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50+ Patterns to Sew Purses


Bags and Purses

Cornishware DIY Tote BagOf all things to sew, making purses is truly rewarding. Why? Because you can use them every day! Not to mention, when you're out and about wearing your newly sewn masterpiece, people will take notice. Be the envy of all your friends with any of these patterns to sew purses. It's so much fun to design your own handbags that you'll constantly be working on your next great purse project. If you've never made one before, you've come to the right place because these awesome patterns will teach you how to sew a purse. For all the great reasons to sew your own purse, here are some of the best free purse patterns to sew!


Patterns to Sew Purses 

50+ Patterns to Sew Purses
Table of Contents:

Medium Sized Purses
Tote Bag Patterns

Coin Purse Patterns


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Gathered Clutch

  1. Gathered Clutch - This free sewing pattern is a new take on the traditional clutch--it features gathered details and an interior pocket to keep credit cards and more.
  2. Placemat Clutch - No, this adorable clutch doesn't look like it was made from a placemat but it was! Can you believe where creativity can get you? Follow the Placemat Clutch Tutorial to make one of your own.
  3. Clutches for the Ladies - Looking for a special gift for your bridesmaids? Make these Clutches for the Ladies! They'll love having a usable keepsake from you.
  4. Pleated Pouch - Sometimes you just need a cute, little bag to throw a few things in. The Pleated Pouch is a cute option. With a zippered top and a body small enough to fit inside a larger bag, you'll find this accessory works for everyday life.
  5. The Dainty Leather Clutch - Working with leather can be challenging but with this easy free purse pattern you can create a super cute clutch, great for a night out.

DIY Rug Clutch  


  1. Lined Sequin Clutch - If you have a night on the town planned, hit it with style by learning how to sew a purse that sparkles.
  2. Pretty Little Clutch - Make this free clutch sewing pattern for you or a friend. It simple to sew and has a cute, crisp look.
  3. DIY Rug Clutch - Learn how to upcycle an old rug to make a free purse pattern you'll adore.
  4. Patchwork DIY Bag Patterns - This free patchwork pattern make a great travel wallet or crafty way to tote your sewing supplies.
  5. The Awesome Denim Clutch - Turn old jeans into a new clutch with this free how to make a bag tutorial.
  6. Beaded Clutch Tutorial - Make a simple and stunning DIY clutch with this free printable sewing pattern.
  7. Two-Tone Clutch Purse - Mix and match prints to create a chic and stylish clutch to add to your wardrobe rotation. (NEW!)


Medium Sized Purses

Buttercup Bag

  1. Adorable Fabric Purse - This Adorable Fabric Purse is the perfect size to fit all your belongings while still keeping that chic look. Use holiday themed fabric like the one in this tutorial or another kind that better suits your personal style.
  2. Buttercup Bag - With this free purse pattern, sew a bag that's dainty and adorable. This purse is stylish and the perfect size for a day of shopping.
  3. Hobo Dance Bag - This is an easy way to make a stylish bag. The Hobo Dance Bag can be decorated as seen here, or for a more adult version use a different logo or go without. The messenger bag will look great and be very useful.
  4. One Hour Bag - Use these patterns to sew purses in an hour or less! This one hour bag is easy and versatile enough to take to work, school, the mall, even the gym! Learn how to sew a purse and then make enough for everyone you love.

Blossom Shoulder Bag  


  1. Darling Drawstring Backpack - Check out this full printable pattern to sew a purse that's hands-free and fashionable.
  2. The Day Trip Purse -  It's got the room and the style you need for your day bag.
  3. Blossom Shoulder Bag - With multiple pockets in the main compartment and a sleek, stylish design, the Blossom Shoulder Bag is every girl's dream bag.
  4. Burlap Purse With Shabby Rose - You'd be surprised to hear that you can make a lovely purse like the Burlap Purse With Shabby Rose for around $5! Similar bags could set you back close to $100.
  5. Traditional Japanese Rice Bag - With a drawstring and fun print, this traditional and free purse pattern will give you the perfect variation in your style.

Retro Travel Bag 

  1. Bunny Bag - This bag has ears and you are going to love that.
  2. Retro Travel Bag - Travel back to 1963 and do it in style with this free sewing pattern!
  3. Your Dream Bag - This is the bag you have been waiting for! Click to see why.
  4. Fat Quarter Bag - This big bag can carry a lot and it is super easy to make. Check it out.
  5. How to Make a Bag in One Hour - One hour, some fabric, and you have a free bag pattern worth carrying around.
  6. The Wonder Mom Free Purse Pattern - Moms need purses that can hold it all and this free purse pattern has plenty of room for everything and more.


