Small fur tote, a sweet gift for the holidays.

small fur toteThis is a quick tutorial on how to make a small fur tote.  Christmas is approaching fast and my gift list is looking rather daunting, so I need projects that I can accomplish in a couple of hours rather than a couple of days.  I notice little fur things everywhere –as decorations on the Christmas tree, as trimming on clothes and shoes, scarves, vests.  The possibilities are many and I think a small fur tote would be a great gift and an easy project.  So I came up with this design and pattern that I would like to share with you.

If you enjoyed our last project with faux fur making a winter hat, then you'll enjoy this small fur tote project as well.  This tote is really easy and fast to make.  It is both a perfect accessory and also a great Christmas gift.  It would also be a good place to start if you've not made many bags before.  You'll learn about how linings work as well as other key skills to then move on to more complex patterns and projects.

small fur tote

While this is a very easy tote to make, the knowledge of handling the faux fur fabric is essential.  If you are a beginner, please read this essential guide on how to work with fur.

sewing with fur


  • Medium length hair faux fur 1/2 yard (there will be a bit of left over but we will use it in the near future)
  • Quilting cotton 1/2 yard.
  • Medium fusible interfacing 1/4 yard
  • Thread to match the lining and the faux fur


small fur tote

Fabric recommendations

Pattern layout and finished measurements

small fur tote

The tote will measure 10 1/2″ X 6″ when finished, not including the handles.

See next page for pattern download

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18 Responses to Small fur tote, a sweet gift for the holidays.

  1. Sheila says:

    Mayra, I cannot find the free pattern for the faux fur purse,it said on the next page but there was no next page? Thanks Sheila

  2. Krysia says:

    Could I use some real fur from an old mink jacket that I have inherited?

  3. Mary says:

    I made one with fleece and lined it with a medium weight interfacing and cotton. Came out great! Thank you! It is going to make a great Christmas present for a special little girl.

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  5. lorrie says:

    add an extra layer and make it a hand muff

  6. Kris says:

    How did you sew the clasp on?

  7. aunt sue says:

    How much fur material..1/4 or 1/2 yard? or is it right in front of me and I just missed it ; )

  8. Ashley says:

    I can’t seem to find fabric requirements anywhere. How much fabric and lining fabric are needed for this bag?

  9. charmainenyw says:

    Oooh, this is something new for my sewing obsessed Mum to try. Going to pass it on to her.
    – Charmaine

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