Patchwork Tote Bag Tutorial

Hi friends! Today I’m going to show you how to make a really fun and easy patchwork quilted tote bag. It’s super cute and beginner friendly too!

Watch my Quilted Patchwork Tote Bag Tutorial here!



Supplies used:




Cutting instructions:

Outside fabric:  If creating your own unique outside fabric, final measurement should be about 14.5” x 27”

  • Top fabric: Cut two pieces 3.5” x 14.5”
  • Patchwork section: 1 Moda Mini-Charm pack OR 42 – 2.5” x 2.5” squares
  • Bottom: Cut one piece 9” x 14.5”

Lining Fabric:

  • Cut two pieces 13.5” x 14.5”. (If you’re using fat quarters like I am cut two pieces of 10.5” x 14.5” and two pieces of 3.5” x 14.5”)


  • Cut two 4” x 22” strips


  • Cut one 9” x 11.5” piece

Batting: (For a bag that holds its shape better you can use fusible fleece or Fusible Foam stabilizer. )

  • Outside piece: 30” x 16”
  • Pocket piece: 5-1/4” x 6 3/4”
  • Strap pieces: Two 1-1/4” x 22” strips

Finished bag size: 12” h x 13.5” w

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  • Megan October 13, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Love it, it is so cute can’t wait to make some for Christmas presents! Did you get your charm packs online or is there a fabric store that sells them?

    • erica October 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      I usually get them on Etsy or at Fat Quarter Shop.

  • Lezlie Bronico April 23, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    I love how you made this step by step. It was easy to follow as a beginner. I chose more bold colors for mine and I can’t wait to start making some for friends.

  • Carol Gerbitz June 4, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Can I get printed instructions?

    • erica June 8, 2018 at 9:18 am

      There are cutting instructions in this blog post, but the assembly instructions are the video. Sorry, no written download!

  • Michele T June 5, 2018 at 4:31 am

    A friend shared this tote pattern with me and I love it!

  • Kathleen Rackow September 16, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Erica I love this Patchwork Tote Bag and I purchased the exact same Moda Mini Charm Pack. You give very good instructions and that makes this project easy to understand.

  • Lorraine Arsenault November 11, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you for such a wonderful video. Easy to follow. I love it !!!
    This was my first project and I just love my little tote 😊


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