Friday, February 26, 2021

Quick and Easy French Seams Tote Bag


Hello lovely makers, happy Friday to you all!

I think it's quite obvious by now that tote bags are one of my favorite things to sew. And today I'm going to share with you one of the easiest totes ever 😊.

All you need to make this unlined bag is just a 1/2 yard of medium to heavy weight fabric (canvas, denim, home decor, or even waxed canvas) and some webbing for the handles and you're good to go.

I love that the French Seams make for neat, finished edges and the bag is super light but sturdy at the same time. 

I keep one of these totes in my purse in case I need to pop in the shop real quick. They also make great library bags, or just simple everyday tote bags.

These bags finish at approximately 14'' wide X 16'' tall but the nice thing is you can use the instructions I provide in my YouTube tutorial to make bags of many different sizes.

Here's the link to the tutorial if you want to check it out:

Happy sewing, friends!



  1. I was just thinking I need to make some bags from some heavier, decor weight fabrics that I have had for years. This is perfect! I really love all your patterns. I love to make bags.

  2. These are such cute fabrics!! Love how simple these totes look to make.

  3. I just finally found and caught up watching you video tutorials. They were so much fun, clear and easy to follow, and well presented. Thank you so much for presenting these. I look forward to using them for inspiration and can't wait for your next one. Also your accent is gorgeous. I'm from Australia, I have been following your blog for quite a while and love your style. I have really been enjoying experimenting with quilt as you go.
    Nicole B

    1. That's absolutely wonderful to hear, thank you Nicole :)


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