DIY Foldable Tote Bag

I am soon going to go on holiday! And I will need some fabric tote bags that I can tuck away into my purse for when they are needed. So I created this simple to sew DIY foldable tote bag that I think you will love!

A view of the tote bag rolled up and a view of it unrolled to see the pocket on the front.

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Foldable Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial:

You will need:

  • Quilters Cotton (regular cotton works too, I just find quilters cotton to be a bit thicker).
  • Plastic Snaps Set (I love using the plastic snaps set as it is so easy and pretty cheap)!
  • All Purpose Sewing Thread (My fav brand is Gutermann)

Cut List:

  • Larger Pieces: 18.5″ tall by 16″ wide (Cut 2)
  • Handles: 27″ tall by 4″ wide (Cut 2)
  • Front Pocket: 9″ tall by 7.5″ Wide (Cut 2)

Special Measurements to know:

  • When adding the handles to the tote bag pieces, measure 4.5″ from both edges.
  • Mark a 3″ line from the bottom edge of the pocket.
  • When placing the front pocket, center it between the two sides and place it 3.5″ from the top.

Watch the Video Tutorial HERE:

To follow along and sew the foldable tote bag watch the video tutorial HERE. I try my best not to waist your time, but teach you all you need to know.

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For another fun beginners tote bag sewing tutorial check out this easy to sew lined tote bag.

Welcome! I am Tamara and I love teaching beginner sewing projects.

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