Free sewing projects for totes and purses.


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Sew Many Bags. Sew Little Time

Sew Many Bags has step-by-step instructions for easy shoppers and simple daytime bags to glamorous evening bags and cosmopolitan weekend bags. by Sally Southern - Published 2008 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Sew What! Bags

18 Pattern-Free Projects You Can Customize to Fit Your Needs by Lexie Barnes - Published 2009 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Style Stitches

by Amy Butler - Published 2010 Affiliate Link to Amazon


The Bag Making Bible

The Complete Guide to Sewing and Customizing Your Own Unique Bags. by Lisa Lam - Paperback - Published 2010

Appliquéd Eagle Tote Bag

Backpack - Bunny Backpack

Free pattern. Sew Much Ado

Bag - Beach Bag

A tutorial on how to make a mesh beach bag. OCD - Obsessive Crafting Disorder

Bag - Reversible Bag

Free pattern for making a reversible bag. Very Purple Person

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Clutch Bag

Need an evening bag? This purse design which is quick and easy and will fit the bill. Threads

Collapsable Fabric Storage Tote (Sewing Project)



Drawstring Bag

Learn how to sew a simple drawstring bag.

Drawstring Bag

A simple drawstring bag tutorial. Sew Delicious

Drawstring Bag

A simple, purse design. Threads

Duffel Bag Tutorial

Saltwater Kids

Eco-Friendly Shopping Tote

Marcus Fabrics

Fringed Bag

Small fringed bag sewing tutorial. So Sew Easy

Gift Bags

Easy-to-sew gift bag instructions. Canadian Living

Handbag - Tucked Preppy Handbag

A color-blocking handbag pattern to sew. Sew 4 Home

Hospital Bed Saddlebag

With this free project, people in a hospital bed would be within easy reach of person items.


How to Line a Crocheted Bag

Learn how to add a fabric lining with pockets to a crocheted bag.

Laptop Tote

Sew this tote for an easy way to carry a laptop. Craft and Fabric Links

Linen Towel Bag

Create a tote bag with two linen towels. Bumble Bee Linens

Market Bag

Reuseable market bag.

Messenger Bag

How to sew a messenger bag.

Messenger Bag

A tutorial on how to make a messenger bag. Ideal for school. OCD - Obsessive Crafting Disorder

Messenger Bag

A tutorial on how to make a messenger bag. mmm crafts

Placemat Bag

Easy, quick sewing project. Ben Franklin Crafts


Pocket Handbag

How to make a small, cute handbag using an old jeans or shorts pocket. This project only requires simple sewing skills so beginners and kids can sew this project.


A small cloth pouch pattern.


Pouch - How to Sew a Lined Zipper Pouch (Bag)

This video will show how to make a simple lined zipper pouch (bag).

Purse - Pick-A-Pocket Purse

A simple purse with six outer pockets.

Purse - Pleated Purse Tutorial

How to sew a pleated purse. By Monica Gee at Bolsa Chica

Purse with zippers

Free sewing pattern for a purse. Craft and Fabric Links

Purses - Purse Patterns eBook

This free eBooks comes with everything you need to know about how to sew a purse. Three sewing purse patterns - Patch Pouch, Chinoiserie and Decorator Double-Take. Sew News


Shopping Bag

How to make a simple shopping bag. Even a beginner sewer can make this project.

Shopping Bag (Fabric)

How to sew a fabric shopping bag. All free Crafts

Shoulder Bag

A rough pattern and guide for sewing a shoulder bag. Tiny Happy

String Backpack

Sew 4 Home


T-Shirt Tote (Video)

A video tutorial on how to recycle an old tee shirt into a tote bag.

Tote - Denim Eyelet Tote Bag

For this project you can purchase denim or recycle old denim. My Recycled Bags

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