Make Your Own: Shopping Tote and Set of Makeup Bags

I have two new sewing patterns to share with you today. These are relatively easy and quicks projects to make, so I think they make great patterns to make as gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

First up is a Shopping Tote: We can never have enough tote bags, especially nowadays when we’re all trying to reduce the amount of plastic bags floating around in this world.

This shopping tote works great for grocery shopping or for carrying your art supplies or your library books. All sorts of possibilities!

Finished tote measures approximately: 12 inches wide by 13 inches tall.

This pattern is suitable for beginning sewers and can be easily made in an afternoon. You could make a few to give as gifts for the holidays, or even customize them as gift bags themselves.

You may purchase the pattern here:Add to Cart

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Next up is a set of Makeup Bags: Carry your makeup and toiletries in style! Making your own set of makeup bags would be so much cuter than those freebie plastic ones you get at the department stores when it’s bonus days. These would also make great a great gift for your sister or bff, especially since you can customize them to their favorite color and style.


Customize them to your own style and taste. Quilt them with random zig-zag stitching or do a diagonal grid. Embellish them with rick-rack ribbon and flower buttons. Personally, I love making these zipper bags, so I hope you will too.

Pattern includes instructions for three sizes:

Small: 8.5 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall

Medium: 11 inches wide by 6 inches tall

Large: 11.5 inches wide by 7 inches tall


You may purchase this pattern hereAdd to Cart

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My sewing patterns are PDF-to-print, so you don’t have to pay for shipping costs, printing costs, or wait for delivery via snail mail. They will be delivered to your email address as an Adobe PDF file format. You can purchase all of them here, or you can visit one of my online shops.

I have added information about my patterns to the tab at the top of my blog called Patterns.

They are listed in my Etsy shop under the new Printable Patterns section.

You can also purchase my patterns from my pattern store on Craftsy.

I'm a Craftsy Designer

One last place to find these patterns – at my Big Cartel shop.

Thanks for stopping by!

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