A woman’s bag really says so much about who she is. Carrying a giant tote with tons of pockets? You could be a new mommy or a person who needs to carry their entire life along with them. A tiny clutch? You could be headed to a fancy event … or a complete minimalist. While a handbag doesn’t give a definitive indication of someone’s values and personality, it can provide a look into a person’s psyche.
With this in mind, we’ve created a brand new free eBook, How to Make a Purse: 20 Patterns for Sewing Totes, Bags and More, which is filled with creative ideas that anyone can try. You don’t have to be an expert sewer either – the patterns in this eBook are appropriate for a variety of skill levels. In fact, each pattern features step-by-step instructions, color photos and a materials list, so you won’t be left with any lingering questions. You can make a bag for yourself and create a few extras for friends and family members – sewn purses make great birthday and holiday gifts! You can also make one for a little girl – she’ll love carrying around the same bag as her mom or grandma.
This eBook is broken up into three sections – sewn tote patterns, patterns for bags and purses, and bags made from upcycled materials. You can use everything from leather to an old sweatshirt for these projects – the possibilities are endless!
Here are some of the projects found in How to Make a Purse: 20 Patterns for Sewing Totes, Bags and More:
Felt Flower Mini Tote: This is a pattern that moms and their daughters. Make a tiny tote and bring it to a garden party or summer bash – it’s the perfect complement to as day filled with sun and fun. The felt flowers make this project extra special and girly.
Camping or Sleep Over Bag: Change the way you think about totes and create a versatile carryall for a sleeping bag. This is a great item for anyone who loves sleeping under the stars. Sew this bag and bring it with you on a trip – it’s sure to make your life a lot easier.
Sweatshirt Tote: Not ready to part with that oversized sweatshirt? Cut it up and sew it back together – before you know it, you’ll have a fashionable crossbody bag! You can store all of your essentials in this easy-to-make bag that will stand out from a sea of generic, store-bought items.
It’s never been easier to find a bag that fits your personal style. Check out How to Make a Purse: 20 Patterns for Sewing Totes, Bags and More and change the way you think about handmade wearable!