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.  Plain or fancy; ruffled, pleated, or quilted; recycled or new.... we've even got purses made from placemats. Note: This post was updated on October 14, 2014.


The Bella Clutch by Clover and Violet at RJR Fabrics


Snappy Pouch, free pattern at Robert Kaufman


Coco Bag, free downloadable pattern by Christine at Chris W Designs (Northern NSW, Australia)


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  (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


Michael Miller Cotton Couture: Wave tucked preppy 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


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 pattern 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


Silk + Pearls Clutch, free pattern, by Stitch Magazine as seen at BurdaStyle


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


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)


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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Free pattern day: Tote bags !

Just in time for back-to-school or holiday projects, we've assembled a collection of 30 free sewing patterns for tote bags (and a backpack).  These are perfect for books, groceries, knitting, or anything else you need to haul around ! These are mostly tote bags; see our next post for free patterns for handbags and purses.  This post was updated on October 14, 2014.


Market Tote tutorial by Bijou Lovely Designs


Fashion Market Tote, free pattern by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics


Right Turn Bag, free pattern by Anna Maria Horner


Placemat Bag tutorial by No Big Dill


Chenille bag with name tag and pocket at Better Homes and Gardens


Lunch Bag tutorial by Ayumi at Pink Penguin


Color Beat Tote, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Ruffle Tote and Coin Purse, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Square Bag tutorial by Anita at Bloomin Workshop


Mother and Daughter Tote Bag, free pattern at Oliver + S


Bias Tape Tote Bag tutorial at Martha Stewart 


Easy Pleazy Tote Tutorial at Pieceful Kwilter


Lazy Days Quilted Tote tutorial at Better Homes & Gardens


The Big Tote by Terri Stegmiller: here is the original post and the downloadable pattern


Classic Tote tutorial by Irene at Sew Mama Sew


Removable Tote organizer tutorial at Martha Stewart


Reversible Bag pattern and tutorial at Very Purple Person


Bag with Fabric Panel Insert, free pattern by Eldrid Røyset Førde at Kameleon Quilt


Fat Sack by Terri Atkinson at Atkinson Designs

 

Offset Chevron Tote tutorial by Mandy from Fabric Paper Glue


Hand Appliqued Petal Bag tutorial by Vanessa Christenson at V and Co


Quilted Chevron Tote Bag by Maureen for Riley Blake Designs


Diana Hobo, free pattern at Think Liz


It’s a Cinch Bag tutorial by Sweet Verbena


Scrappy Poppy Bag, free pattern by Virginia Robertson for McCall’s Quilting


Gray and Orange Pocket Bag, free pattern at Better Homes and Gardens

Quilters’ Palette Tote Bag, free pattern by Jinny Beyer


Pillow Cover Tote tutorial at Living With Punks


Carry All Tote with Ruffle Fabric by Vanessa Christenson at V and Co


Governors Island Backpack tutorial at The New New


Patchwork Conversation Bag tutorial at Sew Sweetness


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
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