15 Macrame Tote Bag Patterns  

When most people think of macrame they think of plant hangers and wall hangings, but there are a ton of different projects, including macrame tote bags.

Macrame is all the rage right now, and it is becoming even more popular. If you are crafty and enjoy making beautiful, boho chic inspired items; you will fall in love with macrame.

MACRAME TOTE BAG PATTERNS

15 DIY Macrame Tote Bag Tutorials

Below are 15 fun macrame tote bag tutorials. We have included large tote bags, small tote bags, and airy beach bags.

1. DIY Macrame Tote Bag Pattern by WhiteOwlKnot

This macrame tote bag is a true statement piece. The large size and long fringe make this piece stand out. There is no doubt this bag will get a lot of compliments.

This is a beginner to intermediate level project. This DIY macrame tote bag pattern is easy to follow with many helpful pictures and detailed instructions.

To make this beautiful bag, you only need to know how to make the square knot and overhand knot.

DIY Macrame Tote Bag Pattern by WhiteOwlKnot

Find the Tutorial by WhiteOwlKnot HERE

2. Handmade Macrame Tote Bag Tutorial

Are you searching for a free DIY macrame tote bag tutorial? This one is very pretty. You can use the video tutorial to make a basic bag or decorate it with black tassels.

To make this tote bag, you will need wooden handles and 72 pieces of 82.6 inches (210 cm) of 4 mm polyester cord. We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate to advanced level macrame artist.  

Find the Tutorial by Macrame Magic Knots HERE

3. Macrame Tote Bag Tutorial by MacrameMagicKnots

Make this two-tone macrame bag for everyday use. The diamond pattern creates a lovely, interesting design.

If you are new to macrame, do not worry. This pattern includes clear and easy instructions that are perfect for a beginner. The tutorial will teach you how to make the 4 basic knots used in the project.

There is also a video included that will give you enough information you will be creating your own bag designs.

Macrame Tote Bag Tutorial by MacrameMagicKnots

Find the Tutorial by MacrameMagicKnots HERE

4. Boho Shopper Tote Bag Macrame Pattern by ThisIsSuzy

Do you need a summer bag that is perfect for the beach? This is a stunning bag that is big enough to hold your towel, sunscreen, and a good book.

The step-by-step DIY macrame tutorial includes photos for each step. Also included is an explanation of the knots used and a list of supplies.

The completed bag will measure approximately 15.75 inches (40 cm) wide. The pattern is available in English and Dutch.

Boho Shopper Tote Bag Macrame Pattern by ThisIsSuzy

Find the Tutorial by ThisIsSuzy HERE

5. DIY Macrame Tote Bag with Fringe Tutorial Pattern by HouseSparrowNesting

Here is another DIY Macrame tote bag that would be perfect for the beach. It is light and airy. It would also make a great farmers’ market bag.

The bag is easy to make. Included in the PDF download is a complete list of supplies, written instructions, tons of photos, and illustrated diagrams on the macrame knots and techniques used.

DIY Macrame Tote Bag with Fringe Tutorial Pattern by HouseSparrowNesting

Find the Tutorial by HouseSparrowNesting HERE

6. How to Make Macrame Tote Bag Tutorial

You will be able to use this macrame tote bag for everything. Use it as your everyday bag, a beach bag, or a shopping bag.

This project is very easy; however, it requires patience. There are a lot of knots to tie. But the time you spend will be well worth it.

The knots used are the lark’s head knot, square knot, double half hitch knot, and gathering knot. The completed bag will measure approximately 16.54 inches (42 cm) x 12.60 inches (32 cm).

Find the Tutorial by Blueicrafts HERE

7. DIY Macrame Tote Bag Pattern by HippieMoments

Are you looking for a light and stylish macrame tote bag you can use at the market? This one is beginner-friendly. And it gives you the option of adding fringe.

The step-by-step tutorial includes a guide for macrame knots. You will need about 190 yards / 168 meters of cotton rope (4 mm).

DIY Macrame Tote Bag Pattern by HippieMoments

Find the Tutorial by HippieMoments HERE

8. DIY Macrame Tote Bag Pattern by PinkandGreenBristol

This is the perfect summer bag for enjoying a relaxing day at the beach or taking a trip to the market. And it is the ideal pattern for beginners.

The DIY macrame tote bag tutorial uses 3 basic knots. You will need a bamboo handle approximately 6.70 inches (17 cm) in diameter. This will give you the ability to wear the bag over your shoulder or carry it as a handheld.

