Free Plastic Canvas Purse and Tote Patterns

In the wide world of crafting, many techniques and ideas come in and out of style.  Have you ever noticed that?  Let's take plastic canvas for example.

Making plastic canvas bags was very popular at one time.  It went out of style for a long while.  And now IT’S BACK!!!

There are so many things to create from plastic canvas.  Check out our plastic canvas project page for ideas.

Lately, plastic canvas bags and purses are very popular.  Making a personal handbag or tote bag is a lot of fun, and these make wonderful gifts.

We have put together a long list of free plastic canvas purse patterns as well as free plastic canvas tote bag patterns that make cute and stylish bags to carry.

It’s possible to pick up a plastic canvas purse form at craft stores, but the projects below are so inexpensive to make by using sheets of plastic canvas that are cut specifically for the plastic canvas bags.

If you are looking for plastic canvas for these projects, it can be easily purchased at any crafting store.  As I said, it’s very cheap!  And the end result is spectacular!

Many of these projects can be made using yarn scraps as well, keeping the costs even lower.  Check out more ideas for using up those yarn scraps!

Here is a quick rundown of the list of plastic canvas patterns below including free plastic canvas purse patterns and free plastic canvas tote bag patterns:

  • Free Plastic Canvas Clutches - several tutorials for lovely clutches, including floral and houndstooth designs are listed along with a great video tutorial
  • Free Plastic Canvas Purse Patterns - patterns for purses from simple patterns to more complex designs. I love the plastic canvas purse pattern with the adorable beaded handle and toggle closure!
  • Free Plastic Canvas Tote Bag Patterns - a lot of patterns for fun and functional totes for kiddos and adults
  • Free Plastic Canvas Patterns - fun and festive pouches, lunch sacks, treat bags and more can be found below

Please scroll down for the wonderful and contemporary plastic canvas bag patterns!

You won’t be disappointed!

Free Plastic Canvas Purse and Tote Patterns

Supporting Products and links: Some of the links below may be affiliate links. We make a small commission on sales through the affiliate links, at no extra cost to you. Thank you in advance for your purchase and your support! Please see our full Affiliate Statement for more information.

Bunny Bear Tote

With this free pattern, stitch a cute tote for Easter. T's Place

Floral Clutch

Learn how to make a floral clutch using plastic canvas and crochet flowers. Persia Lou

Halloween Treat Bags

These little bags are super cute and can be filled with some treats! AOK Corral

How to Make a Plastic Canvas Bag - Purse Handbag Clutch

This free video tutorial on YouTube will show you how to make a cute bag using a plastic canvas purse form. Reviews By Sarah

Lots of Love Tote

A plastic canvas free tote pattern with a bear holding a heart. T's Place


This colorful lunch sak can be used for bringing a lunch to school or other school supplies. Pattern Making

Needlepoint Purse

This needlepoint purse uses plastic canvas for the construction. Get the free pattern. Make

Plastic Canvas Clutch Tutorial

Make this houndstooth clutch with a free pattern. Dream a Little Bigger

Plastic Canvas Purse

A plastic canvas purse pattern - free. Great for the little girl or adjust the colors and design for an adult. AOK Corral

Plastic Canvas Purse

Make this cute plastic canvas purse with a free pattern. Select your favorite colors to express your own style. Thrifty Fun


This super simple bag is decorated with bargello type stitching in a rainbow of colors. Free pouch pattern. Handmade Charlotte

Wonderful DIY Pretty Handbag from Stitch

Make this pretty floral handbag from plastic canvas. Photo tutorial only. Wonderful DIY

Profile Photo

Annette & Chris are a mother/daughter team. We've brought you craft projects and tutorials through this web site for over 20 years.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Needlework Shopping


Annies CrossStitch 300x250 DMC

Profile Photo

Annette & Chris are a mother/daughter team. We've brought you craft projects and tutorials through this web site for over 20 years.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Looking for something you cannot find on our site? Click here to e-mail the Needlepointers Information department.

Copyright ©2003 - 2019 All Rights Reserved. | Powered by w3.css

Secured by RapidSSL