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Over 60 Awesome Tote, Bag and Purse Patterns

Free sewing projects for totes and purses.


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Appliquéd Eagle Tote Bag

Stitch up a patriotic tote for the 4th of July. Sewing.org

Backpack

This versatile backpack has everything a grade-schooler needs - room for books, folders, water bottle and a pocket for treasures on the front! Pellon Projects

Beach Bag

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

Beach Bag with Rope Handles

This Oversized Beach Bag Sewing pattern has plenty of room for all of your pool or beach necessities! Polka Dot Chair

Bunny Backpack

A free backpack pattern that your toddler will love wearing. Sew Much Ado

Change Purse / Card Holder

Change Purse / Card Holder

Learn how to make Change Purse/Card Holder at JOANN fabric and craft store online. Find detailed step-by-step instructions to complete your project today! Joann

Clutch Bag

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

Collapsible Fabric Storage Tote

How do you make organization fun, functional and fashionable? A collapsable, sturdy fabric store tote is handy for storing all kinds of stuff. Fiskars

Denim Eyelet Tote Bag

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

Diaper Bag

As a child gets older, you don't have to lug around as many things. Here is a DIY small diaper bag that is just the right size. Fabric.com

DIY Tote Bag

DIY Tote Bag

DIY fun tote bag tutorial that looks store bought. It's large enough to hold everything a girl could need and features faux leather handles. Handmade in the Heartland

DIY Zero Waste Produce Bag

DIY Zero Waste Produce Bag

Learn how to sew a produce bag. Tim Rosanelli YouTube Channel

Dollar Tree Tote Bag

Dollar Tree Tote Bag

This craft tutorial shows you how to take a floor mat and turn it into a tote bag. Craft Bits

Drawstring Backpack

A DIY drawstring backpack is a great beginner sewing project! It’s easy to make and you’ll end up with a useful bag that’s also quite cute! Orange Bettie

Drawstring Backpack Tutorial

Make a lined drawstring backpack! This easy project is perfect for beginners. Sew Can She

Drawstring Backpack with Pocket

DIY drawstring backpack tutorial. Happiest Camper

Drawstring Bag

Teaching a child to sew? A drawstring bag is the perfect first project. Melly Sews

Drawstring Bag (Beginner Sewing Project)

Drawstring Bag (Beginner Sewing Project)

Learn how to sew a super simple drawstring bag. Kids will love to choose fabrics and then create small drawstring pouches to put all their little treasures in. This DIY drawstring bag sews up in less than an hour and is a beginner sewing project for kids or adults. Needlepointers.com

Drawstring Bag Tutorial

A simple drawstring bag tutorial. Sew Delicious

Drawstring Travel Shoe Bag Tutorial

Drawstring Travel Shoe Bag Tutorial

How to sew a fabric shoe bag. Shoe bags are handy when traveling. Shoe bags help keep clothing and luggage from getting dirty. Learn how to sew a quick, easy and handy shoe bag.
This project is so easy even someone learning to sew can make it.

Duffel Bag Tutorial

Boy! Will you boy like this duffel bag. Saltwater Kids

Eco-Friendly Shopping Tote

Stitch up some super easy tote to carry groceries or other essentials in earth-conscious style with this free pattern at Marcus Fabrics. Marcus Fabrics

Envelope Clutch Pattern

Depending on fabric choices, this envelope clutch will work for a daytime clutch or an evening clutch. See Kate Sew

Envelope Clutch Purse

Envelope Clutch Purse

Learn how to make Envelope Clutch Purse at JOANN fabric and craft store online. Find detailed step-by-step instructions to complete your project today! Joann

Flower Appliqued Tote Bag

Flower Appliqued Tote Bag

Learn how to raw edge applique a tote bag. This project is simple and a great way to use up scrap fabric. Makes a nice gift bag! Needlepointers.com Staff

Fringe Purse

Fringe Purse

With faux leather create a fun, fringe purse with these free instructions. Joann

Fringed Bag

Small fringed bag sewing tutorial. This pattern will give you the choice of making a clutch or to hang it over your shoulder so you have some flexibility. So Sew Easy

Hospital Bed Saddlebag

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

How to Line a Crocheted Bag

How to Line a Crocheted Bag

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

Japanese Knot Bag

Japanese Knot Bag

A Japanese knot bag is a small open tote bag, but with a twist. It has asymmetrical handles, and one of the handles slips through the other to form a knot and close the bag. Hello Sewing

Laptop Tote

A sewn tote is an easy way to carry your laptop. This tote has a large inside compartment and a large outside pocket for storing your laptop accessories. Craft and Fabric Links

Linen Towel Bag

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

Market Bag

Reuseable market bag. AllPeopleQuilt.com

Messenger Bag

Messenger Bag

How to sew a messenger bag. Craftbits.com

Messenger Bag

A tutorial on how to make a messenger bag in two different sizes. Ideal for school or shopping. OCD - Obsessive Crafting Disorder

