20 Sewing Patterns for Purses and Bags that You Can Sew

If you love purses, then these are the sewing project for you. These 20 sewing patterns for bags will have your sewing in no time. Find patterns for purses here.

Is it time for a new purse but you're having a hard time finding exactly what you want?

When you sew your own you can make it perfectly match your style and needs!

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Idea posts are awesome because they give you lots of ideas all in one place! Here are a few more idea posts that I think you might like: 20 Fun & Fabulous Items to Sew, 20 No Sew Scrap Fabric Projects, and 20 Valentine's Day Fabric Projects.

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Purse Patterns:

1. My Favorite Bag from The Crafty Blog Stalker

On a recent sewing day, I sewed My Favorite Bag Pattern from Kati Cupcake. A super cute DIY purse that I can't wait to use and show off. 

My Favorite Bag

2. Crossbody Purse Easy Sew from Kandou Patterns

The pattern comprises a step-by-step photo tutorial that shows you how to make a beautiful and practical purse ideal for everyday use. Full-scale pattern templates are included so no need for measuring -just cut and sew!

Crossbody Purse Easy Sew

3. Tri-Fold Wallet from Choly Night

This project came about because I realized I could probably use a new wallet. This particular one has a lot of features for everyday necessities: loads of pockets for cards, a slot for bills, and a pocket in the back for coins.

Trifold wallet

4. Continuous Zipper Purse from Ashlee Marie

These continuous zipper purses are so much fun to make, and so many zipper colors are available. I made this first one for my mom!

Continuous Zipper Purse

5. iPad Mini or Kindle Case from The Crafty Blog Stalker

A Fabric Case Sewing Pattern for an iPad Mini or Kindle fabric case an iPad Mini or Kindle Case. This pattern fits most sizes of tablets.

iPad Mini or Kindle Case

6. Zipped Tote Bags from Molko Studios

Make your own everyday, classic tote bags in 2 sizes with this PDF sewing pattern, sewing tutorial.

Zipped Tote Bags

7. Reversible Sling Bag from Sugar Bee Crafts

I am in love with this latest sewing project – Reversible Sling Bag!  It’s a great way to showcase any type of fabric, not limited to stripes 🙂  If you have never attempted sewing a bag before, this is a great place to start.

Reversible Sling Bag

8. Dotty Pouches from May Chappell

You’ll need three colors for the outside of each pouch and two for the lining. I used fat quarters that I mixed and matched.

Dotty Pouches

9. Handy Purse Organizer from Sew Can She

Keep all of your bags organized with this free purse organizer sewing pattern! This handy organizer has pockets all over and is perfect for holding all those little things in your purse that get jumbled together.

Handy Purse Organizer

10. Magali Mini Backpack from I Think Sew Bags

The Magali Mini Handmade Backpack / Cross Bag is a unique compact, travel-friendly bag, designed to be carried across your body. With its stylish look and practical storage, this simple bag can carry all sorts of things without any worries!

Magali Mini Backpack

11. Free Purse Pattern from Naptime Creations

 This purse is easy to sew, is a great size, and has all the pockets you could need!! Outer pockets on the front for your important stuff and two big pockets inside, one on each side.

Free Purse Pattern

12. The Lauren Bag from Sew Modern Bags

It’s smart, stylish, simple, and takes just a yard of fabric. This example even has a recycled leather handle from another old bag, although of course you can add a new one or make a fabric strap for it too.  

The Lauren Bag

13. Pocket Tote Library Bag from Sugar Bee Crafts

Whether you’re doing in-person school or hybrid or school at home, tote bags are ALWAYS a must! They’re a great gift idea too!

Pocket Tote Library Bag

14. The Rockstar Bag from Sew Sweetness Patterns

This medium-sized bag is full of great detailing. It has a top zipper closure and both a short handle and a long cross-body strap. With an outer flap pocket and two inner zippered pockets, you will have plenty of storage space to keep all of your essentials.

The Rockstar Bag

15. Mini Wallets from The Sewing Loft

Today I’m gonna show you how to turn a few basic scraps into something useful - mini wallets. That’s right, I took a few small scraps and turned them into a major focal point on these minis.

Mini Wallets

16. Toy Tote from Roonie Ranching

All kids need a way to carry the myriad of toys they insist on bringing everywhere they go. This toy tote is the perfect size for half a dozen Rescue Bots, a herd of My Little Ponies, or enough small Beanie Boos to keep a kid entertained.

Tiny Tote

17. Reversible Book Bag Tutorial from Raegun Ramblings

I’m a firm believer that a girl can never have too many bags. If you’re looking for an easy sewing project or quick gift idea a personalized bag is a great option.

Reversible Book Bag Tutorial

18. Shoulder Bag from Emels Handicraft

The Shoulder Bag comes with 2 pdf patterns and pdf instructions. The bag has 3 pockets outside which one of them is a zippered pocket. Inside it has 4 card slots and one slot for a mobile phone.

Shoulder Bag

19. Triangle Totes fromShiny Happy World

These triangle totes are handy-dandy little things. Use them to hold make-up, coins, little toys, a handful of crayons, and a small notebook – anything you can think of.

Triangle Totes

20. Vintage Flour Sack Inspired Drop Cloth Purse from Crafting in My Home

I’m so excited to share this project! I first had the idea to make this handmade purse last fall, I sketched it out in my idea book and thought about it a lot!

Vintage Flour Sack Inspired Drop Cloth Purse

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