35 Fast and Easy Free Bag Patterns


Here is the ultimate collection of my all time favorite free bag patterns for you to make and enjoy. What can I say… a girl can never have too many bags!

If you don’t find the free sewing pattern you want in this post, I have more free bag patterns here!


Sew up a project bag to take with you to all your events! This bag has pockets all around on the inside and outside, plus a drawstring closure so nothing falls out.

clutch-bag sewing pattern

DIY Clutch Bag Pattern with a built in zipper pouch is perfect for when you just want to take a few things. Teen girls love small purses made with this free sewing pattern

tiny tote bag pattern

Use all your favorite scraps and create a Tiny Tote Bag and you will use it everyday!

shopping bag sewing pattern.

Sew up this shopping tote pattern for a roomy, beautiful bag!

tote bag for teachers sewing pattern

Free bag patterns that can be used for embroidery are my favorite Sew Teacher Tote Bags with optional machine embroidery.

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This Fish Shaped Beach Bag has optional mesh at the bottom to let the sand fall out.


The Cross Body Zipper Tote is so fast and easy to make… you’ll sew them for all the girls you know (but make sure to make one for yourself too)!


Sew up a tote that’s perfect for the beach with adorable flip flop machine embroidered applique! If you don’t have an embroidery machine you can use other applique designs and still have 3 cute exterior pockets.


No list of bag patterns would be complete without Noodlehead’s famous Cargo Tote… I know you love it!


The Arial Tote is a cute bucket bag sewing pattern with a phone pocket inside.

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Sew up a DIY Easy to Sew Snappy Tote  that snaps shut and is perfect for holding just a few essentials!

tote with many pockets free sewing pattern

Free bag patterns with pockets are the best for keeping everything handy. The Tote with Many Pockets is one of those. Cutting and fusing interfacing take up most of your time here. Use a home décor weight fabric so you can skip the interfacing!

The Basket Tote free sewing pattern is a classic purse. Skip the quilting and use fusible fleece instead for a fast sew! You could also skip the piping, but I don’t recommend that – it’s such a pretty touch.

My Speedy Patchwork Totes use gridded interfacing for quick piecing. Make them as large or small as you want!

The Picnic Tote makes a beautiful purse with pockets inside – and it’s really a lot simpler to make than it looks!


The Chubby Lunch Tote is big enough to use for other things, and super fast!

The Cross Body Convertible Tote. No alterations needed here – it was already fast.

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Sew both these cute totes from a yard of fabric with the One Yard Magic Bag Pattern because they really are magic! There are lots of options for the handles too.

The Pom Pom Tote. Although the quilting makes this bag really cute, you could quilt a lot less than I did. 🙂

This Japanese Style Tote bag pattern is even faster to sew if you skip the patchwork on the lining.

No handles to sew plus a simple design make the Rope Handled Tote a breeze! This is a free pattern that you’ll sew again and again because it’s so fast and easy.


The Flying Geese Tote is fast to make and really big so you can take everything with you.

If you skip the quilting on the Sweet Quilted Tote it will sew up in no time. Or spend 20 fun minutes quilting – I would!

This Little Book Bag with a pocket on front uses canvas so there’s no lining!

The 1 Yard Magic Hobo Bag. Seriously, 1 yard, 1 hour, and you’ll be done. I promise!

Make 2 messenger bags from 1 yard in under an hour with the 1 Yard Magic Messenger Bag free pattern. Hallelujah!

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I made this Sew Easy Big Tote Bag in just a couple hours, and you can too! This free bag pattern is more beautiful in person.

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If you love my free Sew Easy Big Tote Bag Tutorial – you can add an easy zipper at the top!


I sewed up this Strappy Bag with Pockets  in two different fabric styles to show you how different it can look, just by changing the fabric. Give it a try because you won’t know how easy it is to make until you do.


Download my Big Color Blocked Tote – Free Sewing Pattern today! It’s one of the most popular free bag patterns that I have written.


Sew a Clamshell Bag 2 Ways – plain or fancy – just the way you like it!


Here’s a bag you can sew that doubles as both a tote and a backpack! My Sew A Convertible Backpack Tote free bag pattern includes a free template.


Make your own Fabulous Flannel Tote! Click over to find the free tutorial…


Sew up a beautiful Gatherer Crossbody Bag by Anna Graham. It holds the basics without weighing you down!

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Sew up The Happy Hobo Bag free bag pattern because it’s easier than you think!

free bag pattern for a cross body clutch

Make yourself a Double Compartment Cross Body Bag with 2 main pockets, a slim third pocket, plus a zipper pocket on the back! You’ll love it:)

And happy sewing!


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  1. oh wow! i swear you read my mind as iwas looking for totes this morning.

    thank you

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