10 Simple-to-Sew Totes, Purses, and Bags

Find your fabric and start sewing! These stylish bags are the perfect accessories to tote all your goods.


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A Classic Look

    It's the perfect bag for: A night out on the town.

    Add a special touch: Pair it with a beautiful floral Amy Butler fabric and top it off with a sparkly, antique pin at the closure.

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A Tote for Everything

    It's the perfect bag for: Stashing your favorite books or magazine while traveling.

    Add a special touch: Use vintage fabric to give it a charming appeal. Add a lining of new subtle-patterned fabric to give the older material strength and a bit of visual interest.

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A Chic Look

    It's the perfect bag for: Heading to the gym.

    Add a special touch: Use two bold fabrics to add an unexpected bit of pizzazz to this bag.

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Personalized Purse

    It's the perfect bag for: Giving as a gift -- to a friend, daughter -- or yourself.

    Add a special touch: Embellish this bag with premade fringe or handmade flowers for a signature statement.

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Quilted Messenger Bag

    It's the perfect bag for: Running to the mall -- it will fit everything you need.

    Add a special touch: Attach buttons to the top flap for an extra pop of color.

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A Classy Bag for Fall

    It's the perfect bag for: Fifi -- this bag is just the right size to tote around your favorite furry friend.

    Add a special touch: Pair a classic fabric like suede with a bold plaid for a cute and preppy look

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Simple Pocket Purse

    It's the perfect bag for: Stashing just the necessities -- wallet and keys.

    Add a special touch: Braid or twist embroidery floss to make this unique handle.

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Quick-and-Easy Purse

    It's the perfect bag for: A day out on the town.

    Add a special touch: Pair three complementary fabrics to create this beauty.

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Designer Style Bag

    It's the perfect bag for: A long day of traveling -- this bag can store it all.

    Add a special touch: Personalize this bag by adding a small tag with your name or monogram.

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Bold Quilted Bag

    It's the perfect bag for: Toting around all summer -- or any other day.

    Add a special touch: Choose bold fabrics to make this easy quilted bag.

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