18 Free Tote Bag Patterns to Sew Today!
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Sewing a Tote Bag can be fun! (And who couldn’t use another cute bag?) Here are 18 Free Tote Bag Patterns for you to sew today.
Some of these tote bags are perfect for beginners and a few of these would be a great sewing project for the sewist looking to add a few new skills to their “bag.”
The lil’ Missy and I headed out to run some errands yesterday, which included a very successful trip to Joann’s.
There were a few good coupons on the app, including a couple of 50% off one item coupons and a few others. I have a cute smocked dress in mind for the missy and a fabulous new DIY Tote Bag on the cutting table for me!
I’m always in need of roomy tote bags for trips to the pool and sleepovers at Nanas (and yes Nana, you will be hosting a sleepover very soon, lol.)
Free Tote Bag Patterns
As I was researching the latest tote bag trends, I came across a ton of great bag tutorials on the web.
Tote Bags come in so many shapes and sizes, from the smallest book bag all the way to the roomiest overnight bag. And the best part is that most tote-style bags are fairly easy to sew since they are mostly straight lines
If you love simple and roomy tote bags, you seriously don’t want to miss out on these 18 fabulous free tote bag patterns I’ve rounded up for you today.
And like I always say, no one can ever have too many tote bags in their possession!
Okay, I’ll admit it…I might be a little bit addicted to finding cute bags that coordinate with me and my day. Please tell me I’m not the only one…I have tote bags specifically for the library, the grocery store, my wine, and even for day trips in the car.
And while it might sound a little bit excessive to have that many, I promise you that they actually keep me organized. Plus, I feel a little better about myself every time I use a tote bag rather than using plastic bags that harm our Earth.
If you’re ready to start sewing and be on your way to becoming to be the next “tote bag lady” like me, you’ll love this collection of free tote bag patterns and tutorials!
Sew Your Own Tote Bag with One of These Free Patterns
If you haven’t noticed, there are A LOT of Tote Bag tutorials on the web. I’ve narrowed it down to the cutest styles and my favorite patterns. I hope you have fun sewing one of these bags!
(Click the link titles to go to the tutorial.)
French Market Tote Bag
Cross Body Tote Bag Tutorial
Bucket Tote Bag Pattern
Oslo Tote Bag Pattern
Tote with Many Pockets
Free Market Bag Tutorial
Charm Square Tote Bag Tutorial
Wine Bottle Tote Bag Pattern
Cute Tote with Pockets
Reversible Spring Tote
Big Beautiful Diaper Bag
Easy Tote From a Dish Towel
Peekaboo Chevron Tote
Leather Handle Tote Bag
Easy Fat Quarter Totes
Kids Duffle Bag Tutorial
Trail Bag Tote Pattern
Have you sewn any of these free bag patterns? If not, which one do you think you’d like to try? Leave me a comment below!
About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
The Cute Tote Bag with Pockets is definitely on my to do list. Will make a few for Christmas gifts as well as a couple for me. I love all the patterns. Many thanks for all your lovely ideas.
Great collection of tote bag patterns. Hope to try several of them to use up my stash of rems
I love them all but I think I’d like to try the Oslo Tote.
I’m going to try the Cute Tote with Pockets, the Oslo and French Market bags. I made the Peek a Boo but must have made an error somewhere as the top opening is very small! I’ve made several of the Market Bags, also known as Origami Bag. They’re very roomy.
I want to try a messenger bag too
You have really cute ideas and beautiful designs. Certainly triggers the imagination. My daughters birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I would love to make her something that I made, rather than just purchasing her gift. Thank you!?
I love tne peekaboo cheveron tote! Want to make this bag! Please send me the pattern!
Do any of these have inside pockets?
I would love to try the Easy Tote From a Dish Towel
Sooo glad to find YOU !!!!
To create,share, & use your mind & hands,is as close to heaven as I imagine heaven to be !!! Sign me up !!
THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPES. THEY LOOK SO GOOD. i ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU
FOR THE PATTERNS. I LIKE THEM ALL, THE ONE I REALLY WANT TO MAKE IS THE PATCH WORK
TOTE. PLEASE KEEP ME ON YOUR MAIL,
I would like to the patch work tote, it looks really fun.
I love these tutorials but is there a way I can modify them to carry multiple drink bottles. I have been looking for a tote to take to the park on the weekends where I can store the families drink bottles (4 x bottles standing upright) without falling over. With another area to store the fruit and snacks we take as well. I have been looking at the tote with the pockets on the outside but cannot decide whether the pockets are big enough for the drink bottles.
You could make the Oslo tote bag and make the pockets on the sides taller to accomodate the bottles, that one would be an easy fix.
I would be interested in trying the Oslo Bag Tote and the Cute Tote with Pockets .A
All of the totes are beautiful Hard to choose which one I want to make.
I have a really cute one (my own tote tutorial) coming next week too!
Thank you so much for the patterns and ideas! I have moved overseas and finding patterns in English can be difficult. Now I have to figure out where to buy material!!!!!!
These look really great and useful. Please keep them up forever because I don’t have time to make them now but I am saving the email. Really nice resource. Thank you very much.
Thanks for all the Thrifty ideas for me to save and do? being creative and making our own is so good for the psyche!