Over 260 of the best free Tote Bag Patterns & Tutorials on the web!
Free Tote Bag Patterns - Over 260 designs!
Sew tote bags with this assortment of over 260 free tote bag patterns gathered from all over the web.

Here you'll find wide variety of patterns and instructions for large and small tote bags, easy bags for beginners (or for
experienced sewers who want a quick project to complete), colorful quilted and patchwork designs, lined bags, tote bags
with zippered tops, bags with exterior pockets, and more.

And fabric tote bag can serve as a lovely, more fashionable alternative to a paper shopping bag. It's certainly stronger than
a paper bag is. Plus, with its wider handles, it will be more comfortable to carry on a long shopping trip. And since a fabric
tote bag is reusable, it reduces waste.

And some tote bag sewing tips:

If you think you'll be carrying heaving items in your tote bag (like books), choose a sturdy fabric for your bag like canvas
duck or denim. You may even want to repurpose/recycle an old pair of jeans into a tote bag. And remember to reinforce the
seams of your bag by either stitching over or right next to your first row of stitching (also, remember to reinforce the
stitching where the handles attach to your bag).

If you've fallen in love with a lighter weight fabric you'd like to use for your bag, there are several ways you can add
sturdiness to the bag. You can reinforce the bag by applying a layer of fusible interfacing to your fabric pieces. Or, you can
add a lining to the interior of your tote bag for added durability (add both the lining and the interfacing for even greater
durability). Or, you can simply double your fabric.

And note: If you don't find the exact style of tote bag you're looking for here, try the
Purse Patterns section. Some of the
larger designs can probably be converted into “tote” bags simply by lengthening the handles. Also, you may want to check
out the main
Bags Patterns page for even more bag designs.
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