August 23, 2012

10 FREE Bag Patterns to Try

I know that many of you love to sew.  Blogland is so cool because there are so many free resources out there.  Today I thought I'd share with you a roundup of ten adorable bags to sew.  Most of them are fairly easy and all of them are FREE patterns.  Who doesn't love free?

1) I love the shape and look of this little clutch purse from BHG.  Find the tutorial HERE.

2) Want to try something that's not too difficult?  THIS Reversible Tote from Made is a great place to start.  (Or if you're really just beginning try her simple tote HERE.)

3)  How about trying leather?  HERE's my Dainty Leather Clutch.  It's minimal sewing.

4) This little buttercup bag has been on my radar for a few years now.  I think it's so cute.  Find it on Made by Rae HERE.

5) Look at THIS pattern, called "For Pleat's Sake."  I love the leather handles and the pleats as well.

6) If you've been following my blog for a while you probably remember the Tohoku Tote in it's two versions.  Find the tutorial HERE.

7) The Phoebe Bag.  I love the round corners on this bag and the little flap closure.  You can find it HERE.

8) THIS toiletry bag from Prudent Baby looks really fun.  She put oilcloth on the interior to make it easy to wipe off if there are spills.

10) And if you're up for something a little more tricky, this Amy Butler Blossom Bag is so beautiful.  Find the pattern HERE.

So which one are you going to sew first?  Want to bookmark this post for future reference?  I added the "pin it" button to the bottom of the post for convenience.

Thanks for dropping in.


  1. amazing patterns!
    I just started to sew simple clutches so this will help me out :)

  2. I just wanted to say I've made a few buttercup bags and they are awesome! The cute factor is amazing...and for the work, it's one of those things that looks surprisingly storebought! Good roundup!

  3. I LOVE the open wide zipper pouch, I always want new little pouches. I'm not too good at following sewing patterns, but I want to try this, maybe it will even help me get better! Thanks!

  4. Thanks for this roundup, they look great! I wanted to check out the information for the first clutch listed but the link took me to the Montgomery community church website? This can't be right, can it? Maybe I'll do a search under BHG and see what I can find. Thanks.

  5. Oh my they are soo cute. Which do I make first. Thanks soo much for the post.

  6. Very beautiful ! Greetings from Croatia!

  7. I love those zipper pouches! I will have to make some soon!

  8. Why is it a new purse pattern always excites me? Yes, I will be trying out several of these starting with maybe #4 & #5. Thanks for yet another fun post!

  9. I bought a new sewing machine. Stocked up on a bunch of vintag-y fabrics at my local thrift store. Have jars of buttons and trims and cool do-dads.

    Yet I still haven't learned how to sew. It's been a year and a half. I keep saying "when I have some time..." But as a blogger, momma, house cleaner, dinner maker, story teller, and tucker inner - that free time is never going to just appear. There is no "Free Time Fairy"...

    But your post here today has TOTALLY motivated me to get my booty in gear, site down, read my manual - and start learning. This is SUCH a great collection! It's the first pin on my new "Learn to Sew" board on Pinterest. Love this - thank you!! :)

  10. I love this post! Thank you for gathering these. I feel like I've searched for bag patterns before, but I haven't even seen half of these! LOVE THEM

  11. I've been using the Phoebe for this past year. It is the perfect size and shape IMO. I also love the buttercup if it is enlarged to 150%.

  12. oh these are really cool. i just started learning how to sew.. which do you think is the easiest?

  13. Thanks for sharing!! There are a few that you posted that I just might try. Hope all is well with you Cheri :-)

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