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Top 20 best free Tote Bag sewing patterns

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What was the first bag you sewed? Was it a tote bag? The tote bag is perhaps the most widely used term when it comes to bag sewing patterns. The term tote bag can really cover bags of all shapes and sizes and designs, from the very simple single layer of fabric market tote to quite an elaborate bag with zippers and adjustable straps that you could use as an everyday smart purse or handbag – and absolutely everything in between!

In this collection, we’ve gathered together our Top 20 of all the free tote bag sewing patterns we’ve featured on the site. We think these will give sewers of all abilities something to add to their pattern stash. And with every tote bag and purse pattern in this list being free, you can quickly build a pattern stash that will keep you sewing for weeks!

Top Twenty Free Tote Bag sewing patterns

Our favorite collection of the Top 20 FREE Tote Bag Sewing Patterns from all of the patterns we've added to the archives here to date. You might want to open each pattern in a new tab so you can keep this list available, and check them all out.

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When you just need to sew and don't want to get into a really complicated project, you can't beat a classic sewing pattern for a tote bag. We've got 50 of our favorite tote bag patterns hand-picked for you in the store. Go to the shop page to find them all saved by category.