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This Carpetbag Tote project is an excellent way to learn how to sew a bag from scratch. Once you download this free purse pattern, you'll see how easy it is to construct a sturdy bag. It will be like having a personal instructor alongside of you the whole time. Learning how to sew a bag like this is surprisingly easy. With helpful pictures as guides, you'll get the scoop on adding straps and pockets to your DIY purse.

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Time to CompleteIn an evening

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This is such a sturdy and useful bag! Sign up for our free newsletter to see this featured next week along with other bags any lady would love.

What kind of fabric should I use?

Hi! You can use whatever fabric you might like for this bag. If you plan on using it as an everday purse, I suggest something a bit sturdier! Hope that helps! Kaylee, Editor of

This came out cute. I was a little confused about in what order to sew the pieces together, but once I figured it out I was pleased with the result. This was my first sewing project.

I made this bag up last night using remnants. I did add a magnet snap and a decorative button on the outside! Very cute, thank you so much for sharing

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