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We have all your bag needs covered with these adorable tote and purse patterns.
It's the perfect bag for: Toting home farmers' market bounty or groceries in an eco-friendly way.
Add a special touch: Make this bag in two different sizes for versatility and choose sturdy fabrics for heavy-duty hauling.
It's the perfect bag for: A spur-of-the-moment road trip.
Add a special touch: This bag can easily be adapted for your guy. Make the bag out of brown or gray wool for a masculine version.
Pick a great base fabric, such as this black-and-white print designed by M'Liss Rae Hawley for Jo-Ann Stores. Have fun with ribbons and other trims to make your bag unique. This bag features velvet, silk, chenille, and grosgrain ribbon, selected from May Arts Ribbons, with appliqued leaves and knotted sheer silk for textural appeal.
Make this roomy tote bag by combining multicolor stripes and whimsical coordinates from the Kites fabric collection by Felicity Miller for Free Spirit.
Pull-up straps and a roomy interior make for an easy-to-piece tote bag.
Stumped over what to make from those irresistible fat quarters? They're the perfect size for these cute mini totes.
Urban dwellers and busy moms alike will appreciate the functional features of this two-tone Ultrasuede bag.
This funky floral tote is as fashionable as it is functional. Bright pink, orange, and blue make this beginner purse perfect for spring or summer. Swap in brown and dark green for a fall-to-winter look.
Made in minutes, these sturdy floral totes are as practical as they are lovely.
The generous proportions and stylish design of this tote make it a welcome addition on any outing. A picture adds a personalized memory.
Stitch up an appealing bag that's the perfect size for carefree weekend days.
Your little one will love carrying all his goodies around in this creative backpack.
Button-on handles make it a breeze to reverse this fantastic patchwork purse.
Catch the eye of all your friends with this easy-to-sew bag perfect for all purposes.
Little black handbags remain the perfect accessory for little black dresses. This brocade and beaded beauty, formal enough to turn heads at festive affairs, is also versatile enough to wear with jeans and a favorite cotton T-shirt.
Keep your wallet, keys, and cell phone safe in this darling quick-to-make bag.
This delicate handbag will get admiring glances hanging from your shoulder. The detailed vintage style complements both fancy and casual wear.