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Free Bag and Purse Patterns

The best free bag and purse patterns and instructions.

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Bags and purses are some of the most easy things to create, and they are also incredibly useful. I've looked up some of the best free patterns online to inspire your next bag or purse project.

Free Sewing Bag and Purse Patterns

  • Easy Zippered Change Purse - You can make a simple little change purse that has a zipper to keep your precious pennies from getting lost. These are great to keep in your purse or give to people who need lunch money each day.

  • Cassette Tape Wallet - Cassette tapes may be outdated and a bit obsolete, but you can still enjoy your favorites or some kitschy titles with this easy cassette tape wallet. Whip this baby out at the checkout and reap the conversational rewards.

  • Bra Purse - Eventually all bra's have seen better days. Turn yours into a cheeky purse that bears a throw back to the days when all the gals kept bills in their bra.

  • Cute Bacon & Eggs 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.

  • Turn Jeans into a Purse - This popular bag is made from the booty of a pair of jeans. Known as the ‘booty bag’, it already comes with lots of pockets to hold just about everything. This is a great way to recycle old pants or shorts into something new and chic. Follow these simple directions to make your own ‘booty bag’.

  • Duct Tape Wallet - A duct tape wallet is a cheap way to create some funky style. This original construction for a duct tape wallet requires no measuring. It is also designed to fold easily in the middle, because most duct tape wallets I've found are very bulky and don't fold well.

  • Make a Purse from Two T-Shirts - You are two t-shirts away from this cute bag. Use t-shirts of contrasting colors, or different screen prints for an original look. There is a little bit of hand stitching, so this is a great project for those new to sewing.

  • Placemat Purse - There are so many cute cloth placemats at the thrift store that don't quite complete a full set. Put these to good use. Making a purse out of a placemat takes just a few minutes.

  • T-Shirt Grocery Tote - Go green with this grocery tote that is made from a couple of recycled t-shirts. This is an original pattern that I dreamed up in my living room. Since two shirts are used for this project, the bag is stretchy and durable enough to hold lots of goodies, and is also reversible!

  • Drawstring Backpack - Here's a free pattern for a simple drawstring back pack. This light-weight backpack is perfect for day trip toting and gym clothes. Make a couple to keep in your luggage. They take up very little space and solve the inevitable problem of packing the extras you always come home with.

  • Screened Beach Bag - This beach bag breathes and can be seen through, so towels won't mold as fast if you forget to empty the beach bag when you get home. From our Guide to Sewing.

  • Video: Laptop Case - Now you can tote around your laptop in style with a custom-made carrying sleeve. See how to sew a laptop case with light padding from a yoga mat.

  • Belt Pouch - When you are wearing a belt for a costume, or even for work, it is handy to have a pouch that will hold all of your essentials. These pouches are easy to make with just a few measurements and stitches.

  • Duffel Bag - This duffel bag pattern is easy to make and perfect for trips to the gym or events. From our Guide to Sewing.

  • Oval Shoulder Bag - This cute oval bag from Debbie Colgrove has a long shoulder strap and a zipper in front.

  • Insulated Lunch Sack - This is a cute fabric sack that will keep your lunch cold until you're ready to chow down. Get the free pattern from Debbie Colgrove.

  • Armband iPod Case - This armband style Mp3, Zune or Ipod holder pattern is custom made to the size of your music player.

  • Tote with Inside Pocket - This easy tote bag pattern has a zippered inner pocket to keep your important stuff in place.

  • Sew a Clutch - This clutch purse pattern from Debbie Colgrove is small enough to be stylish, but large enough to hold all your essentials.

  • Saddlebag Style Purse - This pocketbook pattern features a saddlebag type of shape with a flap closure. Use machine embroidery, applique, cording or other embellishment ideas to create your own bag using this free pattern.

  • Men's BiFold Wallet - This wallet pattern from Debbie Colgrove has credit card sections and is stylishly edged with bias tape.

  • Velcro Closure Wallet - These wallets fold in half and have a Velcro strap that keeps them shut. Free pattern from Debbie Colgrove, our Guide to Sewing.

  • Gym Bag - This stylish gym bag has special compartments that will fit shoes and a water bottle. Get the free pattern from Debbie Colgrove.

  • Drawstring Purse - This purse pattern from Debbie Colgrove can be made with a drawstring closure or closed with a small piece of hook and loop tape by adding elastic to the casing that would have been a drawstring.

  • Large Zippered Tote - This is a sturdy, lined zippered tote bag pattern from Debbie Colgrove. If you are looking for a beginner tote bag project, this is a good one.

  • Versatile Pocketbook or Tote - Follow the directions and print out the free pattern to create a versatile bag the can easily double as a spacious pocketbook.

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