Bags & Totes

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Fiesta Fancy
Serger-made flirty, organza ruffles jazz up a festive print in this little drawstring bag. Finished bag is about 7" x 12".

Skill level: Easy
Designed by
Nancy Fiedler
Abracadabra Art Bag
An apron hides inside this clever stitched tote that turns into an art-class cover-up for your favorite little budding artist. This e-pattern was originally published in the September 2007 issue of Sewing Savvy magazine.

Size: Fits 4- to 6-year-old.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Barbara W. Talbert
Bali Beach Bag
This generously proportioned tote is big enough to carry everything you could possibly need for a perfect day at the beach.

Size: 21" x 15" x 4".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Lucy A. Fazely & Michael L. Burns
Beach Bag
Coated cotton fabric makes this roomy tote perfect for carrying to the beach! This e-pattern was originally published in Simple Serger Sewing.

Size: 13" x 15" x 8".

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Pamela Hastings
Beaded Amulet
A purse tiny enough to wear as a necklace holds precious mementos or practical items such as tissue or lipstick. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew-Easy Designer Bags & Totes.

Size: 4 1/2" x 3" excluding cord.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Stephanie Corina Goddard
Beaded Jewelry Bag
The serged pearl edging on this jewelry bag is unique and adds a very feminine finishing touch. Finished jewelry bag size is approximately 13 1/2" x 13 1/2" open.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Naomi Baker
Chic Chenille
Use flannel and homespun plaids to make your own chenille fabric for this soft self-lined tote. Stitch, slash and wash it to make the layers bloom into a rich, tweedy texture. Inside-out seams add texture and visual appeal. Finished tote bag size is 12" x 16" x 3".
Designed by
Julie Weaver
Color My World
Stitch an apron and coloring book tote in fun, bright prints for a special budding artist. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew Special Fat Quarter Gifts.

Size: Apron: Toddler. Tote: About 9" x 11". ID Tag: 6" x 5".

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Carolyn Vagts
Coming Up Flowers Tote
Make this breezy summer handbag using home dec fabrics in your favorite florals. Punctuate it with a bold solid for the roomy gusseted pocket. This e-pattern was originally published in the March 2008 issue of Sewing Savvy magazine.

Size: 17" x 9" x 5", excluding handles.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Carol Zentgraf
Compact Travel Bag
Surprise a friend with this pretty bag encased in a zippered wallet! The perfect item for unique purchases during a trip, this project is easy to make and sure to please. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew Special Fat Quarter Gifts.

Size: Closed Wallet: 6" x 6 3/4". Opened Bag: 13" x 15".

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Dorothy R. Martin
Expressly Oriental
Whether you embroider the fan applique for this zip-top brocade bag or make a fabric applique instead, the results will be an up-to-date expression of East meets West. This e-pattern was originally published in the January 2008 issue of Sewing Savvy magazine. Finished Size: 10" x 8" x 2 1/2", excluding handle.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Marta Alto
Flap Happy
It's as flirty and feminine as can be. Shaped suede flaps in assorted lengths are arranged in overlapping rows to create the layered "skirt" on this happy-go-lucky lined bag. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew-Easy Designer Bags & Totes

Size: 13" x 12" x 3 1/2".

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Barbara Weiland
Lined Denim Tote
Here's a great way to use up your denim scraps and turn them into an interesting and durable shoulder tote. Finished tote size is 3" x 13 1/4" x 13 1/4", excluding handle.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
June Fiechter
Little Luxury
Combine bits of velvet, brocade and taffeta for a luxurious little evening bag. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew-Easy Designer Bags & Totes.

Size: 7" x 10" excluding straps.

Skill Level: Experienced
Designed by
Karen Dillon
Mitten Gift Bags
These little gift bags can do double duty as ornaments for your tree or fireplace mantel. Hand stitching and buttons are easy-to-sew embellishments.

Finished sizes: Snowman Sam (4 1/2" x 7 1/2", excluding hanging loop), Perky Penguin (4 1/2" x 8 1/2", excluding hanging loop), Reindeer Merrymaker (4 1/2" x 9", excluding hanging loop).

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Angie Wilhite
Oh! Kimono!
This soft tote is the perfect place to showcase a collection of vintage kimono fabrics or some wonderful old ties. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew-Easy Designer Bags & Totes

Size: 14 1/2" x 14 1/2" x 3" excluding handles.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Linda Turner Griepentrog
Painted Posies
Show off your sewing and painting talents with this easy-to-make stylized summer purse. Finished purse size is 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 2", excluding handles.
Designed by
Sharon Mann
Picture This Town Tote
Frame a pretty printed picture panel with ribbon on crisp pique for this oh-so-fresh and feminine bag. Button feet keep it clean on the bottom, and colorful cords show through hardware tubing for the clever handles. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew-Easy Designer Bags & Totes.

