Free Project – Small Canvas Tote Bag

April 26, 2017   /   byFree Designs Admin  / Categories :  Free Printables, Free Project, Free Sewing Patterns

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This is an easy tutorial and pattern for a small canvas tote bag. You can also use upholstery fabric as well. It’s a request from a few readers who make items to sell at markets, but I think anyone who loves to sew bags will love this one too. This small canvas tote bag is the perfect companion for the coming warmer weather and the 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. This small canvas tote bag is also the beginning of my exploration into alternative materials for bags. So feel free to explore this pattern with a different type of materials such as canvas, upholstery fabric, cork fabric, neoprene (wetsuit fabric), vinyl, or leather. 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. I am going to make this small canvas tote bag with the option of a cross body bag. However, I will make a separate tutorial for it. I am going to show you the way to transform any bag into a cross body bag.

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