18 Upcycled DIY Tote Bag Ideas for Beginners

Upcycle & Reuse fabric remnants, scrap fabric, old jeans, plastic bags, feedsacks and more. Links to step by step tutorials and free patterns! Which one will you make?

This idea is pure genius. Upcycle tea towels to quickly make your own DIY Tote Bag! Vicky Myers claims you can make one of these in 10 Minutes.

As you are raiding the kitchen drawers for tea towels, why not make a tote bag out of placemats you don’t use as well? Happiest Camper have a tutorial for how they made this cute and summery tote bag out of placemats.

Craft Bits have made a tote bag from small Ikea rugs. A great idea if you are changing your decor and you have some of these rugs that no longer match your decor.

This DIY tote bag idea is courtesy of Cintia at My Poppet. She used an old cushion cover to make a kids’ tote bag complete with monster face!

I love love love this DIY Tote Bag made from plastic carrier bags by Learning and Yearning. And I also love their super detailed and easy to follow tutorial.

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