I love tote bags. I have to say, I probably have way more than I will ever use, but that doesn’t stop me from getting more – especially when I find wonderfully easy patterns to make them myself. Because of my love for tote bags, I have found a wonderful collection of 60 amazing tote bags that you can make yourself. You’re going to really love all of these patterns and you’ll love making all of the bags, too.
You can make some of these bags in less than an hour and many of them can be made from old clothing. You can buy clothing at your local Goodwill or thrift store – even the towels that are used to make a few of these can be bought really cheap. So, you’ll get an amazing new tote bag and many of them won’t cost you anything. Whether you’re looking for a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, which is just around the corner, or you just really want to add a new tote bag to your collection, you’re sure to find the perfect bag in this collection – perfectly fashionable and perfectly easy to DIY. Let’s grab those supplies and make some tote bags!
1. One Yard – One Hour Tote
This is a gorgeous tote bag and the material that they’ve used gives it such a wonderful beach vacation look. You can have this completely finished in about an hour and it only takes one yard of fabric – hence the name. Lighter fabric is probably better and really makes it perfect for summer. The bag is 16 inches deep and 19 inches wide when it’s finished – a pretty good sized tote bag for just an hour of work.
Instructions and Pattern: lazygirldesigns