Free sewing projects for totes and purses.

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 Sew Many Bags. Sew Little Time

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

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

Style Stitches

by Amy Butler - Published 2010 Affiliate Link to Amazon

 The Bag Making Bible

The Bag Making Bible

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

Appliqu├ęd 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

Clutch Bag

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

Collapsable Fabric Storage Tote (Sewing Project)


Drawstring Bag

A simple drawstring bag tutorial. Sew Delicious

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.

Duffel Bag Tutorial

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

Fringed Bag

Small fringed bag sewing tutorial. So Sew Easy

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

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

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.


A small cloth pouch pattern.

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).

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

Shopping Bag

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

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.

String Backpack

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.

Tote - Denim Eyelet Tote Bag

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

Tote - Shoulder Tote and Water Bottle Holder

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

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.

Travel Shoe Bag Tutorial

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.

Trick or Treat Bag

Trick or Treat Bag

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

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.

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.

Zip Zap Mini Pouch

An adorable zippered pouch. Sew 4 Home

Zipper Top Tote

So Sew Easy

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