Super Simple Tote Bag

This project is quick and easy, a simple tote bag that is a great project for new sewers. It is also really nice for gifts!

This bag is back to basics with a simple lining and fabric handle.


This project doesn’t take long to make and can be easily adjusted for other sizes.


The corners of the bag are boxed to provide space at the bottom, but it can also be made flat.


This project is super simple and is a 1/10 in difficulty.



4 thoughts on “Super Simple Tote Bag

  1. Yvonne says:

    Hi there! Thanks for the detailed video. Would like to know the actual dimension of the finished tote bag, as I am trying to figure out if it can fit A4 notebook?

    • SewEvermore says:

      So sorry for the delay! The bag is approximately 10.5 inches square when finished if you make the flat version and do not box the corners. If you do box the corners the top edge opening is still about 10.5 inches across, but it will only be 9.5 inches tall and the base will be about 8.5 inches across and 2 inches deep.
      That said, if you are interested, you can adjust the size of the bag by changing the size of your starting rectangle. The above dimensions were created using a 12 (Width) x 22 (L/H) inch rectangle of fabric. If you wanted to make the bag taller you could change the height measurement. To change the height add 2 inches to the rectangle for every 1 inch you want to add in height to the bag. So, if you wanted the bag to be 12.5 inches tall, 2 inches taller than mine, add 4 inches to the rectangle making the length/height 28 inches). If you would like to adjust the width of the bag add 1 inch to the rectangle for every 1 inch you want to add in width to the bag. So if you want the bag to be 11.5 inches across the top, 1 inch wider than mine, add 1 inch to the width making it 13 inches wide.
      Hope this helps! Happy Sewing!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thanks for your question! I used cotton fabric for the bag. I purchased both the main fabric and lining from JoAnn Fabrics. The main fabric was from their Quilters Showcase collection, amd the lining a Symphony Broadcloth.

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