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How-To Bags and Purses. Learn how to make bags and purses with these free patterns and tutorials.
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Round Placemat Beach Bag Tutorial
Create a fun beach bag out of round placemats with this easy step-by-step photo tutorial.

Make a Flat Bottom Bag out of a Placemat
Make a boxy flat-bottom bag out of a placemat. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how.

Make a Tarot Card Bag
Out guide to Paganism will show you how to make a simple drawstring bag to keep your tarot cards clean and safe.

Make a Change Purse
Make a Change Purse. Learn how to make a change purse with a zipper in this complete photo tutorial.

Cassette Tape Wallet
Cassette Tape Wallet. Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial.

Easy Bags to Make
The right bag or purse can pull a whole outfit together. Instead of spending your cash at the department stores, try your hand at creating these stylish bags.

How-To Duct Tape Wallet
How-To Duct Tape Wallet. Learn how to make a duct tape wallet with this complete photo tutorial.

How-To Bra Purse
Learn how to make a purse out of a bra with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your Expert in DIY Fashion.

Make a Grocery Tote from T-Shirts
Make a Grocery Bag from T-Shirts. Learn how to make a grocery bag using just a couple of t-shirts with this step-by-step photo tutorial.

Decoupage a Suitcase
How to Decoupage a Suitcase

Decoupage a Case
How to Decoupage? Use photos, magazine cuttings, vintage prints, stickers and cheap glue to make a unique varnished case.

Make a Belt Pouch
Learn how to make a pouch that will slide onto your belt. These photos and instructions will show you how to make a belt pouch in minutes.

Avoid the Fanny Pack: Theme Park Mini-Backpack
How to make a mini-backpack. Learn to make a mini-backpack that is perfect for theme park visits.

Bacon and Eggs Tote Bag
I was eyeing this cute bag at Target for weeks before I finally decided to reward myself with it. After I bought it, I realized how easy it would be to make one myself! Follow these simple directions to get this $10.00 tote for free.

Make a Purse from a Placemat
Learn how to put together this easy purse made from a placemat. Simply follow these step-by-step instructions.

Make a Booty Bag out of a Pair of Jeans
Follow these simple directions to make your own ‘booty bag’ out of a pair of jeans.

Make a Purse out of T-Shirts
Make a cute purse out of two t-shirts with these easy step-by-step instructions. This is a great project for DIY fashion beginners.

Make A Beach Bag
This simple beach bag is great for beginners.

Free Pattern & Directions to Sew a Fabric Wallet
You'll find a free pattern and directions for a wallet that has a coin section and credit card section here.

Magazine Purse
Henrietta shares directions on how to make a purse using magazine pages.

Patchwork Pouch
This trendy patchwork pouch is quick to make and easy on the budget. A great beginner's sewing project.

Make a Sweater Bag
Turn your never-worn sweaters into fun sweater bags and totes. Erin Huffstetler, your Guide to Frugal Living will show you how!

Make a Purse out of Tank Tops
Make a Purse out of Tank Tops. Learn how to make a cute tank top tote with this complete photo tutorial.

Free Bag and Purse Patterns
Free Bag and Purse Patterns

Make a Placemat Clutch
Learn how to make a clutch out of a placemat with this easy step-by-step photo tutorial.

Make a Laptop Case from a Placemat
Use easy sewing techniques to turn a couple of placemats into a stylish laptop case.

5 Ways to Turn a Placemat into a Purse
Learn a few ways to turn placemats into purses, beach bags, clutches and evening bags. These step-by-step photo tutorials will show you how.

DIY Placemat Purses: Perfect for Camping Trips
DIY Placemat Purses: Perfect for Camping Trips

Easy Bag and Purse Tutorials
These easy bag and purse tutorials from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken, include upcycled placemat and t-shirt purses, as well as bags made from scratch.

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