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27 Patterns to Sew Purses + 6 New Coin Purses

By: Kirsten Kwon, Editor of AllFreeSewing.com

Of 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!
 

Table of Contents:

Clutches
Medium Sized Purses
Totes


Gathered Clutch          

Clutches

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 Buttercup Bag

Medium Sized Purses

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.

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.

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.

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.

NEW! Darling Drawstring Backpack - Check out this full printable pattern to sew a purse that's hands-free and fashionable.

 

Oversized Beach Tote

Totes

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!

Oversized Beach Tote - Sew an oversized beach tote with this free sewing project. This tote is large enough to hold eight beach towels!

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 - 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

 

Your Favorite Beach Bag

More Purse Patterns:

The Day Trip Purse -  It's got the room and the style you need for your day bag.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

 

Ball Clasp Pear Coin Purse

Coin Purse Patterns:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NEW! 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.

 

Plus! Find Even More Purse Patterns:

12 Beautiful Tote Purse Patterns eBook

Sewing Bags: Tutorials and Free Purse Sewing Patterns

Your Purse Pattern Tutorial: 67 Free Bag Sewing Patterns


Which of these purse patterns would you make?

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