Friday, August 31, 2012

Free pattern day: purses, handbags and zipper bags

Just in time for back-to-school or holiday projects, we've assembled a collection of free sewing patterns for bags. Our previous post focused on free patterns for tote bags; in today's post we're sharing 25 free patterns for purses, handbags, and zippered pouches.  This post was updated on February 5, 2017. Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the colored letters of the link to the pattern.

The Ashley Bag tutorial at Flamingo Toes 

Arabesque bag, free pattern at Sew Sweetness

Mochachino bag, free pattern by Penny Sturges for Red Rooster Fabrics

Denim Farfalle Handbag tutorial, upcycled jeans project,  at Artfully Caroline

The Bella Clutch by Clover and Violet

Simple and Sleek Fat Quarter Handbag tutorial by Jennifer Ladd for Sew Mama Sew

Ric Rac Clutch tutorial by Jennifer Ladd for Sew Mama Sew

Giselle Bag, free pattern by Cyndi Hershey for Red Rooster Fabrics  (PDF download) (the pattern also includes a table runner/dresser scarf and pillow pattern)

Reversible Bag, free pattern by Novita at Very Purple Person

Blossom Handbag/Shoulder Bag, free pattern by Amy Butler as seen at Sew Mama Sew

Preppy Wave Tucked Handbag at Sew 4 Home

Luscious Bow Tote, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Pleated Lined Handbag, free pattern at Warehouse Fabrics Inc.

Ruffled Purse, free pattern and tutorial at Domestic Diva Online

Buttercup Bag, free tutorial by Rae at Made by Rae

Place Mat Purse tutorial from The Martha Stewart Show

Chevron Bag with adjustable strap, free pattern by Rosemary Archer for Oakshott Fabrics (PDF download) 

Emerald handbag and scarf, free patterns by Anna Haraldsson & Kamilla Svensson for Husqvarna Viking UK (metric measurements); download the handbag pattern here and the scarf diagram here

Hip Pockets Purse tutorial by Elizabeth Bailey at Better Homes & Gardens

Placemat Clutch tutorial by Jessica Fediw at Happy Together Creates 

Simple Party Clutch by Elizabeth Hartman for Sew Mama Sew

Origami Pouch with drawstring, tutorial by Janet at Quiltsalott

Ruffled Envelope Clutch, free pattern by Jessica Gerblick of Me Sew Crazy as seen at The Girl Creative

Foldover Clutch, free pattern at Camelot Fabrics (PDF download)

Citrus Pouch tutorial by Charise Randell at Charise Creates

Carry Along Sewing Case, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Triple Zip Pouch tutorial by Debbie at A Quilters Table

Diagonal Clutch tutorial at Art Gallery Fabrics

Zip Cloud pouch, free pattern at Cloud 9 Fabrics (PDF download)

Rosy Wedge Bag tutorial by Amy Friend for Basic Grey

Little Purse tutorial at Quiltsalott 

Scrappy Make-up Pouch tutorial at noodlehead 

Zippered Pouch with Boxed Corners at Seamingly Smitten

"2 in 1" Makeup Bag tutorial by Teje at Nero’s Post and Patch (Greece)

Snappy Pouch, free pattern at Robert Kaufman

Gathered Clutch tutorial at noodlehead

Image credits and links: All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at Quilt Inspiration.


  1. I just discovered your Blog ...I LOVE it !!!!
    Thank you for sharing such wonderful patterns, artists, blogs, ect.

  2. We are delighted that you discovered our blog, and thank you so much for your lovely comment! You made our day. :-)

  3. I lowe your patterns, and the oportunity to see all the beautyfull quilts from all the world. In my country quilting are not so popular so thet I dont have manny possibilitys to see other ore share my quilts and experiences.
    Thank you!


  4. just found your blog.. And I will be coming back alot. thanks for sharing all these patterns

  5. This Giant Giveaway is so amazing. At this time I need FABRIC. But winning anything would be super!

  6. Hi! You have gathered here so wonderful collection! Thank you for including my '2 in 1' make-up bag! Sunny wishes from Greece!
    Ps. Sorry I'm so late here but I had problems leaving comments.

  7. Cuántos regalos de una sola vez! Muchas gracias, hoy es como mi día de cumpleaños!!! Abrazos

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