Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Free pattern day: Tote bags !

Just in time for back-to-school or holiday projects, we've assembled a collection of 50  free sewing patterns for tote bags, shopping bags, backpacks, and duffle bags.  These are perfect for books, groceries, knitting, or anything else you need to haul around! You might also be interested in free patterns for purses and tablet and laptop cases.  (This post was updated on June 5, 2016).
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Triune Tote bag, free pattern by Pat Bravo Designs


Overnight Bag tutorial by Rebecca from Our Busy Little Bunch as seen at Inspired by Fabric


Pom Pom Tote tutorial by Made by Marion for Camelot Fabrics 


Backpack, free pattern by Robert Kaufman Fabrics


All in a Row tote bag, free pattern at Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)


All Zipped Up yoga bag tutorial at Camelot Fabrics


Easy Messenger Style Book Bag tutorial at Plum and June


Rainy Day vinyl tote bag tutorial at Havel’s Sewing


Ellie Travel Case tutorial at Fabric Mutt


Pastiche Tote Bag, free pattern by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics (PDF download)


Tohoku Tote Bag tutorial at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

 
Big Bucket Tote Bag, free pattern by Jennifer Mathis at Pellon Projects

 
Retro Overnight Bag tutorial by The Crafty Kitty for Birch Fabrics


Beach Tote tutorial by Love Elaine for Cloud 9 Fabrics


Sweet and Simple Tote tutorial at Hawthorne Fabrics


A Totebag tutorial at Chic Envelopements

 
Quick Pool Tote made with laminated cotton, free pattern at Quilt Views


Pocket Tote, free pattern for Free Spirit Fabrics as seen at Cotton Patch


Market Tote trio bag tutorial at Sew4Home


Baker Street Bag tutorial by Sew Sweetness


Quilted Bucket Bag tutorial at Camelot Fabrics


Nap Sack backpack free pattern by Debbie Mumm
 

Governors Island Backpack tutorial at The New New


Cargo Duffle Bag, free pattern by Anna Graham at Noodle Head for Robert Kaufman Fabrics 


Herringbone Haul it All Tote tutorial by Marion McClellan of My Quilt Dad at Moda Bakeshop


Drunkard’s Path Quilted Tote tutorial at Ricochet and Away 


Clermont Farms Quilted Tote Bag tutorial by Glenn Dragone at Moda Bakeshop (click for pdf)


Simple Six-Pocket Bag, 8 x 10 x 4", tutorial at Better Homes and Gardens


Sewing Mat Carrier Bag, fits an 18"sewing mat, free pattern by Melissa Peda for Free Spirit Fabric (PDF download)


Alex bag tutorial at Claire Turpin Designs 


Fancy Free multipurpose sling bag, free pattern by Melissa Peda at 100 billion stars 


Fancy Free Bag, version 2 by Melissa Peda

Felt Tote Bag tutorial by Martha Stewart


Black and White Currant Tote, free pattern at Henry Glass Fabrics (PDF download


The Big Tote tutorial by Shwin and Shwin (this tote has braid handles and a zipper top)



Meadlowlark Tote, free pattern by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics (PDF)


Back To School Kid Size tote with appliqued word "read"; tutorial by Christina McKinney for Birch Fabrics



Secretary Bag tutorial by Sara Lawson at Sew Sweetness


DIY Tote with leather straps and snap button closure, tutorial by Bee Inspired as seen at Sew Sweetness 


Ipanema Beach Bag tutorial by Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt for Birch Fabrics


Reusable Washable Shopping Bag tutorial at Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures


Trail tote bag, cross-body style in two sizes with outside zipper, free pattern by Noodle Head for Robert Kaufman Fabrics 


Oversize reversible tote, free pattern by Megan Avery for Windham Fabrics
 

Dubstepper messenger bag, 10 x 12 x 3”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Quilted tote bag tutorial at All People Quilt


Take Me To Class tote bag tutorial by The Sewing Chick as seen at Sew In Love With Fabric


Time Warp Tote, 14 x 4 x 12", free pattern at Cloud 9 Fabrics  (PDF download) 


Reversible Tote bag, free pattern at Camelot Fabrics (PDF download)
 

Market Tote bag tutorial by Bijou Lovely Designs


Canvas Tote Bag tutorial by Mary Pepper for All People Quilt


Fashion Market Tote, free pattern by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics


Right Turn Bag, free pattern by Anna Maria Horner for Janome (PDF download)


Placemat Bag tutorial (make a bag from one quilted placemat) by No Big Dill




Lunch Bag tutorial by Ayumi at Pink Penguin


Color Beat Tote, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Square Bag tutorial by Anita at Bloomin Workshop


Mother and Daughter Tote Bag, free pattern at Oliver + S


Bias Tape Tote Bag tutorial at Martha Stewart 


Easy Pleazy Tote Tutorial at Pieceful Kwilter


Lazy Days Quilted Tote tutorial at Better Homes & Gardens


The Big Tote by Terri Stegmiller: here is the original post and the downloadable pattern


Classic Tote tutorial by Irene at Sew Mama Sew


Removable Tote Organizer at Martha Stewart


This handy three-pocket pouch is fashioned from a carpenter's canvas nail apron.  Cut off the apron straps, sew on buttons and twill tape loops, then slip inside a tote bag like the one shown.

Reversible Bag pattern and tutorial at Very Purple Person


Bag with Fabric Panel Insert, free pattern by Eldrid Røyset Førde at Kameleon Quilt


Fat Sack by Terri Atkinson at Atkinson Designs


Offset Chevron Tote tutorial by Mandy from Fabric Paper Glue


Hand Appliqued Petal Bag tutorial by Vanessa Christenson at V and Co


Quilted Chevron Tote Bag by Maureen Cracknell for Riley Blake Designs


Diana Hobo, free pattern at Think Liz


It’s a Cinch Bag tutorial by Sweet Verbena


Scrappy Poppy Bag, free pattern by Virginia Robertson for McCall’s Quilting


Gray and Orange Pocket Bag, free pattern at Better Homes and Gardens


Pillow Cover to Messenger Bag tutorial at Living With Punks



Carry All Tote with Ruffle Fabric by Vanessa Christenson at V and Co


Patchwork Conversation Bag tutorial at Sew Sweetness


Just Beachy tote bag, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics 



Row By Row H2O tote bag, free pattern at Timeless Treasures Fabrics 


Mesh Beach Bag tutorial by Martha Stewart



Image credits and links: All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at Quilt Inspiration.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks.I love bag with many pockets. Small on summer and large in winter and you?

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  2. Fabulous post...what a resourse

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