15 Easy Sew Totes and Bags You’ll Want to Make Immediately
You can never have too many bags. Practical, stylish, and versatile, totes and bags can serve so many purposes.
This post is packed with bags and totes for all occasions including snack bags, beach bags, gift bags, book bags and more. These tutorials are easy to sew – many can be made in only an hour or two. You may even learn some great new sewing techniques to use in other sewing projects.
Check out our round-up of 15 easy to sew totes and bags that you’ll want to make immediately – you’re sure to find something to make for yourself or give to your friends and family.
Cute Zipper Tote Bag
It’s small enough to be handy to carry around by big enough to fit just what you need. And it’s quite easy to make!
30-Minute Drawstring Backpack
If you’re looking for a simple sewing project to do with your kids, here’s a drawstring backpack you can make in 30 minutes or less.
Via Hello Wonderful
Easy, Easier, and Easiest Totes
Our Easy, Easier, and Easiest Totes are just that… easy! However, with French seams and some clever folds, instead of slapdash, these Totes are perfectly sharp. Use them all summer long for tooling around town or country, farmer’s market or beach!
Via Purl Soho
Reusable Snack Bag
Here’s a quick and easy way to make these adorable snack bags.
Via Sister What
Fabric Gift Bag
Sometimes it’s just fun to do something different and outside of ‘the box’. Sometimes it’s just fun to sew a gift bag– and then reuse it another year!
Honeymoon Beach Bag
It’s fabulous, quick, completely reversible and I’m slapping myself for not thinking of sharing it sooner. Thisis the perfect travel bag – big and sturdy – which means it will make an awesome honeymoon bag!
Origami Market Bag
Whip up this market bag called “The Origami Market Bag”. The name is taken from its unique folding technique. It makes up in a flash and is nice and roomy for all of your market treasure.
Via Lola Nova
Canvas Book Bag
This book bag is perfect for your ‘grab and go’ stash of reading material. Plus there are small pockets on the sides for any other necessary items.
Via She Can Sew
It was pretty and simple too. The bag takes about an hour and a half of leisurely sewing.
Via Sew Fine Fabric
Plaid Crossbody Bag
Can you believe it was made from a simple kitchen towel? Oh yeah! Who knew a simple towel could look so good?!
Easy Tote Bag
This easy tote bag tutorial is large and roomy and easy to make and with the two fabrics you can mix and match to make it really fun!
The Twenty Minute Tote
These totes really do come together in 20 minutes a piece which makes them a great, quick, way to add a little fun and excitement into the dull end of winter months.
Via Purl Soho
Dish Towel Tote
How to make an easy tote bag to carry your shoes, books and so much more.
Bright Chevron Bag
Grab two of your two favorite fabrics to make a fabulous summer bag.
Via All People Quilt
If you’ve fallen in love with sewing your own bags, here’s a great book for taking things to the next level, The Better Bag Maker: An Illustrated Handbook of Handbag Design
If sewing isn’t your thing but you love totes, Amazon has some really cute bags including the Ever Moda Chevron Collection Tote Bag, Large Roomy Tote Beach Bag or the elegant Top Handle Structured Two Tone Tote.