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.
Light/dark – they say opposites attract, and that is at the core of this gorgeous two-tone tote. The striking contrast gives the project a modern look with a sleek simplicity that sets off the focal point: real leather handles.
If you’re sewin’ and you know it… clap your hands. Honor your favorite hobby with our fun machine embroidery patches. Free downloads are included in 6 popular formats. We used Sulky 30wt cotton for a perfect matte finish.
A quilted top with a plain base. Mixing large and small motifs as well as textures is a great way to balance your design and bring in variety. Finish the look with sleek piping accents and pretty over-the-shoulder straps.
It’s a fabulous fifties flashback – retro cool but with modern features that make it easier to construct. We love the bold chevron accent on the front and back, reminiscent of the two-tone tail fins of ‘50s era cars.
Plenty o’ pockets to stash all your stuff! There are four big outside pockets that wrap front and back plus a deep inside compartment. We offer a free set of pattern downloads for the tote body as well as all the pockets.
Generous in size and style thanks to a perfect combination of bold fabric and striking embroidery. Use our free machine embroidery design download or the free printable template for hand embroidery.
Neutral tones of canvas and a simple mini-tote style combine into the perfect backdrop for our stunning Lion’s Head machine embroidery design. We offer free downloads in the six most popular file formats.
Tightly spaced, straight line quilting goes right across the appliqué for an unbroken pattern that wraps from front to back. We designed the modern skyscraper appliqué on the front and back to feature jelly roll strips.
It has all the traits needed to rocket to the top of the totes. Precision cutting – both straight and on the bias, piping accents, and corded handles are just a few of the styling particulars that give this bag its iconic appeal.
There are so many ways to approach a fabric basket. For this one, we designed a set of unique “V-point” angled handles in a bold contrasting color, then added a big satin bow as a final sweet touch. Fill it with sweet Valentine treats.
Insulated with thermal batting to help keep food warm or cold. There are plenty of interior pockets – all in easy-care PUL. And the top zipper provides a secure closure so even if the tote tips, your picnic doesn’t spill.
Make it in soft cotton laminate to whisk away the weather. We even used a weather-resistant zipper for the outer pocket. With 5″ box corners, you can handle a full load of power shopping. Closes with a top magnetic snap.
Tall, thin and elegant, this bag could be a runway model. Or maybe at least be carried by one of those long-legged beauties. Soft faux leather is the perfect background for the beautiful jacquard ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons.
This tote is designed in a shopper style, which means it’s a generous size that opens wide at the top and can be slung over your shoulder or carried by hand. We recommend easy-to-sew faux leather and vinyl for the sleek look.
When the light outside dims, it’s the perfect time for a bag with built-in reflective capabilities. Although designed with kids in mind, there’s no reason it couldn’t be used for adults as well. Just lengthen the crossbody strap.
Lightweight enough to fold away into their own handy carrying case, but tough enough to take on the big grocery chores. We used bound ripstop nylon for a great set of shopping totes that work as hard as you do.
Fussy cutting of multiple motifs is the name of the game in creating this bag’s special look. The front features a fabric flower, and decorative metal rivets help hold the strap ends in place for a subtle dash of dimension.
For this unique crossbody bag, we created “ribbon fabric,” taking one ⅝” wide ribbon and stacking it to create matching accents of varying widths: single, triple and quadruple. An amazing embellishment that adds a great texture.