Welcome spring and get ready for summer with this easy to make linen tote bag that you can create in no time with little over a yard of lightweight linen fabric. You can carry this to your next vacation, beach getaways or tote groceries.
Let's get started!
Here's What You'll Need
Download the Free Pattern
1.5 yards of lightweight linen from TELIO
Telio Digital Linen Floral Blue
Telio Athena Linen Stripe Blue/White
Telio Vienna Linen Purple Ash
Cut out each fabric piece. The cutting directions below will create a lined tote bag. Skip cutting pieces C and D for a tote with no lining.
Pattern Piece Dimensions
Front/Back (A/B/C/D): 15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
Sides (1/2/3/4): 7 7/8" x 15 3/4"
Bottom (5/6): 15 3/4" x 7 7/8"
Bag Strap (5/6): 23 5/8" x 4"
Sew the main front/back piece A to side 1. Sew main piece B to the other end of side 1. Then sew side piece 2 to front/back piece B.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 with pieces C, D, 3, and 4 for the lining.
Sew side 2 to the other end of front/back A to form a box.
Sew the bottom piece 5 to the first box by aligning the corners. Repeat with bottom piece 6 for the lining.
Fold bag straps E & F in half, right sides together. Sew at 4" from the edges. Then turn each piece inside out.
Sew the lining to the main bag with right sides together and the straps between the layers. Make sure to leave a small opening to turn the bag inside out.
Finally, turn the bag inside out, press, and sew the small opening closed by hand.
And you're done! Enjoy your new bag.