Sew up something wonderful with these free tote bag patterns and tutorials. Totes make great useful gifts.

Be sure to sew up a matching zippered pouch. Learn step by step how to put in a zipper with this easy tutorial.

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Terrific Totes to Make

Tote Patterns and Tutorials

Here is a round-up of free totes to make.

Dish Towel Tote Tutorial

What a clever way to use a dishtowel. Dishtowels are typically heavier and can make a really durable tote bag. Kids could sew this up for an easy beginner project. They would be so proud to use it and show off their handiwork.

Tank Top Totes Tutorials (two styles)

Tank tops to totes! What a great way to recycle clothes.

Ruffled Tote Pattern

A feminine and ruffly tote that makes a great accessory.

The Twenty Minute Tote Tutorial

Can you believe you can make a tote bag in twenty minutes?

Beach Bag Tote Pattern

Make your own bright and colorful tote for the beach.

Simple Lined Tote Bag Tutorial

Let me show you how to make a lined tote bag step by step. It is easier than you think.

Hobo Tote Bag Pattern

Pleated Tote Pattern

Pillowcase Tote Pattern

Upcycle a pillowcase into a market bag.

Oil Cloth Tote Tutorial

If you need something super durable oilcloth will do the job. Not only will it make a heavy-duty bag it is easy to wipe off.

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  1. Nice tutorial, thanks. But the measurement as stated here in inches, we used to measure in centimetres, it’s very unusual and uncomfortable. Not everyone who’ reading this blog is american. At least you could mention..

  2. Is the #7 HOBO TOTE BAG pattern still available? The link seems to be broken. I was actually in search of a tote bag pattern called the NIKKI TOTE bag available on ETSY in 2011 but is no longer available. The Hobo Tote Bag is very similar, and now I am unable to access this one.
    Please let me know if you know of patterns for either of these two totes.

    Thank you so much.

  3. Where can I download a Alexandra Tote Bag free pattern.
    Do you have a web site.
    Can you help me Please.

  4. I want to download instructions for your crafts but it say that it will change my setting on my computer!! I won’t allow some unknown program to mess up my computer. Can you share them some other way~~

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