Eight Free Bags & Totes Patterns


We love making bags, pouches, totes, purses and more. If it’s got handles and holds our stuff, we’re in. The best part of making your own bags is customizing it to fit your life, which is why we’ve put together a list of eight free bags & totes patterns! If you’re a bag-making newbie, no worries, we’ve included a couple tips from bag pros.

Intimidated by zippers? Not anymore, thanks to Jessica VanDenburgh from Sew Many Creations!

Visit Jessica at the Sew Many Creations booth at AQS QuiltWeek or catch her at SewManyCreations.com.

Learn from Brenda Miller’s 12 Bag Sewing Tips!

Rabbit Hole Tote

Use up your scrap denim making a rustic tote!

Owl Handbag by Barbara Crawford

Make an owl handbag is full of whimsy sure to appeal to everyone, from the young to the young-at-heart.

Lady Liberty Bag by Deborah G. Stanley

Use easy improv piecing to make this sturdy tote from scraps!

Wavy Windows Bag by Pauline Ineson

Imagine all of the possibilities with the peek-through design–and the compliments you’ll receive on the Wavy Windows Bag.

Embellished Tablet Tote by Shelley Scott-Tobisch

Utilize the handy pockets in this tote and embellish to your heart’s delight!

Cross-Body Phone Bag by Brenda Miller

Follow along with a video tutorial from Brenda Miller to make a bag perfect for carrying your phone.

fuse applique canvas tote

Fuse Applique Canvas Tote

Use canvas fabric to make this easy tote and embellish it with fuse applique. Learn how with a step-by-step video tutorial!

free bags totes patterns

Flying Geese Zipper Pouch

Make a zipper pouch perfect for packing your notions and organizing larger bags.

Want to try the latest bag trend?

Use cork fabric for your bag!

Cork fabric is pliable, durable, easy to cut, and it’s thin enough to easily sew on any domestic machine. Its non-fraying edge makes it the perfect material for elevating any bag to the next level.

Show off your creation!

Join the AQS Quilting Project Parade Facebook group to join a community of quilters and share your creations. We can’t wait to see what you make!

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