Holiday Gifts to You! Small Tote Bag pattern


Hi and welcome to my stop and the last day of the Partners in Design 2019 Holiday Gifts to You blog hop!  I wrote a pattern for a simple little 8″ x 10″ lined tote bag with boxed corners.

Small Lined Tote Bag pattern
8″ x 10″ Lined Tote Bag

I know there are oodles of tote bag patterns out there but I think you will find mine concise and easy to follow. It is perfect to print for future project ideas too. Click below to download the free pattern!

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I love all sizes of totes! Smaller ones are perfect for giving gifts in on any occasion. I also have several I’ve made and have kept for myself. They are perfect to use for craft and sewing projects; keeping supplies at hand.  For this project I had a tote near me full of webbing styles and colors I could chose from to make my test totes for this pattern.

Once you have mastered this easy technique of creating a lined tote with boxed corners, it is simple to adjust it to different sizes. I made some teeny tiny ones to keep my Christmas buttons in for the season. Buttons are a perfect embellishment to any tote too!
Tiny 4″ x 4 1/2″ lined tote bag

And a bonus is this tote is reversible! No raw seems show either way. totebag.reversed


If you have any questions about my pattern feel free to leave a comment here or through my contact page and I will be sure to reply.


Each day of this hop one designer offered a simple free pattern (through the end of the hop, today!) to thank everyone who participated in our last three QAL’s, follows and supports us or who just likes to quilt! Each pattern is perfect for a holiday gift to give, keep or to make anytime of the year.

2019 Holiday Gifts to You Designers:

Christmas Card Holder by Jennifer Fulton of the Inquiring Quilter

Mini Dove Quilt by Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs

Snowflake Table Runner by Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting

Advent Christmas Ornaments by April Adams of JANDA Bend Quilts

Spiffy Card Case by Becca Fenstermaker of Pretty Piney

Drawstring Gift Bag by Kathleen McCormick of Kathleen McMusing

Handmade Key Fob by Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts

Scandinavian Folded Star by Sandy Maxfield of SandyStar Designs

Lined Tote Bag by  Abbie Danahy of Sparkle On! That’s me :)

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It is an exciting time in blog land to see all of your upcoming holiday projects! Thank you for stopping by!

💞 Abbie  💞

Linking up with What I Made Monday at Pretty Piney

17 thoughts on “Holiday Gifts to You! Small Tote Bag pattern

  1. Thank you for the pattern…one can never have too many totes or tote patterns. Yous does seem very straightforward and I am looking forward to trying it. Happy holidays.

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    1. Sure! When I checked the tote again, it actually measures 4″ x 4 1/2″. Thank you for bringing that to my attention, I will update my blog photo. 
      So for that size, I cut the four fabric pieces at 4 1/2″ (width) by 5″ (length) and cut a 1″ square out for bottom corners. I did not use interfacing. Due to small size, I don’t think it is necessary. For the handles I used 1/2″ wide cotton ribbon. I cut each piece 7″ and  placed approximately 1 1/4″ in from the outside seams. When sewing raw edges together, leave an opening of at least 1″ between the handle on one side to turn right side out. Other than that, follow the pattern.
      Feel free to email me with any questions.
      Thanks for visiting!


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