Free Utility Type Bag Patterns to Sew

Shopping Bags, Fire Log Carriers, Walker Tote, Beach Bags, Backpacks and More

Strong, durable bags can be made with these free sewing patterns.These bags take care of every day needs and keep life a little simpler! Make them for yourself or as gifts that will be appreciated everyday.

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    Make Your Own Wood Stove or Fireplace Accessories

    Simple Log Carrier with Comfortable Handles
    Log Carrier Loaded with Firewood. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    The warmth of a wood stove or fireplace can't be beat but carrying in the firewood is not a job anyone looks forward to. You can make the job a little easier with one of the free patterns for the two styles of log carriers offered and prevent burns with Potholders, Oven Mitts and Hot Pads

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    A Screen Beach Bag
    A Screen Beach Bag. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This bag allows the sand to "sift" out of your beach stuff before you empty the bag and have sand all over the house. All though I've never tried it, I would imagine this would be a great tote bag for the airport because everything is visable and nothing can hide!

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    Sew A Re-Usable Grocery Bag that is Always with You
    Sew a Fold Up Fabric Grocery Bag. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    I always forget to bring my re-usable bags in to the store with me. This bag solves that problem unless I need more than a couple of bags. This bag is strong and durable and it folds up so small I can easily carry a couple of them with me all the time in my pocketbook. All I have to do is refold them and put them away in my pocketbook when I get home.
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    Sew Your Own Durable Reusable Grocery Bag
    Durable Reusable Grocery Bag. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This free pattern creates a very strong durable bag that sews up a traditional re-usable grocery bag. This bag is a great way to keep the bags upright because of its squared bottom and straight sides. Make a slew of them to always have them on hand and prevent all that plastic from entering the landfills!
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    Customized Walker Caddy
    Customized Walker Caddy. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    When someone needs to use a walker, carrying a pocketbook or purse is just about impossible... if nothing else carrying a bag is going to distract from walking and could cause a tumble. This walker tote solves these problems and has enough pockets to keep things safe and secure.

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    Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Duffel Bag
    Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Duffel Bag. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This duffel bag is great for a overnight or a weekend trip or for trips to the gym. Because you are the one making the bag, you can add personalization or pockets to meet your needs.

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    Strong Durable Tote Bag
    Strong Durable Tote Bag. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This index of free tote bags is bound to have a bag to meet your needs, be it a strong durable book bag or a simple tote bag to have handy at a moments notice, there will be a free tote bag pattern to make the perfect bag!
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    Free Sewing Patterns For an Adorable Stylish Handbag or Lunch Sack

    Small Handbag or Lunch Sack Made with This Free Sewing Pattern
    Small Handbag or Lunch Sack Made with This Free Sewing Pattern. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This little tote bag can be anything you want it to be. Choose fabrics to make it a lunch sack, or a pocketbook, or a handy small bag to carry small items... the choice is yours!
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    Sew A Gym Bag with Interior Water Bottle and Sneaker Pockets
    A Gym Bag with Interior Water Bottle and Sneaker Pockets. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    I love it when one bag meets all of my needs. This bag can do just that for a trip to the gym or for a quick overnight trip. The inside holds a pair of shoes securely and the bag is big enough to hold what I need. Add embroidery and personalize your bag to make a truly personalized bag.
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    Laundry Bag from a Pillowcase
    Laundry Bag from a Pillowcase. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    No one wants their dirty laundry mixed in with their clean clothes while you are traveling. Solve the problem with a simple to make laundry bag by converting a pillowcase to have a drawstring closure. It's a great project to use up the children's novelty pillowcases.