Free Sewing Patterns: 13 Handmade Bags for Every Occasion
DIY Tote Bag
For a durable and stylish tote, pair cotton canvas with faux leather trim. Use our tote bag sewing pattern to customize your homemade canvas bag with a colorful patterned fabric liner. This oversize bag is ideal for carrying all your essentials.
Fabric Knot Bag
Inspired by the classic Japanese knot bag, this DIY design is part pouch and part tote bag. The interior is lined with three pockets to keep you organized. Use this cute carryall as an evening clutch or stash your knitting supplies in the large interior pocket.
Tote your farmers' market bounty or groceries in an eco-friendly way. Make this colorful market bag in two different sizes for versatility and choose sturdy fabrics for heavy-duty hauling.
Simple Six-Pocket Bag
DIY Envelope Clutch
This DIY envelope clutch is a great project for beginners. To create the bag's shape, you just need three cut fabric rectangles. Choose coordinating fabrics for the liner and outside of the bag. We paired a bold floral print with simple black and white stripes.
Multipurpose Messenger Bag
Grab this bag for a spur-of-the-moment road trip. This DIY messenger bag can easily be adapted for your guy or child. Simply customize the design with their favorite colors and patterns.
Handmade Fabric Wallet
Reusable Snack Bag
Say goodbye to single-use plastic bags and replace them with this reusable fabric snack bag. You'll need polyurethane laminate material for the liner—you should be able to find it at most fabric stores. To clean the bags, simply wipe them with warm soapy water and allow them to dry completely.
Cotton Drawstring Bag
This inexpensive cotton pouch is ideal for storing your keys and phone or organizing your bathroom vanity. We've been stashing clips, scrunchies, and hair ties in ours! It also makes a great DIY makeup bag. We'll show you how to sew a drawstring bag using just two materials: Cotton cording and patterned fabric.
Buy It: Scunci Scrunchies, $6.99, Target
Make a great back-to-school gift: Sew a handmade tote bag using fun fabrics and a bit of rope. Stitch a bunch of these small backpacks to complement a special outfit or to celebrate school colors.
Felt Wine Bag
Small Treat Totes
Easy-to-Sew Tote 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.