Tank Top to Tote Bag

Transform your typical tank top into a beautiful and embellished tote bag. Aside from other free tote bag patterns, this tote is super simple and quick. With just a few stitches you'll have a handmade bag for everyday. You can follow Emi Harrington's instructions and watch her video tutorial below.

Tank Top to Tote Bag


  • One tank top
  • Sewing machine (or can be hand sewn with strong thread)


  1. Sew along the bottom hem of a tank top to close up the bottom.
  2. The straps of the top now become the handles of the tote bag.

Attach a brooch, or hand made flowers as embellishment on your tote bag.
Instructions for making the flowers shown in this photo can be found here.




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