Wow. That’s what I said when I saw the incredibly detailed and excellent free bag sewing pattern by Leah Williams for her Kenna tote. I have many readers who have requested new bag sewing patterns, and ladies/gentlemen, here is one free tote bag sewing pattern too good to pass up.
It is the perfect mid-sized bag.
Kenna Tote Bag Sewing Pattern – Free
The quilting-weight cotton lining leaves the bag overall as lightweight bag that has just enough sturdiness to hold beach gear, knitting projects or a new mom’s array of baby things to carry around from the car to the house to your friend’s house, etc. It’s the right size for school stuff as well. Leah choose a sturdy duck canvas for the outside. To use it as a school bag that must contain book, I would either choose a sturdy outside, or line it with a sturdy cotton fabric inside.
The two tall side pockets are deep and narrow enough to hold a drink, which is a bonus in my book. The bag closes with a magnetic snap at the top. In other words, this bag has lots of good features, and is still simple to make.
The applique is something special. If you are into machine embroidery, then go ahead and download that pattern. Me, being misses simple-does-it, I’d use a ready-made applique instead. Or, I’d crochet an applique’, as I’m known to do.
So, well, there you have it.
Photo credit & pattern design: Leah Williams
Learn more about the Kenna Tote, directly from Leah: Sew Spoiled.
The free bag sewing pattern:
The Kenna Tote Sewing Pattern in PDF
Not yet ready to Make Your Own Bag?
If this bag looks a bit beyond your current sewing skills, or if you want to expand your repertoire of bag sewing skills, there are some excellent bag making and sewing skills that can really help you leap forward. Here are my recommended online workshops. Some are free, others are really inexpensive given how many really good videos you’ll get in each workshop. Some classes even come with a sewing kit. Easy! Check these out.