One bag done three ways! It’s fun to see how a basic bag can evolve. This is the third version of our Trio, featuring straight line quilting across the upper panels, plus an adjustable, detachable strap and zippered front pocket.
This tote trio series is all about showing how one project can be done multiple ways to create a variety of finished looks. We love the brights colors, custom monogram, and decorative stitching featured on this version.
Our Bright Spot Tote series shows one project done three ways on three different machines. Our basic big, bold design finishes at a generous 16” x 16” x 7” with clean lines and layered structure accented with precise topstitching.
A sleek, soft bag in a traditional curved shape with both carry handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. This “New Classic” has timeless lines but with an upstart edginess that adds just the right infusion of fun.
You might not be traveling far at the moment, but a handsome tote is a wonderful addition to your collection any day! A subtle bit of gorgeous embroidery is the finishing touch that really makes a project your own.
You can’t sit and sew home décor projects all day long. Sometimes you need an exercise break … but not a break from style. We paired a décor…
The front of a bag is a bit like a blank slate. We started with a gorgeous metallic linen, then added a quilted windowpane grid, and finally, arranged twelve tone-on-tone yo-yos as the perfect dimensional accent.
Tall and thin, but big enough to hold the tallest of Rieslings and the roundest of Champagnes. It’s a fabulous way to turn a gift of wine into two presents in one. Colorful carabiners are the perfect size and shape for the handles.
Create a fun, colorful, insulated lunch bag that features a bold monogram clearly stating, “That’s my PB&J, dude… hands off.” We combine a linen-blend solid with a striking quilting cotton on the outside, wipe-clean rip stop inside.
Freshen up for spring outings with a fabulous tote you can use for farmers’ markets, retail therapy or just as a new everyday bag. This is what we call a statement bag. It’s specifically designed to make the best use of a fabric collection’s boldest, brightest colors and motifs.
We all know good things don’t always come in small packages. They can be small, medium or large… and still be quite wonderful. That’s why we made these super cute gift bags in three sizes. A great ScrapBusters project!
Spring kicks-off the outdoor events and festivals. Did you know that many venues no longer allow closed totes and bags to be brought in? If you want to carry in a larger bag, they require it to be see-through. Sew4Home to the rescue with a fashionable, functional solution.
We’ve done totes and we’ve done yoga mat carriers, but – until this – hadn’t combined the two in such a stylish way. Collect all your gear into a generously sized tote, then use the handy wraparound straps to secure your mat.
Patterns for lightweight, flexible bags that can best replace plastic can be hard to find. Luckily, you’re a clever sewing person and can make your own – with a little help from S4H. Ours are made from two layers of quilting cotton.
A versatile carryall with room to spare. We took inspiration from the heavy duty feed sack fabric of the early 1900s to create a look that’s nostalgically trendy and eye-catching but in a hardworking modern canvas substate.
Making a wonderful bag for yourself or as a gift is a great sense of accomplishment. In this tutorial, we focus on creating a cool tote that’s perfect for beginners: very easy, but also cute and classic.
Structured on the bottom, soft on the top. The walls and base use a combo of fusible foam and rigid interfacing to form a perfect round shape. The drawstring top is soft and flexible, creating a billowy cap to cover the contents.
It snaps closed and opens wide to carry a pair of shoes, a change of clothes, and all the extras you need to get back to your workout routine. The lining is water-resistant ripstop nylon so you can toss in damp items.
Crisp white + pops of color: that’s the plan for Spring. This versatile tote opens wide (full 6” depth) or cinches down to a handy tapered top. The two-part lining pulls up to form a clever drawstring cover, protecting the contents inside.
This is our most popular reusable grocery bag pattern. It’s prettier, safer, and sturdier than the bags you often find in stores. Use a substantial substrate, like a canvas, cotton duck or even an outdoor fabric, which was our choice.
Make a bold statement as you stroll the open air markets of France – or these days, perhaps just while wearing a mask in the aisles of your local grocer. The bag is a lovely blend of unique trim, dramatic fabric, and fussy cutting.
From fiery red to golden yellow, Fall is an explosion of color. This simple box tote adds eye-catching yarn wrapped handles and hand stitched yarn accents to create a similar pop of bold color against a natural background.
Vibrant fabric accents look great against the bright color of the mesh and the gleaming nickel hardware. The mesh body lets sand and dirt sift out while at the same time allowing air to flow in and help dry out suits and towels.
If you’re brand new to bags, this is a super quick and easy project to kick off your experience. It starts as one long panel, then folds up with finished seams inside and out. Dive into your scrap stash for your best bold prints.
This fast and easy project is excellent for young kids or anyone just learning to sew. Classic bandanas on the outside, denim on the inside, and bound all around with layered webbing handles. Add a mini pom tassel for extra fun.
This pair of foldaway cotton grocery bags comes with its own carrying case. It’s compact enough (just 5″ x 7″ x 2″) to throw in your purse or keep in the car’s glove box. There’s even a handy front pocket to hold a shopping list.
We used barkcloth in bold tropical prints for our dramatic totes, but other mid-to-heavyweight substrates would work too. The generous size makes it perfect as a market shopper, everyday carryall or even a diaper bag alternative.
Special accents are the perfect touch for a professional bag finish. This terrific tote has rivets securing the straps, jean buttons on the side pockets, cool metal grommets, western style pocket flaps, and twin needle topstitching.
It earns our Sewing Survival emblem because the construction is fast and easy, but without sacrificing any style! You can make this beautiful bag in an afternoon, learning straight seams, topstitching, and boxed corners.