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Tote Bag Patterns

Oversized Beach Tote

  1. 5 Step Market Tote - The 5 Step Market Tote is really as easy as it seems. You can make this tote in one night - then you'll find yourself using it daily. And they're made from old pillowcases so they're useable and thrifty!
  2. Oversized Beach Tote - Sew an oversized beach tote with this free sewing project. This tote is large enough to hold eight beach towels!
  3. Pleated Tote - Sometimes you just need that perfect sized bag to carry around town or to the beach. Let the Pleated Tote be your answer.
  4. Canvas Beach Bag - Need a place to store all of your belongings while you're in the water? Make the Canvas Beach Bag in bright, fun fabric. It will become your go-to bag this season.
  5. T-Shirt Tote Bag - Use these patterns to sew purses from a t-shirt! The T-shirt tote bag is an easy way to learn how to sew a purse on the cheap.

Twenty Minute Tote 


  1. Twenty Minute Tote - You can carry anything in the twenty minute tote, and you can make a dozen of them since it sews up so quickly! Use this sewing tutorial to learn how to sew your own purse in whatever fabric you want.
  2. A Handibag From A Pillowcase - As far as free purse patterns go, this one is thrifty and easy to make. Preserve your favorite pillowcase by transforming it into a functional part of your accessories.
  3. The Piano Shoulder Bag - The sound of this free purse pattern will be music to your ears. Sew a purse that is quirky and functional at the same time.
  4. Dotty Embroidered Tote - Patterns to sew purses don't get much more classy than this one. Add some flair to your fashion by polka-dotting your way to a stylish tote.
  5. A Fine Day T-Shirt Tote - Whether it's a fine day or a rainy one, this tutorial will let you sew a purse in a matter of minutes. Upcycle a favorite tee into something delightful.

Remona's Reversible Tote Bag Pattern 


  1. Your Favorite Beach Bag - It's no lie. Patterns to sew purses like this one will yield your absolute favorite beach bag. See for yourself.
  2. Classy Striped Tote Bag - Sew a purse that's simply stunning with this detailed tutorial. Your bag will look like it came straight from a designer's studio by the time you're finished.
  3. Remona's Reversible Tote Bag - How to make a tote bag that you can use for any occasion. It is two purses in one!
  4. Tote Full of Pockets - A tote bag pattern that has so many pockets it will be impossible not to be organized.

Tri-Color Ten-Step Tote Bag Pattern 


  1. Fabulous Farmer's Market Tote - Make a grocery bag you can use over and over again.
  2. Tee to Tote Bag - Learn how to convert an old t-shirt into a brand new bag.
  3. Easily Maintained Market Totes - Easy to make and easy to clean, these free tote bag patterns make great DIY grocery bags.
  4. Sweatshirt Tote Tutorial - Toe bag patterns can be cozy too! Turn that old hoodie into a bag you will use.
  5. Tri-Color Ten-Step Tote Bag Pattern - A tote of three colors that you can make in just ten steps. Easy peasy!
  6. Tote-Style Handbag - Hit the town with a bag you want to flaunt when you create this free tote pattern. (NEW!)
  7. Cornishware DIY Tote - Turn that dull and boring promotional bag into a stylish free tote pattern with this tutorial. (NEW!) 


Coin Purse Patterns:

Ball Clasp Pear Coin Purse

  1. Spanish Coin Purse: Digging through a huge purse to find some change can be frustrating. Here's a useful (and cute!) solution. Make the Coin Purse and keep all of your change organized. Learn how to sew your own purse with this project.
  2. Coin Purse Keychain: Never lose your keys again with this Coin Purse Key Chain! This cute coin purse pattern has a zippered pocket for your money or credit cards as well as a key fob. Stay organized with this free coin purse sewing pattern.
  3. Cute Japanese Coin Purse: The Cute Japanese Coin Purse is useful and easy to make. You'll love the traditional look of this sewing project. Make it easy on yourself to find the change you need with this coin purse.
  4. Macaroon Coin Purse Pattern: This adorable Macaroon Coin Purse Pattern looks good enough to eat! Make a DIY coin purse that looks like the famous French cookie. Use this easy sewing project as a cute key chain to decorate your purse or backpack.
  5. Mini Backpack Coin Purse & Key Chain: Always wanted to make a Mini Backpack Coin Purse and Key Chain? Make this nifty sewing project and attach it to your keys or purse. It's easy and quick so you can make this project today! Find your coins easily with this idea.
  6. Ball Clasp Pear Coin Purse - Look no further for patterns to sew purses than this whimsical design. It's irresistibly pear-fect for your style needs.


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These bags totes purses are fantastic,the variety is great,you can have one for every day of the year.They are beautiful some easy to make.

I'd love to make the Amy Butler Blossom Bag, but unable to download and print the pattern /

I would love to make the Amy Butler shoulder bag.... but no matter what I do, the photos will not download. I get the yellow pages with text, but no pictures, no pattern pages.

