Tutorial: Monogrammed tote bag

Tutorial: Monogrammed tote bag

Jenn from Sweet T Makes Three shows how you can make this pretty monogrammed tote bag.  It’s a sturdy bag (made from two layers of duck fabric, plus interfacing), and roomy, too.  Based on her cutting …

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Beach-bag-main-1Marni from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial at Momtastic showing how to make this beach bag with cord straps.  It’s easy to make – just a simple rectangular tote with cording and jumbo eyelets for straps.  The size she shows …

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Tutorial: Sling library book bag

Tutorial: Sling library book bag

We make good use of our public library during the summer.  Becky from Patchwork Posse guest blogs at Skip To My Lou with a tutorial showing how to make this sling library book bag that …

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Free pattern: Modern Curves Tote Bag

Free pattern: Modern Curves Tote Bag

The Modern Curves Tote Bag is a free pattern from Remona from The Stitching Scientist.  The front of the bag is pieced in a curved design, and has a zippered pocket off to one side.  The …

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Tutorial: Carry It All Tote Bag

Tutorial: Carry It All Tote Bag

I bet you can figure out why Melissa from Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns calls this her Carry It All Tote.  She made it to carry to SNAP conference earlier this year, but not that …

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Tutorial: Totes Adorbs tote bag

Tutorial: Totes Adorbs tote bag

Kristy from The Diary of Dave’s Wife shares a tutorial at Eighteen 25 for making this tote bag that is Totes Adorbs.  It even says so in oversized letters cut from transfer vinyl.  Made from canvas …

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Tutorial: Railroad Tote

Tutorial: Railroad Tote

The Purl Bee shares a tutorial for making their Railroad Tote, a roomy bag made railroad denim.  There is a simple elegance to the striped fabric.  Or for a different look, try a bold home dec print. Finished dimensions are 12″ …

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square1Mark Montano shows how you can make this cute summer Seahorse Tote.  It’s made from a sturdy cotton twill, with a pair of seahorses stenciled on it.  Embellishments like fringe around the top, pearls for air bubbles, and aquarium gravel …

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Tutorial: Easy kids library bag

Tutorial: Easy kids library bag

This kids library bag by Amber from Crazy Little Projects makes it easy for kids to tote their books to and from the library.  It’s an easy project and she shares a tutorial showing how …

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Free pattern: Expanding Nautical Tote Bag

Free pattern: Expanding Nautical Tote Bag

Deby from So Sew Easy shares a free pattern for making her Expanding Nautical Tote Bag.  Snaps at the side give it a slimmer profile when you’re not carrying around so much.  Or, when you’ve got …

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Tutorial: Sweet Vintage Scrappy Patchwork Tote

Tutorial: Sweet Vintage Scrappy Patchwork Tote

Ashlee from My So Called Vintage Life pieced together scraps of vintage fabrics to make this lovely tote bag.  The pieces she used are just 2″ squares, so you can use your smaller fabric …

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Free pattern: Reversible Box ToteShannon from Very Shannon shares a free pattern for making her Reversible Box Tote.  The size and shape of this tote would make it a great project bag!  It’s a roomy bag with finished dimensions 8″ tall x  (14″ including the handle) …

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Tutorial: Rope handle summertime tote bagDena from Hearts & Sharts shares a tutorial at The Crafting Chicks showing how you can make this summertime tote bag.  A wide blue and white stripe, and straps made from rope and large grommets give it a nautical vibe.  …

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Tutorial: Gypsy Romance Soft Shoulder BagSew4Home shows how to make their Gypsy Romance Soft Shoulder Bag.  It’s a tote style bag pieced from smaller cuts of coordinating prints, with pom poms around the top for a happy, quirky trim.  It has boxed bottoms and lightweight …

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Tutorial: Summer Bag with lots of pockets, including a secret pocketJonie from Knot Sew Normal shows how to make her Summer Bag that’s packed with pockets on the outside and on the inside.  There’s a cool asymmetrical pocket on the front, and inside that pocket a tiny secret pocket where you can stash …

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