Messenger Bag

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

Monster Tote Bag

Monster Tote Bag

This tote bag was upcycled using an old unwanted cushion. My Poppet Makes

Neoprene Envelope Clutch

Neoprene Envelope Clutch

Step-by-step instructions for sewing an envelope clutch using Neoprene fabric. Joann

No-Sew Basket Weave Cotton Tote

No-Sew Basket Weave Cotton Tote

How To Make No-Sew Basket Weave Cotton Tote with detailed step-by-step instructions. Joann

Origami Bento Bag

Origami Bento Bag

This tutorial will show you how to sew an origami tote bag with lining and boxed corners, in easy-to-follow steps. Hello Sewing

Pick-A-Pocket Purse

A simple bag cleverly incorporates six outer pockets for everyday necessities. AllPeopleQuilt.com

Pleated Handbag

Pleated Handbag

Learn how to make a pleated handbag with Joann Fabric's online instructions. Joann

Pleated Zipper Clutch Bag

This clutch bag tutorial is scrap friendly, so you can combine 2 different fabrics for the main sides and has some great details for customizing your way. Like Flowers and Butterflies

Pocket Handbag

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.

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

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

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

Produce Bags

Produce Bags

A DIY free pattern on how to make reusable produce bags. Hello Sewing

Purse with zippers

Free sewing purse pattern featuring zipped outer pocket and zipper top closure. Craft and Fabric Links

Retro Apple Bag

Retro Apple Bag

This easy-to-make tote bag features an apple applique. My Poppet Makes

Round Pouch Bag

A small cloth pouch pattern. Sew-ing.com

Shopping Bag

This free shopping bag sewing pattern makes a fabric version of a paper grocery bag, with easy measurement, cutting, and sewing instructions. All free Crafts

Shopping Bag Pattern

Shopping Bag Pattern

How to make a simple DIY grocery bag. Even a beginner sewer can make free shopping bag project. Needlepointers.com

Shoulder Bag

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

Shoulder Tote and Water Bottle Holder

By using a pair of jeans, sew a shoulder tote and/or water bottle holder. AOK Corral

Snack Wrapper Zipper Pouch

Snack Wrapper Zipper Pouch

Turn your empty snack wrappers (cookies, candy, chips, etc) into recycled zipper bags with this zipper pouch tutorial. Turn your empty snack wrappers (cookies, candy, chips, etc) into recycled zipper bags with this zipper pouch tutorial. Needlepointers.com

String Backpack

A lightweight, string-style backpack is the perfect storage solution for outdoor outings, sport team practices, or just as an everyday carryall. Sew 4 Home

T-Shirt Tote

T-Shirt Tote

How to make a t-shirt tote bag by recycling an old tee shirt. This simple and quick tote bag can be made in less than a half hour and is so easy to make even someone learning to use can made it. Needlepointers.com

Tea Bag

Tea Bag

How to use a reusable muslin tea bag so you can enjoy quality tea and go zero waste. Easy Things to Sew

Tote Bag - How to Sew a Simple Tote Bag

Tote Bag - How to Sew a Simple Tote Bag

Learn how sew a simple tote bag with our video tutorial and also our step-by-step instructions. Everyone needs tote bags. My some for yourself or to give as gifts. No pattern necessary. Needlepointers.com

Trick or Treat Bag

Trick or Treat Bag

How to sew a lined trick or treat bag. Free pattern. Needlepointers.com

Tucked Preppy Handbag

A color-blocking handbag pattern with an interesting twist. Sew 4 Home

Unicorn Tote Bag

Unicorn Tote Bag

A fun project for unicorn fans. Get started with this easy sewing project with the step-by-step directions! Craft Bits

Valentine Treat Bags

Valentine Treat Bags

On Valentine's Day, kids enjoy passing out treats to their classmates, teammates, teachers, and friends. What better way than with a cute goodie bag. Learn how to make quick and easy fabric bags.

Walker Caddy

This caddy is approximately 6 1/2" x 12" and can be attached to a walker or on a bed rail. Sewing.org

Water Bottle Tote

Water Bottle Tote

This free project pattern shows you how to make a bottle bag tote using around 1/2 yard of fabric. Craft Bits

Wheelchair and Walker Caddies

A simple carrier to attach to a walker or wheelchair. Care Wear

Wheelchair Bag PDF

Instructions for making a tote bag for a wheelchair. 4 H

Wheelchair Tote

A pattern for a wheelchair tote. Sewing.org

Zip Zap Mini Pouch

An adorable zippered pouch. Sew 4 Home

Zipper Top Tote

This pattern isn't for beginners. It's an intermediate pattern and as such, it comes with regular pattern-style instructions rather than the full step-by-step tutorial you might find with beginner patterns. So Sew Easy









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