Small Canvas Tote Bag Free Sewing Pattern and Tutorial


This canvas tote bag is a right accessory to keep up with the current trend which is for small bags, crossbody wallets, and small backpacks. I made this bag so it would be small to carry with the option of having it cross over the body. There’s enough room for a pair of sunglasses, phone, keys, money, and a few business cards. You can make it with very little fabric, so it becomes the perfect project to use your fabric scraps.

I had a hard time finding spring time colors for the small tote bag, so I decided to go with upholstery fabric. The print is woven, so it makes a great candidate for a bag without fusible or sewable interfacing.

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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    You can check the free pattern and tutorial HERE. {click link}

    To clarify, you can substitute a few of these materials for this tote pattern:

    1/2 yard of fabric ~ you can also use canvas, upholstery fabric, duck cotton, linen duck, cork fabric, neoprene, vinyl, or leather.

    24″ nylon ribbon ~ you can also use cotton tape 1/2″ wide or decorative tape.

    30″ cotton tape ~ you can also use cotton twill tape or light webbing 1 1/2″ wide.

    Circular or square bag handles ~ you can also use 12″ bag handles.

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