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The Best 1/2 Yard Tote Bag EVER – FREE sewing pattern (with video)

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The Best 1/2 Yard Tote Bag EVER - FREE sewing pattern

This is the Best 1/2 Yard Tote Bag EVER sewing pattern. The designer, Gingercake, has made a fabulous pattern and given it to us all for free.

The designer rates her project as THE BEST and who are we to argue. We love it! A simple to sew tote that still has handy pockets both on the inside and the outside of the bag. This makes a great beginner sewing project.

The Best 1/2 Yard Tote Bag EVER - FREE sewing pattern

Virginia says ” I LOVE scraps but I also appreciate a project that uses my piece of fabric to the fullest. That is the best part of this tote bag- it uses every piece of a 1/2 yard in a smart and useful way. AND, it is great for beginners too! “

Complete with a video tutorial

This Tote Bag is a simple project that you can see on Gingercake’s YouTube channel. You can learn how to make this adorable tote bag by watching the 15-minute video below.

You can download the cutting guide by clicking on the purple button below, which will take you straight to the designer’s website.

Click here for the pattern

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We are all so lucky that the designers we work with are generous enough to offer us all free patterns, tutorials and videos. These are a ‘try me’ so you can get to know them. Please check out all of the other patterns Gingercake has with us below.

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