DIY Leopard Tote Bag

Today’s DIY: the tote bag!

Anyone who works, shops or travels a fair amount knows the value of a ONE carry-all for all your essentials. Here’s where having the perfect tote bag comes in. They’re pretty popular but if you haven’t been sold on them yet, here are three reasons why you should try them:

  1. Casual, Fashionable, and Versatile: You can keep it fun, & practical with the perfect tote bag. You can choose your fabric and they are complementary for going shopping, to work or just leisure time.
  2. Savings: I don’t know where you live but plastic bags where I’m at are becoming increasingly expensive, in shops and supermarkets. If you take your customized tote bag with you, you won’t have to pay for another bag every time you go shopping.
  3. Environmentally Friendly: If you’ve been paying attention, you know that we’re trying to limit the use of plastic bags to reduce landfills. ‘Nuf said! Just think of how much less plastic bags you’ll use if you just go shopping with your own.

A couple of months ago, I was sent a canvas tote bag by The New Yorker, and that bag has been through it. To give that bag a rest, I made one for myself out of this leopard print fabric my mom sent me (Thanks, Mommy).

So, if you have any fabric lying around that you have been wondering what to do with. Let’s make a tote bag?

DIY Leopard Tote Bag | Love Igho

What You’ll Need

DIY Tote Bag Pattern

The dimensions above can be adjusted accordingly if you’d like your bag in a different size.


These days, I’m all about style and EFFICIENCY. A tote bag is one of the most versatile pieces you can own. Also, you can make it in any fabric – like linen, leather, suede, and in different colors. You can also add side pockets if you want. See, versatile. Enjoy!

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