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The No Waste Tote Bag Pattern

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The No Waste Tote Bag is a confident beginner bag, A quick make that is perfect for an everyday bag. Using all of the fabric you can sew sustainably while making a super useful bag.

The instructions and included video tutorial take you through all the steps to make this tote bag.

This listing is for the instant downloadable pattern templates and booklet. This includes full colour step by step instructions, and full sized templates to print and Projector file as well as a free video tutorial. (Click the video tab below to take a look).

Swipe through the images to see some of the fantastic tester bags and to get inspiration!

Watch the free video tutorial to see how its made before purchasing or to sew along to!

Happy Sewing!

You will get the following files:
  • PDF (2MB)
  • PDF (5MB)
  • PDF (2MB)

The No Waste Tote Bag

The No Waste Tote does what it says on the tin! Using 1/2m of outer and 3/4m of lining fabric there is little to no waste at the end as we use every inch to make this bag.

The clever pattern pieces make up each part to create a front zipper pocket, an inside slip pocket, a smaller slip pocket and 3 pen slots, a water bottle holder and hidden small pocket and even the handles!

The outer side pockets are great for water bottles or an umbrella. Please note that due to how this is cut out you will want to use non-directional fabric – definitely for the lining. However for the outer fabric, you can flip the side pockets and have the lining on the outside which stops this issue.


This bag sewing pattern comes with downloadable pattern templates, written instructions, Projector file and free video tutorial. Please note no svgs are included as the pattern pieces are too large.



Confident Beginner

As well as full written instructions that you can sew along to, there is a full video step by step tutorial on my YouTube channel here:




Please note this is not a physical bag – this listing is for a printable digital download pattern templates and booklet.

Please make an account to be able to access the downloads. 

The sewing patterns have full seam allowance included as explained in the pattern.

*Full step by step written instructions with photos in both Letter and A4 PDFs.

*Full sized templates to download and print.

*Projector Files

*Full video tutorial for you to sew along with (or if you get stuck) on Youtube.



W: 30.5cm x H: 30.5cm x D: 11.45cm

or W: 12“ x H: 12“ x D: 4 1/2”



  • 1/2m (19 3/4“) Cotton for outer fabric – fabric 110cm (42”) wide
  • 3/4m (29 1/2“) Cotton for lining fabric – fabric 110cm (42”) wide
  • 1/2m (19 3/4“) Woven interfacing – fabric 110cm (42”) wide
  • 3/4m (29 1/2“) Non-woven interfacing – fabric 110cm (42”) wide
  • 1/2m (19 3/4“) Fusible Fleece – fabric 110cm (42”) wide
  • 1 x 23cm (9 1/16“) Zipper (or zipper tape and zipper pull)
  • 1 x 10mm (1/16”) lobster clasp; alternatively you could use 1 x 18mm (1/2”) lobster clasp
  • 1 x 18mm (11/16“) magnetic claspAlong with usual sewing tools, you will also benefit from having:
  • Double sided quilting tape, pinking shears, clips, walking foot, and a Microtex needle (I used an 80
  • size).

If you make a bag from this pattern, please tag #studio7t7pattern so that I can share your makes!

Thanks so much for stopping by Studio 7t7.

The No Waste Tote Bag Examples

The Secret To Never Wasting Fabric Again! The No Waste Tote Bag

The No Waste Tote Bag is a quick beginner friendly sewing tutorial that leaves you with little to no waste! Using the layout you will have only a couple of little slithers left at the end!

Customer Reviews

Linda P.

1 week ago

Great instructions.

I have made a couple of these totes now. The first one I made a few mistakes caused by me not reading the instructions fully. Still a much admired bag though. Second time around I watched the tutorial a couple of times before cutting out. Much better experience and a brilliant bag at the end. I am very much a bag making beginner but have experience of other sewing. Will definitely make another very soon.

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