Size: 10 1/2"W x 13 1/4"H x 3 3/4"D.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Karen Dillon
Prairie Points Purse
Make this 10" x 6" purse to learn the prairie point technique, which can be applied to any garment!
Purse pattern only, includes tips for making vest!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Agnes Mercik
Pretty & Pieced
These sweet gift bags are easy to make and are a beautiful way to wrap a gift. By varying the placement of fabrics, four bags can be made from the same six fat quarters.

Size: 7 3/4" x 18 1/2".

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Connie Kauffman
Prom Pretty Purse
Beautiful trims and silk dupioni are the perfect pairing for this simple little bag. Choose fabric and trims to complement a prom gown or bridal-party attire for spring and summer weddings. Finished size 6 1/2" x 8 1/2".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Pam Lindquist
Ribbon Run Around
Stitch up a jaunty little handbag with ribbon trim for added charm. It's the perfect companion for a fresh spring outfit and will take you right into summer sun-dressing. Finished handbag size is 9 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 3 1/2", excluding handles.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Karen Dillon
Roll-Up Jewelry Pouch
Protect your fine jewelry in this pocketed soft flannel carrying case--perfect for travel! This e-pattern was originally published in Sew It Easy With Fleece & Flannel. Finished Size: About 6" x 11", open.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Mary Ayres
Rudolph Gift Bag
The dapper reindeer stars on a lined drawstring gift bag framed in soft flannel holiday prints. Ball-button eyes, semi-attached 3-D ears stitched into the paper-pieced design and a stitched-on bow tie add to his charm. This e-pattern was originally published in Weekend Quilting Wonders. Finished Size: 14" x 20 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Christine Schultz
Sashiko-Stitched Bag
Machine-embroidered sashiko accented with beads changes this simple handbag shape into a head-turning accessory for your wardrobe any time of the year. Handbag Size: Approximately 4 x 10 x 15 inches.
Designed by
Nancy Fiedler
Shoulder Hugger
An adjustable suede strap adds comfort and style to this roomy and shapely shoulder bag. You'll appreciate the convenient exterior pocket for your cell phone or sunglasses and the zip-top closure for safety's sake. Finished Size: 11 x 15 x 2 inches.
Designed by
Janis Bullis
Sling Time
Lightweight outerwear fabric is the perfect choice for this shaped and sporty shoulder bag. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew-Easy Designer Bags & Totes

Size: 9" x 10 1/2" (at bottom) x 2 1/2" excluding the shoulder strap.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Karen Dillon
Soft Shoulders Ahead
Choose two coordinating cotton prints to make this easy little shoulder bag. Wear it across your body to keep your hands free. Finished tote size is 11" x 13", excluding the strap.
Designed by
Pam Lindquist
Sweet Tote
Whether you're a room mother or a baker on the go, this handy carrier is an easy way to get your confections to their designation in style! This e-pattern was originally published in Simple Serger Sewing.

Size: Fits 9" x 14" x 4" cake/cupcake carrier.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Linda Turner Griepentrog
Tapestry Traveler
Combine embellishing techniques using silk yarn with multicolored cotton threads and free-motion sewing to create a textured fabric. This e-pattern was originally published in the January 2009 issue of Sewing Savvy magazine. Finished Sizes: Travel Bag: 20" x 16", closed and excluding trim and handle; Jewelry Bag: 10" x 18", closed and excluding trim and handle.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Cheryl Stranges
Tote Trio
Use your serger to make this tote and accessories in an afternoon! This trio makes a great gift, but take time to stitch a set for yourself! This e-pattern was originally published in Simple Serger Sewing.

Size: Tote: 12" x 15" x 6", excluding handle. Cosmetic Bag: 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 1". Eyeglasses Case: 6 1/4" x 2 1/2" for readers, 6 1/4" x 3" for larger glasses.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Carol Zentgraf
Tulip Puzzle Bag
Wool felt or a firmly woven or felted woven wool is the perfect medium for this little bag. Accent the edges with satin-stitch serging, overlap and stitch. It's just that simple. A drapery tieback makes the perfect handle and flirty fringe trim adds the finishing touch. Finished bag size is approximately 9" x 10" x 3 3/4".

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Marta Alto

Find free purse sewing patterns in all skill levels!

Sometimes the perfect purse just canít be found at a store. That's why we put together this collection of purse and bag patterns for you to stitch! You can customize the fabric to perfectly match your favorite outfit -- and all these designs are easy to download and 100 percent free.

Need a new bag to tote along to the beach? Check out the Bali Beach Bag! It's large enough to carry everything you need for a fun-filled day at the beach. For an easy, everyday purse, you're sure to love the Soft Shoulders Ahead design. Just choose two coordinating cotton fabrics to make this popular, easy-to-wear purse. It's a great choice to take along to run errands, go on a shopping trip, or carry to work or school.

Look around at our free purse sewing patterns and get inspired to start stitching today!

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