background preloader

DIY Totes & Shopping Bags

Facebook Twitter

10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials. Totes make great handmade gifts.

10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials

Here is a Tuesday Ten that shows a round-up of lovely totes. If you love to sew you might also like these free sewing tutorials right here on Skip to my Lou! Wallet-To-Tote On The Go: Tutorial. Lorraine from ikat bag is a favorite around here… She has tons of fun tutorials on her blog and she’s joined us before with this wonderful Back to School Pencil Case tutorial.

Wallet-To-Tote On The Go: Tutorial

Today Lorraine shares a tutorial for a new summer essential, the On the Go Wallet-to-Tote! Construction includes three main parts: Assembling the Wallet, Assembling the Outer Bag and Making the Lining. The tote zips into a convenient wallet in this unique and handy design. From Lorraine: Hello, Everyone. A Simple Six-Pocket Tote Bag. Travel Accessories: Plenty of Pockets Tote. When you're on the road, doesn't it always seems to be the ordinary, everyday things you are suddenly in desperate need of: gum, nail clippers, your headphones?

Travel Accessories: Plenty of Pockets Tote

I get a little panicky, certain I've left behind the most obvious items... as if perhaps I'm on an arctic expedition and won't see civilization for weeks. But the opportunity for replenishment doesn't matter; I want my stuff close at hand. That's the theory behind our handsome travel tote: plenty o' pockets to stash all your stuff. There are four big outside pockets that wrap front and back plus a deep inside compartment (exactly deep enough for a magazine, I might add!) With its own generous interior pocket. We offer a full set of pattern downloads below for the tote body as well as all the pockets. We recommend using a twin needle to do the decorative stitching on this project.

The finished size of the tote is approximately 12½" tall x 11½" wide with 2" deep sides and base. Contributors Storage Solutions Related Articles. How To Make A Bag From A T-Shirt (9 Pics) Step 1.

How To Make A Bag From A T-Shirt (9 Pics)

Turn the T-shirt inside out, fold it in half and in half and mark up a semi-circular shape with a pen. Step 2. Cut carefully so that it is even. Step 3. Stitch from the bottom and the sides. Step 4. Step 5. Accessories - Bunny Tote. Reversible, Lined, Color-Blocked Tote. I’ve got a new summer bag that I totally love.

Reversible, Lined, Color-Blocked Tote

It’s nice and heavy-weight, the perfect size for all my stuff, annnnd…… It’s reversible! Yay! It’s good to have options. Here are the TOTE bag versions we’ve tried so far…. This time around we’ll make it: • reversible (similar to having a lining) • color-blocked on the outside with heavy Duck Cloth (read more about duck cloth and other fabrics in my book) • DIY handles Summer, Summer, Summer time. Let’s get started. Start by cutting all your bag pieces. The reversible bag is basically two separate bags, sewn together at the top. Decide what size you’d like for your bag. Start by sewing the handles.

If you’re using lightweight fabrics, place right sides of the fabric together and sew down each side. However, with heavy duck cloth it’s very difficult to pull the fabric right-side out. Now piece together the bag fronts and backs…. Now your bag pieces are ready to assemble. Then Box out the bottom of each bag, about 2 1/2 inches on each side. Groovy T-Shirt Tote. There are currently no images from other crafters. close Terms & Conditions You must enter into this Agreement if you want to submit digital images or other content to Prime Publishing through Sharing Customer Images (the "Service").

Groovy T-Shirt Tote

As used in this Agreement, "we" or "Prime Publishing" means Prime Publishing, LLC. and "you" means the individual or entity submitting materials to Prime Publishing. Any individual or entity that wants to use the Service must accept the terms of this Agreement without change. Scrapppy Reusable Produce Bag Tutorial.

October is Scrapbusters Month over at and I decided to get into the spirit and use up some of my scraps.

Scrapppy Reusable Produce Bag Tutorial

I ended up making lots of things, but I thought that this would be pretty useful for most as an alternative to the rolls of plastic produce bags in the grocery store. The measurements are very flexible, and I think that having bars of cotton fabric instead of total construction of mesh will help it hold up longer. DIY Fruit & Veggie Bags. I’m on a plane to Salt Lake City as we speak, so I asked Mariah from Everything Golden to stop by and share a (super awesome) DIY with you today.

DIY Fruit & Veggie Bags

I’ll be back tomorrow with some sneak peeks for Alt – hint: that secret thing I’ve been working on & a look at my new letterpress business cards. Anyway, I’ll let Mariah take it away… I usually always remember to bring my canvas bags to the grocery store or farmers market. However, when I reach the fruit and vegetable section, I resort to using plastic. DIY Tote Made Of Cotton Bandanas. The local discount store has these colorful $1 cotton bandanas and they are super hard for me to resist.

DIY Tote Made Of Cotton Bandanas

I used 4 of them, fusible interfacing, a few sequins, bugle beads, seed beads and some 50 cent thrift shop purse handles to make two fun summer tote bags for my too cutie great nieces in Missouri. (Hey Kadence and Bella Rose!) The Two Pillowcase Shopping Bag - A Tutorial. Got a linen closet full of pillowcases?

The Two Pillowcase Shopping Bag - A Tutorial

If you can spare two pillowcases, here is a tutorial for a free reusable shopping bag: One pillowcase will form the outside, and the other will be the lining. Lay both pillowcases flat and cut out the pattern below. Make A 1 Yard, 1 Hour Tote Bag. If you’re new here, welcome to Lazy Girl Designs blog. If you’d like to read about making your own purse, zipper tips, tutorials, and sewing resources on a regular basis, please consider subscribing to the RSS feed.