DIY Macrame Tote Bag Pattern by PinkandGreenBristol

Find the Tutorial by PinkandGreenBristol HERE

9. Macrame Tote bag with or without fringes Pattern by PeloteEtCompagnie

Make this macrame tote bag with or without tassels. The bag has a really cute design that makes it fun to carry. Use classic white to create a timeless bag. Or use a bright, fun colour to stand out.

This tote bag is made with 5 mm macrame rope. The completed bag will measure 13.78 inches (35 cm) high (without the handles) and 10.63 inches (27 cm) wide.

Macrame Tote bag with or without fringes Pattern by PeloteEtCompagnie

Find the Tutorial by PeloteEtCompagnie HERE

10. Easy DIY Tote Bag Macrame Tutorial by She’s Apples

Follow this free DIY macrame tote bag tutorial to make this handy bag. The video is very well done and shows you how to complete each step. 

To make this bag you will need 4 mm diameter cotton cord, 2 wooden rings, a ruler, scissors, white glue, and a crochet hook.

Find the Tutorial by She’s Apples HERE

11. Tote Bag Macrame Tutorial by MacrameMagicKnots

If you are a beginner, give this macrame tote bag a go. It has a design that is wonderful for springtime. It will become your new go-to bag to match with your Easter outfit.

The designer has made a tutorial that will teach you how to make this bag. And when you are done, you will have enough knowledge to design your own macrame bags.

The dimensions of the finished bag are 9.44 inches (24 cm) wide by 9.44 inches (24 cm) high.

Tote Bag Macrame Pattern by Macrame Magic Knots

Find the Tutorial by MacrameMagicKnots HERE

12. DIY Macrame Tote Bag Tutorial for beginner by CALMSOULdecor

You can use this macrame tote bag as a shoulder bag or a cross-body bag. It is perfect for shopping trips when you need to have both hands free.

This is a digital DIY macrame tutorial. It contains step-by-step written instructions and pictures for each step. You also get a Basic Knots Guide with illustrations.

DIY Macrame Tote Bag Tutorial for beginner by CALMSOULdecor

Find the Tutorial by CALMSOULdecor HERE

13. DIY Macrame Tote Bag Tutorial by Rosery Apparel

If you are a beginner trying to figure out basic macrame techniques, give this tutorial a try. It is super easy and works up quickly. This would be a great macrame tote bag to grab when you are heading out to the farmers’ market.

To complete the bag, you will need cotton twine, 2 wooden rings, a measuring tape, and a pair of scissors. When making the bag, you will begin by starting the front and back separately.

After knotting several rows, the sides are joined, and the bag is finished.

Find the Tutorial by Rosery Apparel HERE

14. DIY Macrame Boho Purse Tutorial by WhiteOwlKnot

You will have a lot of fun making this multicoloured macrame tote bag. Use bright colours, muted colours, or a mixture of both.

This is a beginner-friendly project. This pattern is easy to follow with a lot of pictures and detailed instructions. For this DIY macrame pattern, you only need to know how to tie a square knot.

The completed bag, without the fringe, will measure about 14.57 inches (37 cm) wide by 11.02 inches (28 cm) high plus handles.

DIY Macrame Boho Purse Tutorial by WhiteOwlKnot

Find the Tutorial by WhiteOwlKnot HERE

15. Tote Bag Macrame Pattern by Macrame Magic Knots

Look at this cute little bag. It is feminine and useful. You can easily use this macrame tote bag as your everyday bag. And the best part about it is there is a shoulder strap and handles. 

In the PDF download, you will receive a document with a link to a full video tutorial. The tutorial will teach you everything you need to know to make this wonderful bag.

Tote Bag Macrame Pattern by Macrame Magic Knots

Find the Tutorial by MacrameMagicKnots HERE

ARE YOU ALWAYS BUYING NEW TOTE BAGS? INSTEAD OF BUYING A PREMADE BAG, SHOW OFF YOUR CRAFTING SKILLS AND KNOT YOUR OWN MACRAME TOTE BAG.

Who are we trying to kid? We can never have enough tote bags. If you like the boho chic look and want to start creating your own bags, check out our list of macrame tote bag tutorials. 

You can also add to your bag collection these macrame bag, leather purse, market bag and backpack patterns. When you’re done, flaunt your creations on our Facebook Page. we’d love to see them.

So what are you waiting for, start making your own macrame tote bag.