I use a canvas shoulder bag. I love big bags.

i love hobo bags

I love these patterns. They are well written and are attractive. I am looking forward to making some of these.

where i can download this pattern ? i can not see

I usually use large handbags which I can carry around a lot of stuff because I am a fashion designing student and have taje a lot of stuff to my class every day. So I made myself a pleated tote and something I saw from one of a youtube video. So yah! I like huge spacious bags.

I quit carrying a purse a long time ago. Now I use a small zippered pouch that will fit into my jean's front pocket. It holds my driver's license, credit card and a few folded up bills. This is the most secure I have found. I really don't need all of that junk that I used to carry around, and now I have 2 hands free and my back doesn't hurt from carrying around all that weight on my shoulder. If we are traveling through an airport, then I will carry the biggest tote that will fit under the seat or in the overhead bin.

A big orange shoulder bag.

I'm using a shoulder bag of my own design. Grey wool blend with asymmetrical flap and pocket on the outside and a wild purple, teal and grey print lining.

I use a leather shoulder purse with out side zippers and pockets inside.

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Denim bag I made, has cross over strap.

Most of the time I use a small wallet style purse with a shoulder strap for easy caring while shopping.

For some reason my comment isn't showing up! Will try again. I usually carry a 2 pocket purse that I love to make. However after the last one wore out, I haven't found new fabrics that catch my eye. So am currently carrying a store bought one. Gasp!

I usually carry a 2pocket purse that I make, but after the last one wore out, I have been at a loss to find new fabric combos that catch my attention. So I am currently carrying a store bought purse. Gasp!

I made a tote purse from blue jeans legs with a carhart pocket t-shirt liner. Fast, easy, and shabby-chic.

a big zippered tote bag especially if I'm carrying a lot of stuff

a not too big felted wool crossbody messenger bag

a not too big felted wool crossbody messenger bag

I use a leather shoulder bag with zipper pockets inside and out.

I use a regular leather purse with a strap that goes across my body. It has enough compartments to hold all I need for the day.

Every day my go to is a clutch purse, but when I want to zazzle up an outfit I use my very sparkles drawstring purse =)

Some days I use a tote that my daughter made me, but for work I use a regular ol' purse.

Leather. ALWAYS leather.... -)

I'm using the "Classy Striped Tote Bag" that I made with the pattern on this site. Love, love, love it.

I love using structured totes!

Mine is a bucket type that I made

I currently have a leather crossbody. But i typically use a purse or bag that I have made. I love designing and making bags and tote. Pretty much a bag lady. Annie Wiederstein

Mine is a large, brown hobo style with a strap that is long enough to carry over my shoulder.

My everyday is a shoulder bag in which I put a couple of extra sections. I don't like a purse that is just one hole, everything goes to the bottom and is unorganized.

I use a large zippered tote which I designed and made myself. It is black vinyl with a tan band around the center. The band has an embroidered NFL Saints logo on it and is wide enough to form outside pockets. The inside has a zippered pocket and also 2 card pockets. The straps are sewn from the bottom of the bag to the top and have a drop of about 20 inches.

Honestly, I only use a 2.5 x 3 wallet that fits in my pocket. But, since my friends and family love and use all sizes and shapes of purses and totes, I have a large collection of patterns that I make as gifts. I like making grocery totes for personal use and cutting down on plastic grocery bags.

In all honesty, I use a 2.5" x 3" wallet that fits in my pocket. All of my friends and family love every size and shape of purses possible so as a result, I have a large collection of patterns that I use as custom gifts. My personal favorites are grocery/shopping totes to use in place of plastic grocery bags.

I have a medium sized double strap shoulder bag. There is a small snapped pocket on the side, where I keep my keys. The purse is packed to the max. )

I use a nice leather shoulder bag. It holds my kindle and all basic necessities and still looks good.

I will make the coin purses! I have lots of FREE fabric to sew make them! I obtained the "free" fabric from local upholstery shops. Instead of throwing their discontinued sample books in the trash, they give them to me!

I would make the pleated pouch. I printed this pattern quite a while ago and it's still on my to do list. I think I'll move it up as I really do love the design.

Love the one hour bag....that is my kind of project!

I would like to try the Classy Striped Tote Bag!

I have made lots of these bags and purses. I love the t-shirt to sling bag and lots of the totes. Love this site to get these ideals from. Thank you.

I LOVE all kinds of bags and would make several of these shown. But I have to say I would definitely make the Mini Backpack Coin Purse and Key Chain - it is adorable and could be very handy...

Japanese Rice Bag

I would make the buttercup purse and it is just the perfect size for the coin purse keychain (which I have made as gifts for family for Christmas) to make up in the same fabric to go with it!!!

I would make the Buttercup Purse. Looks just my size.

I have made the buttercup one; it came out very nice.

I would make the 1hour bag. Who wouldn't want a purse in an hour.

