Visit the pattern shop Shop for bag and purse sewing patterns in every style

DIY Rope bag

All posts may contain affiliate links.

I couldn't believe it when I saw how this bag was made - just from a piece of rope! It's ingenious. Makes great beach and grocery bags. I'm making one for my mom too.

Use your basic sewing skills and some humble rope to build a fabulous bag with this easy to follow rope bag sewing tutorial. Perfect for the beach, market or picnics!
I love how sturdy and practical this bag is, I can see myself toting it to all kinds of summer events, at the beach, for picnics and barbecues and even at the market, the perfect place to carry my bread and produce. It would make a great handmade gift too!
The colors in this example are beautifully summery.
Materials needed:

  • 200 feet (you can go up to 300 if you want a larger bag and longer handles) 1/4″ rope in color of choice
  • sewing machine
  • denim needle 90/14
  • matching or contrast denim thread (or both)
  • scissors
  • measuring tape
  • pins

Rope bag tutorial

We think you'll like these patterns for storage and organizers to sew

We know our readers just love to sew storage and organizer projects so we've got lots of them. We've handpicked some of our favorites to feature in our pattern store. These are some of the most popular that are readers are sewing now!