All posts may contain affiliate links.
This is the Mod Log Cabin Tote Bag which is a FREE tote bag sewing pattern with a quilting twist to it.
This is your chance to use/try/learn quilt-as-you-go techniques while making a beautiful bag! This medium-sized Tote Bag is absolutely perfect for using as a purse or for carrying books, projects, or class materials. Easy bag construction methods make assembling this Tote Bag a breeze once the quilt-as-you-go is done.
The talented and generous designer, Sew Can She, has produced an excellent step by step tutorial blog post with lots of helpful tips and photos. Cutting sizes are given for each piece of fabric so you don’t need to download any pattern templates to sew this bag. Ideal for those that don’t have a printer.
The designer used a foam stabilizer as the quilt-as-you-go foundation, so the bag will have a nice sturdy shape that stands on its own.
The bag straps have been embellished with lines of topstitching. A contrasting thread was used to really make it stand out!
You will need the following materials:-
- 1/2 yard navy fabric,
- 1/4 yard pink fabric,
- 1/2 yard neutral-colored fabric for the lining,
- 1/2 yard foam stabilizer (60’’ wide),
- Fabric marking pen or pencil,
- Pins or Wonderclips,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
If you would like to check out the FREE tutorial for how to sew this quilted tote bag, you can click on the purple button below.
Click here for the FREE tutorial
Downloading this free pattern? Great! You would make our day if you ‘bought us a coffee’ to help with the site running costs. Thank you.
Want MORE Free sewing patterns?
Want to find more FREE sewing patterns for bags and more? Why not follow the Sew Modern Bags board dedicated to our favorite FREE sewing patterns here. Pin and save your favorite bag sewing patterns to your own boards for later. Don't forget to pin this article too.
More Tote Bags to sew
Everyone needs (a lot) more than one tote bag. They are a staple pattern in every sewing pattern collection and so versatile and adaptable. Check out a few recent tote bag patterns to sew from our store.