Hand Bags & Purses - free patchwork patterns

Hand Bags & Purses - free patchwork patterns

For some years my husband has lovingly called me the Bag Lady. I love it when he makes me feel special. Yes I love bags, in fact I love bags, boxes, tins, packages. You name it, I want it. I’m not sure where this bag fetish came from but I know it’s stuck good and fast in my physic and I’m loving it.
My darling has been heard to say that when I pass on to that Quilting Bee in the sky, instead of contacting the undertaker, he’ll bring in the butcher, and have me dissected into a hundred pieces, and use all my boxes, tins, and bags as my coffin. (Sorry about the gorey image, but he’s serious). He says he’ll save a bunch and get rid of the mountain of containers at the same time.

I’m not sure how he’ll transport me up and down the church aisle, but I guess that’s not my problem. As long as he’s sure I’m dead eh?

Anyway, enough of this silly talk, let’s get on to the business end of this article. I have sourced quite a few websites that offer FREE bag patterns for your enjoyment. It’s taken a while to assemble them here for you, but I’m sure you’ll agree that it is worth it. Now, remember, this is only bags, boxes, tins and other goodies will come later. So from this Bag Lady – Bag it up and have a fun time.


This pattern is from Henrietta’s Handbags and is a great way to use scrap fabrics

This is a great drawstring bag pattern that you can wear as a backpack

If you love hexagons, this is the bag for you. So easy!

>Great illustrations and photo shots to help you put this quirky bag together.

It says a great apple-picking bag, but I think this would be a great bag for food shopping.

A great tote tutorial, with a very well explained zippered inside pocket.

This is a nifty tutorial on a lined zippered purse.

A definite fashion accessory to have, and simple to create too!

From the great website of Quilting Arts

This fat sack is a beauty, from Terry Atkinson designs.

This pattern comes from All People Quilt and is part of the quarterly challenge.

A lovely floral patchwork bag from Jo-anne.

This makes up to a very quick and easy gift bag

Another quickie Tote, but with a difference – you use fleece!!

This is one classy hand bag.

A pretty petite pieced bag. Choose some classy fabrics and you’ll have a gem of a bag

Just a fabulous bag pattern from Jo-Ann

This bag poses a challenge, but all the time and effort is definitely worth it!

This pattern is rather unusual as it’s an Origami folded bag

This is a pleated tote from Artsy Crafty Babe

This is a lovely cosmetic case pattern.

another lovely bag with outside pockets from Marcus Brothers

This is a pretty sewing bag using wool, and is accompanied by instructions to make a pincushion to match.


A really easy and quick bag pattern

Really easy draw string bag

A great range of totes and bags.

This is a very handy clothes peg bag

a quilted crazy patch gift bag


Free Portfolio patterns from Amy Butler, both in large and small sizes

a delightful lavender eye pillow bag

Noriko handbag pattern from Lazy Girl Designs. Just gorgeous.

Wow!! a gorgeous rose flower bag, very easy and simple to make. Thanks Four Twin Sisters

A tote bag pattern that only takes one hour to create

A pattern that includes a Jewellery pouch and a cosmetic brush roll

A great tote back, which you can use some whacky fabric.

A lovely holiday purse

Great wheelchair or walker caddies.

A lunch sack pattern from Simplicity.

A great back sack pattern, quickly created.

A purse organiser for every woman

A small wheelchair tote

A gorgeous creative purse.







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