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Are You Ready to Make Your Own Bags?

by Beth Cooper

Are you tired of carrying around the same boring bag day after day? Do you want to add a touch of personality to your accessories? Well, honey, it’s time to get sewing and make your own fabulous bags and purses!

Sewing your own bags and purses is not as difficult as it may seem. With a bit of patience, determination, and a good sewing machine, you can create stunning bags that are tailored to your own unique style.

The beauty of sewing your own bags is that you have complete control over the design, color, and fabric. You can choose from a wide range of materials such as cotton, leather, suede, and even denim. The possibilities are endless!

A simple bag style for beginners is tote bags. These versatile bags are perfect for carrying your essentials, whether it’s your laptop, groceries, or beach gear. Plus, they’re super easy to make!

All you need is a pattern (which you can find online or create yourself), fabric, a sewing machine, and some basic sewing skills. And let me tell you, there’s nothing more satisfying than carrying around a tote bag that you’ve made yourself.

This adorable tote bag is easy and fun! Not to mention, super handy! Find the pattern here.
Another super easy pattern for bag-beginners is the drawstring pouch. So fun and so cute! Plus the pattern is only $4! Find it here!

Another type of bag that’s fun to sew is the crossbody purse. This is a great option if you’re looking for a smaller bag that you can wear comfortably while running errands or going out for the day.

This cross-body purse is so cute and so functional! Find the pattern here!
This Free Soul cross-body purse by Sallie Tomato is fantastic! Find the pattern and online tutorial here!

Again, you can choose from a variety of fabrics and designs to create a purse that suits your style. And let’s be real, who doesn’t love receiving compliments on their accessories and being able to say “thanks, I made it myself”?

Ready to work with cork? Try out these cork Carry Along bags by Sallie Tomato! Find the pattern here.

But the best part about sewing your own bags and purses is the sense of accomplishment you feel when you’ve finished a project. It’s a great feeling to be able to say “I made this!” and to have a unique and stylish accessory that nobody else has.

So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself some fabric, fire up that sewing machine, and start creating your own fabulous bags and purses. Trust me, once you start, you won’t be able to stop! And remember, you can find tons of bag patterns on Missouri Star Quilt Co. or by clicking here. They also carry all of your bag-making supplies here. Have sew much fun!

Want to explore other sewing techniques on Nancy’s Notions? Click here!

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Kathy Jo Berscheid
Kathy Jo Berscheid
10 months ago

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