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Inspiration: 20 Best Tote Bags

Learn how to plan, make & customize the best totes bags ever!

If 2018 is the year you’ve resolved to really punch up your sewing projects, we’ve got some great bags to inspire you! We’ve got a beginner sewing tutorial that you can use to brush up on tote making basics. And here we’ll show you our 20 best tote bags, with tips for mixing and matching all kinds of Dritz® hardware. The Art Gallery Fabrics canvas we used for all of our bags proved to be just perfect. A printable planning sheet will keep you organized as you brainstorm. Ready?

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Sewing Tutorial: DIY Bucket Backpack

Love. This. Bag.

Make this bucket backpack in attention grabbing bold vinyl. It looks fabulous, plus provides hands-free shopping and kid wrangling. In addition to the fantastic material, you’ll use Dritz® eyelets and pliers to create the cinched effect at the top. Rings and slide buckles add functionality on the straps. Its petite size has no bulk at all – just perfect for stowing the essentials.

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From Sew4Home: Make a Mesh Beach Bag

Super functional bags for summer fun.

Yes, these bags look fantastic. But the choice of mesh fabric is clinch. Not only does the mesh keep sand out, it lets air in, allowing suits and towels to dry quickly. In addition to the clever fabric choice, these great bags use stylish Dritz® hardware, and iron-on lettering for personalization. Check out the details, then head to Sew4Home™ for more inspiration and full instructions.

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From Sew4Home: Make a Purse Organizer

Customize this versatile pouch with Dritz® hardware for extra “wow!”

Keep essentials close-at-hand with this super functional – and super cute – purse organizer designed by our friends at Sew4Home™. What is this little gem all about, you ask? It’s a custom insert that you’ll use to hold all of your go-to items in one handy place. When you switch purses or totes, just grab it and rest assured that you’ve got all your critical accessories, too (think keys, phone, charger, etc.). It’s loaded with pockets, made sturdy with Dritz® hardware; Dritz® rings and hooks add to its functionality. 

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Beginner Sewing: My First Tote Bag

Learn how to make a great-looking unlined tote bag in about an hour.

Yes, you can! If you’ve been wanting to start sewing, but not sure where to start, here you go. This tote bag project is for you – we promise! Our beginner sewing tutorial is easy-to-understand, and offers some fantastic design options that you can utilize to give your first tote some real flair. Got an hour and 1/2 yard of fabric? 

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