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 happy version.
Our Bright Spot Tote series shows one bag project done 3 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.
We paired a décor weight exterior with a standard weight cotton lining. Then we calmly meditated on the easiest instructions with the most stylish details. The result guarantees good karma for all who tote this tote to class.
These box totes are sewn up in 100% linen so they have a wonderfully soft slouch. Each bag features three coordinating solid colors set against one another in big, bold blocks both inside and out.
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.
We call it our Nap-In-A-Bag: a lightweight drawstring bag that holds a bound fleece blanket and a matching pillow. This clever portable sleep set is a great option for school naps, grandma’s house, or anywhere nap time is needed.
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!
Our big beach bag is all cotton so it breathes well and dries in a snap. Rope handles add a nautical touch and a ring of grommets makes it easy to open wide so you can load up plenty of towels and other important beach gear.
As we return to outdoor events and festivals, did you know many venues no longer allow closed totes and bags? If you want to carry in a larger bag, it must be see-through. S4H to the rescue with a fashionable 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 very easy, but also cute and classic. Choose between two different strap styles.
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 fresh green to golden yellow, Spring is an explosion of color. This simple box tote adds eye-catching yarn wrapped handles and hand stitched accents for 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.
With a generously sized, round bucket tote, you can keep all your tools of the trade together so they’re handy to take from room to room or out and about. For extra toughness, we suggest canvas on the exterior as well as the lining.
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, layered webbing handles, and bound all around. 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.
A generously sized tote with an open top to make it easy to load and unload. The 5” boxed corners have a cool reverse, riveted style. And, we added a horizontal strap at the back to slip over the handle of rolling luggage.
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.