Mini Tote – Free Sewing Pattern PDF

mini tote cover 1000 px

This mini tote bag measures 6 inches wide x 7 inches tall x 2 inches deep.

It’s the perfect size for packing your lunch, carrying a few books, or toting some toys.

Click here to download the FREE pattern.

I embroidered one of my favorite birds from this Bird Sampler pattern onto a solid fabric before sewing it up, but you could simply use a fabulous print.

Choose a fun coordinating color for the lining and you’re ready to sew!

What you get

  • complete pattern with detailed step by step instructions and lots of photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing things right
  • links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need

What you’ll need

  • 1 fat quarter of fabric for the bag and handles
  • 1 fat quarter (or less) for the lining
  • materials for embellishing (optional)
  • sewing machine and thread
  • about an hour


Very easy – it’s all straight line sewing. This is a great first sewing project!

sewing 1

Happy sewing!




  1. Too cute Wendi! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mj SAYS...

    Thank you for sharing! It’s really very nice πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Wendi, thanks for free pattern. I just make a little tote and it turned out fab πŸ™‚

  4. I’m glad it turned out well. Please post a photo to the Flickr group! I love to see what people make!

  5. I put two photos up last night. Thanks again.

  6. They look great! Love the pocket on the outside!

  7. Jacki S. SAYS...

    Wendi, you’re a genius! This was really easy and it turned out so cute! The straps are awesome and the tucks in the bottom to give the tote more width are magnificent. And best of all-no hand sewing!

    • I’m glad you liked it! I used that same “tucks in the bottom” technique in my most recent softie pattern to give them a flat bottom without having to set in a bottom piece. πŸ™‚

  8. Thank you for the free pattern. I found it on Craftsy. I can’t wait to get started. It would be the perfect work in progress bag for my crochet projects <3

  9. Mel Todd SAYS...

    Just love getting this on a Monday ~ your colours are SO enticing!

  10. Penny SAYS...

    Hi Wendi! Thank you so much for sharing,, This is so cute and I almost everytime I wanna go somewhere I use this bag. I am a 6th Grader and In My School there is thus crafts club and Every Once a month Each of us have to show our creations and teach the others how to make it. This month I am willing to show this bag and the patterns and stuff. But I will only do it if I have your permission to use this.