Nothing like sewing up a new tote bag, especially when you make it from an awesome free pattern. Use these patterns for shopping bags, school book bags or for every day. I love having totes, and quilted tote bags make up quickly plus they have added heft, so they last a good long time. Which is an added bonus for me as I am hard on my bags.
Carry It Pretty! 1-Hour Quilted Tote Bag Tutorial
Pretty bag, nice size, from the Craftsy quilting blog. (such a great site!) The designer, says”I’m excited to share a quilted tote bag tutorial for beginners or anyone looking for a fun and rewarding sewing project you can whip in just an hour! You can easily make this bag with fabric from your stash and create a useful tote that is fun to make and keep or give as a gift.”
Quilted Tote Bag
From Singer, well written instructions for this tote bag project. “Combine two of your favorite fabrics, then blend with decorative stitching and decorative threads. The result is a personal creative statement you can take anywhere!”
Best Bargello Bag
Sweet design and easy to make as well. You will get so many complements on the Bargello style bag.
Disappearing 9 Patch Tote Bag
Love the design of the disappearing 9-patch and it looks good in the tote. Posted by the Sew Happy Geek Blog. From the designer: “I hope you like this little tutorial I’ve got for you today. I used a charm pack but you don’t have to – in fact, this is a great scrappy project because all you need are 18 5″ squares for the blocks. Easy!” I think this bag would look good doubled up, to make it longer.
Fabulous Simple Tote
Another one from Singer. A great simple tote, any color and then add a fun quilted design. You will be the envy of your quilt group with this cute tote.
Three Big Bags From One Jelly Roll! Jenny show us how to make a big bag using a jelly roll strips. From the Missouri Star Quilt Company. It’s a great market bag because of its size. I like having totes this size to take to quilting classes or traveling.
Free Pattern for the Easy Quilted Tote Bag
Free from Missouri Star Quilt Co, love them! Be sure to tell them thanks for the pattern when you use it. From Jenny, “we’d love to hear what you think about the pattern. It is our first printable one, you know. 🙂 Let us know what you think.”
From ArtsandCraftsforYou super cute, small tote. In this quick and easy tutorial you will learn how to create your very own Rag quilted Bag, it is a quilt as you go. The grommets are optional, you can sew the handle directly on or make fabric ties.
Got some left over scraps from a jelly roll, this is the perfect project for that. From the designer, “I love using the scraps in my scrap box to make all sorts of patchwork projects. This is one of my favorites. I just pull a bunch of scraps in a variety of sizes and piece them together until I have a “new” piece of fabric to use.”
This free pattern is very useful and helps you stay organized. From the designer: ” I wanted to make a new tote – but I wanted to kick up the storage a notch. I tend to just throw everything in my bag and then I have a ton of stuff just swimming in the bottom of the bag. Which is definitely super annoying! So to help with this dilemma, I designed the Posy Pocket Tote!”
Log Cabin Tote Bag
This is a great looking tote, well worth the quilting time. rom the design director Nancy Wiles, “cut scrappy strips of assorted Bali Batiks from Hoffman California Fabrics to make two mirror-image Log Cabin blocks”.