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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?
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
Luci is the founder of Mums Make Lists. She has written about all aspects of organising family life for ten years. Her main areas of expertise are family finance and budgeting, simplifying housekeeping and family admin and kids’ party planning. Read more.