Rope Handled Tote Bag Tutorial

The combination of sturdy fabric and rope makes this rope tote bag ready to handle any task.

Free Rope Handled Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial

You’ve seen rope bowls and rope rugs, but have you considered incorporating the rope sewing trend into a tote? The result is full of texture with added sturdiness perfect for toting picnic supplies, sports equipment, or an adventure to the farmer’s market.

Rope Tote Sewing Tutorial

For an extra scrappy look, try using fabric twine in lieu of cotton rope or patchwork for the fabric section. No two totes will be alike, so creating unique gifts is easy.


  • 100 feet of rope
  • 1/2 yard of outer fabric
  • 1 yard of heavy interfacing
  • 1/2 yard of lining fabric
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • basic sewing supplies

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