How to Make a Handbag – a Sewing Project Roundup

10 December

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How To Make a Handbag

Need to make a handbag for yourself or as a gift?  A tote style, a bucket purse, or a messenger bag style?  Pleats, ruching, tucks, or a more simple design?  Frames, chain handles, or magnetic closures?  Or no hardware at all?  They’re all represented here…

Enjoy these projects!

Free Sources

Pleated Tote by Ellen Luckett Baker at The Long Thread

Buttercup Bag by Rae Hoekstra at Made By Rae

Pleated Purse by My Spare Time

Fat Quarter Bag by Amy Smart at The Diary of a Quilter

April Bags by Elizabeth Hartman via Sew, Mama, Sew!

Ruched Tote by Abby at Morning by Morning Productions

Pleated Tote by Rebeka Lambert at Artsy Crafty Babe

Phoebe Bag by Rebeka Lambert at Artsy Crafty Babe

Reversible Bucket Bag by Lisa Lam at Sew, Mama, Sew! excerpted from her book The Bag Making Bible

The Olivia Bag by Carrie at Dixie Mango

Vintage Modern Bag by  Stacey at Stacey’s Place via The Moda Bake Shop

Wave Tucked Preppy Handbag by Sew4Home

Messenger Bag from Cargo Pants by Anna at Noodlehead

Messenger Bag by Between The Lines

Messenger Bag – 2 Sizes by Kristi at OCD: obsessive crafting disorder

Child’s Messenger Bag by Anna at Noodlehead

Little Betty Bag by The Mother Huddle

Pretty Little Framed Purses by Kristi at OCD: obsessive crafting disorder via The Moda Bake Shop

Ruby’s Party Bag by Nicole Willmore at Our Cozy Nest via The Moda Bake Shop


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