100+ Free Tote Bag Patterns | Round Up

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Are you a bag lady like me?  (don’t laugh but I have bags for almost everything under the sun!)  If you answered YES, this tote bag post is for you!  I have rounded up a list of over 100 free tote bag patterns from around the web.  Just click on the link, grab your materials and start sewing!

100+ Free Tote Bag Patterns Rounded Up in one place. The Sewing Loft

 100+ Free Tote Bag Patterns


100+ Tote Bag Patterns Rounded Up in one place. The Sewing Loft



1. Mini Quilted Tote

2. Betsy Bag

3. Buttercup Bag (fat quarter friendly)

4. Carry Tote (micro mini)

5. Ellie Travel Case (pictured, I MUST make this!)

6. Fat Quarter Tote (fat quarter friendly)

7. Half Tote (fat quarter friendly)

8. Hexi Mini

9. Lunch Tote (pictured)

10. Pleated Purse

11. Quilted Lunch Tote

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12. Oversized Feed sack

13. 1 Hour Bag

14. 2 Hour Tote

15. Canvas Tote

16. Cargo Duffle

17. Carpet Bagger (looks fantastic!)

18.  Cross Body Tote

19. Detour Diaper Bag (not your standard bag. I would totally use this for an everyday.)

20. Fold & Go Market Tote (great for making and keeping in car)

21. Giant Beach Bag

22. Hobo Bag

23. It’s a Cinch

24. Jumbo Bag

25. Jumbo Tote

26. Minimalist Tote (pictured)

27. Napkin Tote Bag (refashion)

28. No Sew Applique Tote

29. Origami Bento Bag (fat quarter friendly)

30. Out of Town Tote

31. Perfect Tote

32. Pool Tote

33. Rope Bag (so easy!)

34. Shopping Bag

35. Sling Bag

36. Summer Tote

37. Tank Top Tote (refashion)

38. Tied Handle Tote

39. Two Tone Fabric Tote

40. Waterfront Park (pictured)

41. The Weekender (Oversized and WOW! Advanced skills)

42. Yoga Bag

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43. Bucket Bag

44. Boxy Bag (pictured)

45. Conversation Bag

46. Crazy Quilt Bag

47. Easy Breezy Tote

48. Fold Over Messenger (pictured)

49. Flying Geese Tote (pictured)

50. Flyerion Bag

51. Hailey Bag

52. Hexagon Tetris (pictured)

53. Hexi Haven

54. Indie Bag (pictured)

55. Indie Project Bag

56. Ipanema Beach Bag

57. Patchwork Bag

58. Patchwork Tote

59. Promenade Market Tote (fat quarter friendly)

60. Retro Messenger Bag (sturdy)

61. Ruffle Tote

62. Timber Mosaic (2 sizes)

63. Urban Jungle Bag 

64. Weekender Travel Tote (pictured)

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65. Canvas Tote Bag

66. Ado Diaper Bag

67. Bia Bag (perfect any day bag)

68. Bias Tape Tote (pictured)

69. Garden Tote

70. One Strap Bag

71. Park Bag (love!)

72. Pocket Bag

73. Pocket Beach Bag

74. Pocket Tote

75. Ruby Lou Bag (super cute! especially for the little girl in your life)

76. Travel Sewing Bag 

77. Triple Tote

78. Utility Fabric Tote

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79. Haunted House Tote

80. Halloween Treat Bags

81. Personalized Bag (pictured)

82. 20 Minute Tote

83. Beach Bound

84. Bow Tote (1 hour)

85. Camp Chair Tote

86. Car Organizer Carrier

87. Carries Flowers (so pretty)

88. Casserole Tote

89. Gym Bag

90. Guitar Tote

91. Mesh Beach Bag

92. Moose Bag

93. Notebook Bag

94. Pleated Tote (pictured)

95. Sand Toy Tote

96. Sling Tote

97. Spring Tote (pictured)

98. Summer Satchel

99. Sweetheart Bag

100. Tee Shirt Tote (refashion)

101. Towel Tote (so easy)

102. Tutu Bag (love this for any little girl!)

 100+ Tote Bag Patterns Rounded Up in one place. The Sewing Loft


Learn how to create rolled handbag handles

Create easy purse handles with bias tape

Tips to reclaim hardware


Now, how’s that for some creative inspiration?  I just knew there were amazing tote bag patterns out there and I was determined to find them!  Every tote bag project listed is a free pattern and will help you with step by step instructions.  Did I miss one of your favorite tote bags?  If so, leave me a link in the comments and I will be sure to include them on the list.  Don’t forget to Pin This tote bag patterns round up post for easy reference.