I would make the burlap purse with shabby rose. Very trendy!

Love the gathered clutch!

which of these 33 purse patterns I would make: The Gathered Clutch! Just darling.

Blossom Shoulder Bag love it

I would probably say the one hour bag. I'm making some purses to sell for some extra cash and this one looks easy enough.

Hobo Dance Bag

I have made the gathered clutch and the buttercup bag. Love them!

I love the pear coin purse!

I have made the gathered clutch and the buttercup bags. Love them!

I have made handbags of varying degrees I would like to try the Classy Striped Tote Bag

The placemat clutch just gave me some great ideas - I've already made a small bag from some woven placemats that I added a magnet and really like.

I make bags all the time , but would love to try the dotty embroidered tote!!! They all look like fun.

I would make the clutch since it's almost time for some formal wear it's the easiest to match with :)

I would make them ALL! Of course it would take a little time. I love them all!

I would make the Hobo Dance bag! My granddaughter needs a new one and this looks like the perfect size! Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

I have made the Blossom Bag before and would make it again! I love your site for getting purse, bag, and tote patterns. You are the best!

Hi, I love all the purse patterns I have seen here but the one that I would love to make first is the #1 shown, The med. one in the light green frabic. I have never made a purse yet so please let this one be my first. Thank you

how can a girl pick just 1 bag to make???

I can't wait to make the Classy Striped Tote Bag!!!!! :)

I love I have to choose just one to make??

The Blossom Shoulder Bag

I would make the pleated tote, I love it.

I have made over half dozen of the pleated pouch, only I made it deeper and wider. I love making bags. I have ideas for making a piano bag with the fabric I have on hand.

I would make the pleated pouch bag.

The Burlap Bag with Shabby Rose has been on my To-Do list forever! I have seen similar bags at high end stores for $$$$$ !

I would make the Adorable Fabric Purse. It's cute and simple. thanks

I would make the 5 Step Market Tote. It would be handy for everything

I would make the pleated pouch.

I would make the piano shoulder bag :) Very cute pattern....and I would use it to put my sheet music in! :)

Adorable fabric purse

I love the little pear coin purse. It is so cute!

I have made the one hour bag and it certainly is. I would like to make the bag in the upper right corner.

The Adorable Fabric Bag, would be pretty in many different colors and such a nice handy size.

I have made several gathered clutches. Everyone seems to like them. The Noodlehead tutorial is awesome. I would like to make the buttercup bag next.

Adorable Fabric Purse is my choice to make.

20 minute tote

I would love to try make Dotty Embroidered Tote.

I think I would like to start out doing one of the tote bags as my experience is not that high yet on general sewing. Would be nice to start with something simple!

I like the Blossom Shoulder bag.

I'll likely make the 20 minute tote to start.

I would definitely sew the 5 step market tote it looks nice and roomy and multifunctional.I think it would also be great to make for gifts for my friends.

I would make the Blossom Shoulder Bag. It looks like a challenge and a nice bag!

I would make the One Hour Bag! Looks so easy!

I like them all. I would probably start out with the one hour bag.

Love the One hour Bag!!! (But I just may try them all!

I would love to make the Coin Purse Pattern, I like unusual purses and bags of all styles.

Pleated tote. It's lovely!

So many to like. But I would choose the Canvas Beach Bag. In fact, I've already made 2!

Hobo Dance Bag sounds like this weekend's project!

Really hard to choose-I like so many. The Buttercup bag is very cute

Lined sequin clutch or the pear coin purse

Todos son muy lindos.

I can't rate it, I can't even download it.


Love the buttercup Bag.

I could not the e-book to download,,,no matter what I tried, kandie

I love making pursss. I also enjoy making baby stuff.

I love making totes and hand bags thanks

What a wonderful website! Thanks Jen of Reanna Lily Designs for sharing .

I just found your web site today and found a kitchen witch pattern I had been trying to find for a few weeks. Thank you for having such a large variety.

i found a site yesterday; cant find today. La Madison Reid site; she had some beautiful purses; can you please forward me how to find her?

The site is Some really great projects there!

Can't wait to get to sewing some of these projects I have saved.

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how do I print the sewing machine cover, I want to look at it when I cut it out, hugs vivian

I love this website I have never seen anything like it can't wait to get started I'm retired with nothing to do but with your wedsite I will be working for days and some evenings. I just love it Thank you , thank you, very very much.. doris

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@lcotton00194 0723673, Which pattern is it that you are trying to download? All of these patterns on this site can be viewed by clicking on the name of the item, and from there, click on the link that says "click here for sewing pattern." A new window should open up that takes you directly to the original designer's site. I hope this helps! --Editor of AllFreeSewing


these is really awsome!!


I really enjoy this website

Great designs

They are all wonderful

all the purses are adorable


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