Over 260 of the best free Tote Bag Patterns & Tutorials on the web!
Looking for an easy tote bag pattern? A simple tote bag pattern for a beginner? Or perhaps a more intricate quilted tote bag
pattern or zippered design? Well, here you'll find an assortment of over 260 free tote bag patterns & tutorials gathered from
all over the web. So if you want to know how to make a tote bag (pretty much any kind of tote bag), you've come to the
right place.

A 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 canvas tote bag pattern, or choose any
design and simply make your bag from a heavy canvas duck, denim, or other sturdy fabric. You may even want to
repurpose/recycle an old pair of jeans for your tote bag diy project for a more rustic, homemade, but charming look. 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 shortening the handles. Also, you may want to check out
the main
Bags Patterns page for even more bag designs.
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Hushabye Tote Bag
Moda Bake Shop
Reversible Tote Bag
Craftster.org
Apron into Bag
Funky Time
Take It All Tote
Moda Bake Shop
Central Park Tote
Bag
Moda Bake Shop
Naughty Secretary
Bag
Sew Sweetness
The Two
Pillowcases Bag
The Sewing Dork
Ruffled Tote Bag
Craftaholics Anonymous
Wallet to Tote
Sew Mama Sew
Hope Market Tote
Bag*
Denyse Schmidt Quilts
Cinch It Tote Bag
All People Quilt
Trim It Tote
All People Quilt
Trick or Treat Bag
Crafty Staci
Halloween Tote Bag
Sew 4 Home
Piano Shoulder Bag
Bored and Crafty

Free Tote Bag Patterns

- Over 260 designs!