Looking for even more ideas? Check out these Craftsy classes for easy video training that you can watch any time of day, even in your pj’s!

Learn how to create a quilt as you go tote bag with this class on Craftsy. Learn bag making basics with this free class on Craftsy.

Learn how to make leather bags with this video class on Craftsy.  Learn how to make this weekend duffel bag with this video class on Craftsy.





ps- Still want more creative ideas to stitch through your stash? Check up these other round up posts.  Remember, all the projects and patterns are FREE!

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  1. What bag is the third one on the top row?

  2. Amazing! Thanks for compiling a list!

    • Great post!
      Thanks for sharing!
      But to hold all your belongings,you’ll have to choose a good beach bag first.I bought two.
      You may want to have a look.

  3. Thanks, Heather, for referencing my post about upcycling purse hardware and for the great list of free bag patterns!

  4. rawracademy says

    Love this post! I already have my eyes on the minimalist tote and the origami bento bag. Great blog!


  6. another question. where is the pin for keeping this wonderful collection of lists ????

  7. Sherri | Thread Riding Hood says

    Thanks for including my Diaper Bag on the list Heather! Really appreciate it 🙂

  8. Thank you! I’ve already made the buttercup pattern and I absolutely love the purse. Can you tell me which pattern is for the tote that is on the left side, 1/2 way down in the collage. It’s light blue with yellow and orange accents and an orange flower pattern? Thank you again!!

  9. Sumit Kumar says

    It’s very nice design of tote bag, How can customized it?

  10. Anna Lee Dilley says

    I can’t find the pattern for third one in top row . It would be helpful if the name was on the picture .

  11. Sandy A in St. Louis says

    Thank you for this list! I needed to make a quick tote for a friend who is having surgery next week and I found what I was looking for here,

  12. andi humairah says

    hi. I’m andi. how i can get the book about tote bag patterns.thanks

    • Hello Andi,
      There is no printable format for this post. You will need to click on each link to print off the patterns.

  13. yes. I am lady bag like you

  14. #7 Half Tote link won’t let me in. 🙁

    This blog is open to invited readers only


    • I’m sorry to hear that you are having trouble. Perhaps the blogger changed her settings after this post was created.

  15. Meri Bushey says

    Where is the download link? I must be going blind!! lol

    • It’s all the needle threading Meri!!
      Click the name of the project you would like to make and it will take you directly to the pattern.

  16. Hi I love these bags but it would be helpful to have small pictures of each bag next to the links because it takes a lot of time clicking on each link to see what the bag actually looks like. Thanks.

  17. great blog and list of patterns. between this and fabrics that i will start purchasing at canvasetc.com, i should be able to make some nifty stuff. I just bought some ballistic nylon and cotton duck from them.

  18. Sling bags says

    Wow its awesome tips for sling bags and earring… Saw almost all your work… Its good. Even I m a hand embroider and I love detailing embroideries…

  19. These bags looks so good variety of bags in such a different colour. With amazing combination.
    The House of Tara

  20. Grady Elliott says

    Awesome collection and great list. You share the interesting post. Thanks!

  21. Vimbainashe says

    Nice bags I would like to try making some of them