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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  1. I am not an auditory learner. I must have written instructions to be able read several times in order to follow them. Very disappointing that you don’t have them all written out.

    Karen Pollard
    1. Hi Karen,
      I apologize, I do have the cutting instructions written out for you. And I’m working on adding written instructions for my video projects for future depending on time and complexity. Sometimes it’s easier to show how to do something in a video rather than write it down.

  2. Hi!

    I just finished making this little bag as a 30th birthday present for my friend with all fabrics that reminded me of our childhood, I absolutely love it! The video was really easy to follow and I’m quite new to sewing/quilting, Thanks so much.

    Amelia Thorpe
  3. Hi Erica, I’m in process of making the bag with the Bee Joyful fabrics from Moda for my granddaughter who is in the “Beehive” class of girls at our church. She is in Idaho Falls and I’m in Wisconsin. I wonder if I can post a photo here before I send it. (?). I’m new at quilting and making totes. Haven’t sewn in years and your tutorial is so clear and to follow. thank you.

    Maria Elena
    1. I’m trying to figure out how to get photo on here in comment box from my files. LOL- I thought I was techie grandma and can’t figure this out. Any help is welcome. Can I use the website name “confessionsofahoneschooler.com (?)

      Maria Elena

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