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150+ DIY Bags and How to Make a Bag Sewing Tutorials

By: Nichole Pientka, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
150 DIY Bags and How to Make a Bag Sewing Tutorials

Do you know how to sew a bag? If not, we've got 150+ DIY Bags and How to Make a Bag Sewing Tutorials for you to try out! Bags and purses can be expensive to buy in stores, but you can make bags that last longer and look even better with these free sewing patterns and sewing tutorials. Whether you like DIY tote bags, DIY purses, handbags, or diy clutches, you can find easy sewing projects for all of these kinds of bags. You can sew a bag that looks even better and fancier than a designer purse with any of these sewing tutorials.

Some people say that the bag you carry and what's in it can define you. If you like to haul around your DIY tote bag with as many things you can carry, people might see you as the go-to person when they need some extra chapstick or even an extra pair of socks. If you like to carry only the necessities in your DIY clutch purse, you're more of a jetsetter and traveler with the ability to flit to another continent on a moment's notice. If you're a handbag kind of girl, you're flexible; you've got the necessities and a few extra belongings all organized and can be ready for a flight or a chill night at dinner and a movie. Whatever your bag says about you, you can make one all your own with any of these free sewing patterns. 

Sewing Bags: Tutorials You'll Love & 15 Free Purse Sewing Patterns

Sewing Bags: Tutorials You'll Love & 15 Free Purse Sewing Patterns eBook

You'll have all the sewing tutorials and DIY purse patterns you'll need in this collection. Perhaps it'll make you hungry for more free sewing patterns for bags and purses! It might seem a bit overwhelming at first, but with all these free purse sewing patterns, anyone can learn how to sew a bag or purse. Once you discover all the different kinds of bags and purses you can make, you’ll never want to stop making them!

Since these projects don’t require a ton of new fabric, you can dig through your stash to make your next sewn masterpiece with scraps. And because purse and bag projects aren’t too time consuming, you can even make several in one sitting. The free purse sewing patterns found in this collection can help deliver projects that make wonderful handmade gifts for showers, birthdays, or other special events.

12 Beautiful Tote Purse Patterns

12 Beautiful Tote Purse Patterns

In love with DIY tote purse patterns? Check out this collection! In an ideal world, you’d never have to switch out bags, and you’d be able to stick to one go-to purse for everyday use. Well, we all know this just isn’t possible. Your busy life takes you on all kinds of adventures, some of which call for large totes and others for small clutches. For those days at the beach, trips to the library, and long gym sessions, you’ll want to see our free tote projects and pick one large enough to store your necessities. When you find yourself out for a night on the town, maybe you just need a place to throw your lipstick and cash. This is where learning how to make a clutch comes in handy. You’ll find all kinds of useful ideas right here!

12 Wristlet Sewing Pattern Projects

12 Wristlet Sewing Pattern Projects

Wristlets are so handy when you're on the go, so learn how to sew them with these wristlet sewing patterns. Wristlets and clutches can really add some flair to any lacking outfit. They don't overpower your look and are the perfect size for storing your belongings. If you're in need of sprucing up your look, let a wristlet tutorial lead you in the right direction. Choose one of the wristlet sewing patterns provided in this handy collection, and you'll be hooked on making these simple and fun accessories.

Instead of stocking a tote full of stuff, sometimes you just need a few select things for a night out on the town. These compact bags are cute and handy. One of the best things about these wristlets is that they're quicker to make, which gives you more time to make several! If you're in need of bridesmaids' gifts, hostess gifts, or just presents for some other girlfriends, check out a wristlet tutorial from this collection.

Our Top 15 Free Online Purse Patterns

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These DIY purse patterns are even more popular now, so don't pass up these free sewing patterns even though they were popular seven years ago. What is it about a great handmade bag that gets us all giddy? It could be the compliments we receive from friends. Or maybe it’s the extra cash we save from making our own instead of purchasing them. Ask any sewist and I’m sure they’ll tell you that sewing bags and purses always delivers great satisfaction. Whether you’re looking to learn how to sew lining in a bag or how to sew a small drawstring bag, we’ve got a tutorial for you. Another fun idea would be to make free kids purse patterns. Girls of all ages love a good sewn bag!

20 Free Purse Sewing Patterns

20 Free Purse Sewing Patterns

Don't spend another minute looking at designer purses, because you'll want to make these free purse sewing patterns right away! A girl can never have too many purses. Let's be real: how many bags do you have hanging in your closet? How many beautiful purses have accumulated over the years, and you still periodically use them for this or that occasion? One can never have too many purses, which is why we've collected these 20 Free Purse Sewing Patterns. These free purse patterns are innovative, gorgeous, and reader-approved. Save a few bucks and make a bag that's truly one of a kind when you make any of these gorgeous purses.

