Big Bag Trend

It’s all about the big bags this year. For those have a lot to carry (like me), an extra-large tote bag is exactly what you need!

Here are a few sewing patterns for you to make your own and stand out from the crowd:

The Strappy Tote by MolkoStudios

Make your own every day, classic tote bags in two sizes – wide and tall – with this PDF sewing pattern. There are two exterior slip, an interior flush zipper and interior slip pockets. Many pockets to keep things organised! This bag is great for a Confident Beginner.

Strappy Tote 2 MolkoStudios
Strappy Tote 1 MolkoStudios

The Reversible Hobo Bag by Mrs H

This one has two zipped pockets, side accents, a front flap to keep everything cinched in, and a smattering of hardware to give your bag that professional look! Use faux leather for one side, and a fun print cotton for the other to make an excellent reversible hobo bag! This bag is great for beginner bag makers. However, if you get stuck, visit Support Group for Sewing Patterns by Mrs H on Facebook.

Hobo bag by Ardente Design

This hobo bag is an excellent choice as it has plenty of space for all your essentials. It features a zipper closure, and is fully lined and inside, there’s alo a zippered pocket to keep your phone or keys safely. The bag is easy and fast to sew, and will be a lovely addition to any outfit. Again another great beginner sew!

Ardente designs hobo bag
Inside hobo bag by Ardente designs


The APEXcarry Tote by The Incomplete Stitch

This lovely tote comes in two generous sizes – standard (big!) tote and an (even bigger!) oversized option that makes a fantastic ‘carry all the stuff’ bag! The standard size is a perfect large day to day tote while the oversized option is a great size to carry everything you need for a big picnic, trip the the beach, the entire family’s swimming gear, or as a really fab overnight bag for that last minute weekend away (on a sewing retreat perhaps, yes please!). Designed for Confident Beginners, it has lots of options; some straightforward and some a little bit more challenging. If you are new to bag making, the pattern comes with a comprehensive PDF tutorial making it a great entry level bag making project.

APEXCarry by Incomplete Stitches


Poolside Tote by Noodlehead

This bag is really ready for all your summer sewing adventures! It’s roomy enough to fit four beach towels and more!. It has two pocket options – zippered closure or a slip pocket (or you could do both, one on each side, which are also fun accents to show off your favourite quilting cotton prints!

poolside tote by noodlehead
Poolside Tote by Noodlehead

Now the hard part which to sew up first?! Happy Sewing! Sally

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