Hi everyone! I have such a fun tutorial for you today! I love little knitting, crochet, and craft supply bags and so today I’ll show you how to make this super easy Patchwork Mini Tote Bag.


Watch my Quilted Patchwork Mini Tote Bag tutorial here:

Download the Patchwork Mini Tote Bag PDF cutting instructions here!

    • Outside Fabric: (2) 12.5” x 12.5” (Front/Back Piece)
    • Front Pocket Fabric: · (12) 3.5” x 3.5” (Patchwork Pocket)
    • Pocket Binding: (1) 2.5” x 12.5”
    • Lining Fabric: (2) 12.5” x 12.5” (Inside Bag Lining), (1) 9.5” x 12.5” (Front Pocket Lining)
    • Straps Fabric: (2) 3.5” x 17” strips
    • Inside Pocket: (1) 7.5” x 11”
    • 100% Cotton Batting OR Fusible Fleece: (1) 9.5” x 12.5” (Front Pocket), (2) 1-3/8 x 16” (Handle Straps)
    • In-R-Form Foam Stabilizer (or batting): (2) 12.5” x 12.5” (Outside of Bag)
    • Zipper: 14” polyester zipper

This bag is a great way to practice your quilting skills and maybe even learn something new! I’ll be showing you how to do a simple patchwork panel with binding for the front pocket.


You’ll also learn how to add a zipper to your project. I know zippers can seem daunting, but trust me it’s so easy you’ll be glad you gave it a go!




We’ll also be adding a fun inside pocket that you can customize to fit your needs. I like to put my knitting needles, extra scissors and stitch markers in here!


I’ve also added these cute accent handle straps so you can carry your mini tote bag around with you wherever you go!


Links for products I used in this tutorial:


  1. Judylanescheihing@hotmail.com
    I looked and looked for a small bag pattern. I go toa quilting group on Tuesdays ‘ and wanted something as a Christmas gift. With only 7 ladys’ I decided on your bag. Ok it’s a big deal for me’ I am a quilter of 40 + years . I hope this is not beyond my skill . Cute as an be . Cannot wait to visit the fabric store. Thanks judy

    Judy scheining
  2. Is there a pattern that can be downloaded for this bag? The PDF shows the cutting instructions but I do better with the print instructions since I can’t always come back to a video. Thank you.

    Patty Montgomery
  3. ). Wow, I just found this cute bag. I made a bag based on your pink mini charm bag tutorial; it was my first bag and turned out pretty nice. (For the first time LOL). It’s for my granddaughter. Now I think I will attempt this one because it has a few different details and it would give me practice. You have a gift for teaching while you demonstrate and keep the tutorial clear. Your fabrics also inspire me. I’m wondering if I us enough mini charm packs of “Bee Joyful” by Deb Strain, would I use 6 rows(?). If not, I’ll have to buy a new charm pack.

    Maria Elena
    1. Hi Maria, I’m sorry I’m not sure I understand your question. Are you planning to use a mini-charm for the whole bag or just the front pocket like I did? If it’s for the front pocket I would probably do three rows of mini-charms.


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