28 Handy Dandy Drawstring Bag Sewing Patterns & Tutorials

28 Handy Dandy Drawstring Bag Sewing Patterns & Tutorials

DIY drawstring bag patterns are so handy, so check out this collection! There is not another sewn bag pattern out there that is more convenient than the drawstring bag pattern. These easy sewing project ideas come in all shapes and sizes, making them the ideal project to make for many situations. When you learn how to make a drawstring bag, you immediately know how to make a bag that can be used to wrap up gifts or how to sew a big enough bag to carry your laundry. With their multitude of uses and easy design, the drawstring bag pattern ideas in this free collection of sewing patterns will all come in handy. From itty bitty ideas to hold jewelry to DIY backpacks to make for your kids, the easy bags in this list all have something to offer. Whether you are looking to organize or just want a new beach bag, this collection is sure to hold your next sewing project.

50+ Patterns to Sew Purses

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You have practically unlimited options for DIY purses in this handy collection. You'll sew them up in no time! 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.

6 Ways to Learn How to Sew a Bag or Purse

6 Ways to Learn How to Sew a Bag or Purse

This is the best collection of sewing tutorials that we have on how to sew a bag or purse! These tutorials will be easy enough for anyone to learn, even beginners. We know that learning how to sew a bag or purse can truly change the way a person sews. Pick up this handy skill and you can come up with all kinds of awesome projects. Use the free purse sewing patterns found inside this collection not only to learn how to sew a bag or purse, but also to explore all kinds of creative and inspiring ideas.

Learn how to sew a bag or purse and start creating all kinds of lovely projects to give away as gifts! All of these projects would make great gifts for birthdays, showers, and more. Grab some fabric and get to sewing! Your new favorite bags and purses await!

Free Tote Bag Pattern Party: 18 How to Make a Tote Bag Ideas

Free Tote Bag Pattern Party: 18 How to Make a Tote Bag Ideas

There’s the clutch for a night out, the backpack for an overnight trip, the messenger bag for meetings, and the coin purse for carrying small amounts of cash and coins. All of these free purse patterns are lovely and fun in their own special ways, but they are not nearly as versatile as the beloved tote bag pattern.

A free tote bag pattern can be used for so many different reasons. You can learn how to make a tote bag for library trips and outings at the farmer’s market. You can even carry a classy tote bag pattern as your everyday purse! No matter the occasion, there’s a free tote bag pattern for that! AllFreeSewing.com loves free tote bag patterns, and we have a ton of totes for you to pick through. Check out some of our best and brightest free tote bag patterns in this collection.

21 Diaper Bag Patterns + DIY Changing Pad Ideas

21 Diaper Bag Patterns + DIY Changing Pad Ideas

Do you need big diaper bag patterns that will help you store anything and everything you might need, or are you on the search for diaper bag patterns that are compact for quick trips? Maybe you need both. Lucky for you, we have all the free bag patterns a mom might need in this collection of DIY diaper bag ideas. Check it out for diaper bag, wet bag, and DIY changing pad patterns that make great baby shower gifts for brand new moms.

Any mom with a little one still in diapers can tell you that finding the right diaper bag is imperative. Having a great DIY diaper bag can truly change your life. Using diaper bag patterns to learn how to make a bag that can store all your mommy must-needs can make a day out on the town with your little one so much easier. Diaper bag patterns are not all created equal, so finding the one that fits your particular needs is the most important part of choosing one of these baby sewing patterns.

How to Sew a Backpack: 19 Free Bag Patterns

How to Sew a Backpack: 19 Free Bag Patterns

Whether you're looking for a more convenient way to carry your stuff or are in search of back to school patterns, learning how to sew a backpack can be a fantastic sewing project to explore. With this collection at your fingertips, you can't go wrong with finding a backpack pattern that's just right for you! 

Backpacks just make travel so much easier. With your hands and arms free, you can easily go about your day with your essentials strapped to your back. This is probably why backpack sewing patterns are some of the most popular free sewing patterns when it comes to sewists who are sewing for their kiddos or preparing for a trip. Unlike a simple tote bag, a backpack sewing pattern can hold quite a few essentials and can be modified to include additional pockets and other storage options. You'll be inspired to pick up your sewing materials and get to work on a new bag when you take a look at this collection of free backpack patterns to sew!

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Wowza, I don't think I'll ever have to shop for bags again with this list.

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