DIY tote bags are a practical way to carry belongings no matter where you go. This list of patterns will help with just that! Check out some of these beginner-to-intermediate sewing and crochet patterns to make and donate to those in need.
1: Cat Face DIY Tote Bag
This cat tote bag is a great accessory for kids (and kids at heart). The PDF pattern comes from DIY to Donate, and it comes with a Cricut cut file for the cat’s smile and ears.
2: No-Sew Bandana Purse
This bandana tote bag from Free Kids Crafts is a great way to donate to those in need without any sewing experience. Try it out and let the fun begin!
3: Recycled Tank Top Beach Bag
Make a cool, oversized beach bag tote from a recycled tank top. This craft comes from Free Kids Crafts, and it’s a great way to have fun with appliques and fabric glue.
4: Recycled Overalls DIY Tote Bags
Free Kids Crafts also shows how you can also make a recycled tote bag from a pair of overalls. The pocket is a great feature for small items, and it makes older clothes useful again!
5: Reusable Grocery Bags
This free grocery bag pattern is from The Make Your Own Zone. It has a free printable version of the pattern for an easy sewn grocery tote in several sizes!
6: Crocheted Criss-Cross Tote
This criss-cross tote by Loops And Love Crochet is a cute and fun pattern to work with. The colorful stripes add a great touch of personality. Be sure to check out this free pattern online.
7: Crochet Scraps Bag
This free scraps bag pattern from Winding Road Crochet is a practical way to use up yarn scraps! Visit this website for the free online pattern that even includes a tassel handle.
8: Little Miss Two Tote Bag
Make a small tote bag with a flower using this pattern. Sharon Maher shared it on Ravelry’s website, and it’s sure to be a hit for young girls.
Put your crafting skills to good use with these bags! You can make and donate them to various charities and shelters in need. Call or visit locations to ensure you get these creations to people who need them most.