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Free Bag Patterns – Totes, Purses, Clutches & More

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Free bag patterns - a beautiful collection of free patterns for making gorgeous totes, purses, satchels and clutches and more that are super simple to sewI haven’t sewed for ages as my machine … inherited from my grandma … had finally given up the ghost.

But I am now in proud possession of my mum’s old machine, … she has a new whizzy one … and am rairing to get started again.

I used my mum’s machine plenty in the past but bust a needle in my first project knocking up a princess costume the night before my daughter’s birthday!!

So it’s back to basics as I get used to it again.

And you can’t get much more basic than bags.

But something basic can still be gorgeous as these fab free bag patterns show. And well a girl can never have enough bags now can she?

Just click on the carousel below to see the full collection of patterns. We’ve got everything from stylish totes and easy drawstrings that are perfect for the summer and the beach, through carry everything satchels, pretty purses and super cute bags for little girls.

Most of them are incredibly simple and quick to make and can be made from fabric off-cuts you’ve already got. And as the patterns are free you really can have a gorgeous new bag without spending a pound. You can’t get better than that now can you?

Free bag patterns

If you’re a new sewer … or like me rusty … and need some help you’ll love this free online class covering sewing machine basics … I found it really useful for troubleshooting basic problems.

If you’ve enjoyed this post, do check out other collections of lovely simple to sew free patterns … there’s darling baby clothes plus all sorts of practical baby accessories and lovely summer dresses for mums and daughters.

And do let us know your faves and which you end up making – we would love to see your creations.

Beautiful Free Bag Patterns

Clairejustine oxox

Sunday 9th of March 2014

Another fab post!! I want to make a bag from some jeans so I'm going to check out these bags :) thanks for sharing at the hop :)

Jennifer Megan

Tuesday 4th of March 2014

This is such an amazing round up of different bags to make, thanks for sharing it! I can't wait to check out all of the bags and decide which one to make :)

Victoria Welton

Sunday 2nd of March 2014

It's amazing how many variations there are for making bags! Thanks for sharing with PoCoLo x

Camila Rojas

Sunday 2nd of March 2014

Ooooh you got me here!!!! Bags, bags, bags!!!!! I'm gonna have some fun checking these out!!!


Alice Emma Thompson

Monday 3rd of March 2014

Can never have too many ;-)

Cindy Eikenberg, Little Miss Celebration

Sunday 2nd of March 2014

These are all so great and it's the perfect time of the year to start planning a new spring or summer tote! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend - pinned and shared! Hope you have a fabulous week!

Alice Emma Thompson

Monday 3rd of March 2014

That was just my idea Cindy .. something bright for the summer, Alice x