18 Lovely How to Handbag Tutorials


You’ll love these beautiful purse tutorials, free handbag patterns, clutch purse patterns, how to sew a purse tutorials, and even tutorials on how to make a tote.  Perfect for homemade gifts for yourself, friends, Christmas, and teacher appreciation week. 

Anthropologie Knock Off Ile Saint-Louis Bag

The Tip Junkie Creative Community has 89 free handbag, purse, and clutch patterns templates and pictured tutorials to make! So be sure to search there if you’re looking for a specific style. {wink}

Purse Tutorial

Purse Tutorial 1.  Blossom Handbag/Shoulder Bag ~ This versatile free pattern offers you the choice of a shoulder bag or handbag option.  There are also many pockets to keep everything organized.

Party Bag {free pattern}

2.  Girl’s Party Purse {free pattern} ~ This little purse if a perfect gift for girl who loves to play dress-up or just wants to be like mom.  Fill it with lipgloss and sunglasses for a present she’s sure to love.

Sew a Mini Messenger Bag {Bags and Purses}

3.  Sew a Mini Messenger Bag {Bags and Purses} ~ How cute is this mini messenger bag!? Perfect for young to old and all ages in between depending on the fabric you choose! Learn how to make one with the pattern and tutorial in this great post!

Free Purse Pattern

4.  Preppy Pleated Purse ~ This bag is pleated and nice and roomy as a purse. Have fun mixing and matching coordinating prints.

Free Handbag Pattern

Tohoku Tote Bag Pattern & Tutorial {Bags, Toes & Purses}

5.  Tohoku Tote Bag Pattern & Tutorial {Bags, Toes & Purses} ~ This post features both a pattern and tutorial on how to make your own Tohoku Tote Bag! Super stylish and functional to use as a purse or baby bag! If you have some sewing know-how then this is a perfect project to take on!Grandview Bag Pattern6.  DIY Grandview Bag (formerly known as the Anthro Bag) ~ To be your most fabulous self, every girls need a fabulous bag.  This one should do the trick! 

Chevron Carry-All {Purses and Totes}

7.  Chevron Carry-All {Purses and Totes} ~ This sewing project will yield a lovely purse perfect for Spring wear!  Or, change the color pallette and you have a purse for the desired season. Thanks to this great tutorial you can put your sewing skills to work and create a stylish tote in no time! Make it a little smaller and it could even make a fun little bag for your girly girl!

DIY One Hour Tote

8.  DIY One Hour Tote ~ Learn how to make a quick and inexpensive bow tote using duck cloth and accenting fabric. Super easy to do by following this great tutorial! Perfect as a run around town tote!

Gathered Bag Tutorial

9.  Gathered Bag Tutorial ~ Homemade, easy to make bag that is a stylish purse to tote around with. A perfect gift for any girl!

Free Bag Patterns

Bag & Wallet Tutorial {free pattern}

10.  Bag & Wallet Tutorial {pattern} ~ This adorable handbag is smaller than a diaper bag, but large enough to hold the essentials and still have room.  And, to coordinate with the handbag there’s a pattern for a wallet.  Double score! 

Anthropologie Knock Off Ile Saint-Louis Bag

11.  Anthropologie Knock Off Ile Saint-Louis Bag ~ Look at this darling Ile Saint-Louis Bag!  It’s hard to believe that the original version retails for  almost $500.  You can make your own for a fraction of the the cost with the free printable pattern and pictured instructions.

How to Make a Burlap Bag

12.  How to Make a Burlap Bag ~ If you are on the burlap lover’s wagon then this is the perfect purse for you!  The burlap bag is lined with a gingham fabric and accented with a fabric flower.

Purse Tutorial

13.  Scalloped Dresden Bag ~ A scalloped edge flap purse using scrap fabrics.  You can change the color pallet of fabrics to make a coordinating purse for every season. 

Free Clutch Purse Patterns

Clutch Purse 14.  Sew a Clutch Purse ~ Accessorize your wardrobe with a fun and flirty clutch purse.  There’s a video tutorial to help you make your own as well as a step by step photo tutorial to finish the clutch.

Draft a Pattern & Make a Flat Bottom Purse {Sewing Tutorial}

15.  Draft a Pattern & Make a Flat Bottom Purse {Sewing Tutorial} ~ This sewing tutorial will not only teach you how to make a flat bottom purse but also how to draft your own pattern to make purses of various sizes.

Bow Clutch DIY {Handbags & Purses}

16.  Bow Clutch DIY {Handbags & Purses} ~ This bow clutch is a perfect grab and go stylish accessory to add to your wardrobe! Thanks to this tutorial you can easily make one too! Choose your fabric and grab your sewing machine!

Felt and Suede Clutch {gifts}

17.  Felt and Suede Clutch {gifts} ~ This felt and suede clutch is a perfect grab and go stylish accessory to add to your Fall wardrobe! Thanks to this tutorial you can easily make one too! Choose your fabric and grab your sewing machine!

Owl Clutch Tutorial

18.  Owl Clutch Tutorial ~ Made from linen and small lace doilies, this little owl clutch has a vintage look to it that is so fun.  You could give this as a gift by itself, or use it as an alternative to a gift bag and fill it with goodies, a small gift, or a gift card.

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