller stitch length.

And if you don’t see the exact tote bag project you’re looking for here, try going to the
Purse Patterns page. Some of the
larger handbags could easily be turned into tote bags. It may simply be a matter of shortening the handle of the bag. And
you might also try the main
Bag Patterns page for a listing of all of the types of bags you’ll find through this site.
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Library Tote
Mama Says Sew
Lined Tote
w/Pockets
Mama Says Sew
Quilted Tote
Mama Says Sew
Basic Rectangular
Tote
Bored & Crafty
It's a Cinch Bag
Sweet Verbena
Summer Madras
Tote
Noodlehead
Cloverleaf Bag
Sew Mama Sew
Quilted Tote Bag
Sew Mama Sew
Oilcloth Pool Tote
Sew Mama Sew
Simply Tote
Confessions of a Sewing...
Brown Suede
Tote
Better Homes & Gardens
Reversible Lined
Tote Bag
The Seasoned Homemaker
Totebag
The Renegade Seamstress
Tote w/Rounded
Opening
Sew Sweetness
Quilted Tote Bags
Ricochet & Away
Tea Towel Tote
My Spare Time
A Ruffled Tote
Make It Love It
Quilted Tote Bag
Ricochet & Away
Calla Lily Tote
Joann.com
Two-tone Fabric
Totes
Make It Love It
Pleated Tote
The Long Thread
Boat Tote
The Long Thread
Summer Beach
Tote
Blue Susan
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