This is the very first tote bag I made. I think I was more impressed than anybody that it actually came out as well as it did. I intended for it to be a small diaper bag/purse that I could carry for a quick outing or trip to the store. It has definitely been used for that, as well as many other things in the months since I made it.
Today there was a comment on my Flickr account asking me if I had a pattern for the bag. I do have a pattern. Unfortunately, I downloaded it and didn’t keep track of the website that it came from so I can’t link to it. I searched and searched today and still can’t manage to find it (if anyone recognizes the pattern and has a link please share!), but I did find some other great patterns and tutorials that I wanted to share.
Here are some that I’m hoping to try out soon:
- Craftster’s reversible tote bag tutorial
- Tiny Happy’s shoulder bag tutorial
- Sugareggplant’s Tote Bags 101 tutorial
- Colorfool’s Greatest Bag Tutorial Ever
- Mama’s Pocketbook “Pink October” Basic Tote
- Lazy Girl’s 1 Yard, 1 Hour Free Tote Bag pattern
If those are too easy for you and you are feeling a bit adventurous, you might also want to try experimenting with some adjustable straps like the ones in You SEW Girl’s Adjustable Strap tutorial.
Are there any other great patterns or tutorials out there that I missed? Have you tried any of these that I listed? Leave a comment and let me know!