Making your own bags and purses is always a fun challenge but is so much easier with simple bag sewing patterns. Each tutorial below comes with full instructions, lots of photos each step of the way, and even a video tutorial or two.
In this comprehensive list of bag sewing patterns, you’ll find inspiration and full instructions to complete 50 of the best wallets, totes, messenger bags, purses, and laptop cases. Click any image to be redirected to the full DIY.
MAKE THIS DIY MESSENGER BAG W/ PRINTABLE PDF SEWING PATTERN
The Boston Messeger Bag is a versatile, modern DIY messenger bag that is built to handle your day to day and keep you organized along the way. It is easy to sew and even comes with tips and tricks to make complete this project in heavy-duty vinyl, canvas, and even leather. This bag can also be made with or without the front flap, making The Boston Messenger Bag an adjustable-strap tote or a sleek messenger bag. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
HOW TO MAKE A DIY WOVEN PURSE
A woven purse is perfectly casual, matches almost anything, and perfectly bohemian. Since weaving our own wicker fabrics would be too time consuming and technical, I thought up an easier alternative. Why don’t we make our DIY woven purse out of placemats!
I hope you really liked this DIY woven purse tutorial! This bag adds a laid-back-boho vibe to whatever you wear it with. It’s roomy enough to store all of your day to day essentials, and perfect for a casual weekend… or your next vacation.
This project comes with step by step instruction as well as an easy to follow video tutorial. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
REVERSIBLE FUR & LEATHER TOTE BAG SEWING PATTERNS
This tutorial is for a stylish, spacious bag sewing patterns that is reversible on either side. It’s big enough to store the biggest bi-fold wallet you own, your laptop, an entire tissue box, your entire spare key collection, and yes… even baby wipes and extra diapers. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
EASY DIY NEOPRENE TOTE BAG W/ PRINTABLE PATTERN
Who doesn’t love the soft, buttery texture of neoprene? This easy neoprene tote bag is the perfect tutorial if you’re just getting started sewing, have never worked with neoprene before, or are simply in the mood for a quick project.
The large, exterior pocket is roomy enough to hold it’s own full size notebooks, a tablet, or folders. The inside is spacious enough to hold large binders, a full size laptop, and anything else you may need throughout the day. Above all, I think the best part about this little tote is it’s minimalist lines and streamlined design. GET THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
EASY TOTE BAG SEWING PATTERNS W/ VIDEO TUTORIAL
There are few things as versatile as a classic tote. Stock it with towels and sunscreen for a beach day, carry it to your next farmers market, or even create the perfect carry-on for your next vacation. In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to make a classic tote with a printable easy tote bag pattern!
This particular tote comes in three different sizes to cater to whatever you may need. Want a bag for your next farmer’s market? I’ve got you covered. How about a new carry-all for your next girls trip? It’s right here. Perhaps you just need something to help get your books to and from places? Check.
GET THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
HOW TO MAKE A LEATHER BAG
This basic purse-making tutorial will walk you through how to make a fully-lined, structured tote in a short afternoon. This bag is the perfect every-day bag and is large enough to carry everything you need. I love how straight-forward the pattern is and how polished this leather tote looks when you’re done. Hopefully you will like it too! GET THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
EASY BAG MAKING WITH THIS DIY CIRCLE PURSE TUTORIAL
It’s safe to say that the circle purse trend is here to stay. I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty excited about it. The unique shape and minimalist design are just as versatile as a boxy bag, but look far more stylish and unique. Today, I’m going to break down bag making in a whole new way and created this easy circular purse design for you! GET THIS PRINTABLE PATTERN HERE.
A Bright and Beautiful Leather Pouch / Emergency Kit
This simple little pouch tutorial by FiveMarigolds.com is the perfect afternoon project or beginner tutorial. She created this no-sew leather pouch to use as an emergency kit. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
MAKE AN OVERSIZE LEATHER CLUTCH IN UNDER AN HOUR
Have you ever had an image of the perfect clutch in your head but haven’t been able to find it in stores? For this tutorial, I thought I’d make my dream clutch with you! This DIY clutch is roomy enough to fit everything you need (even a laptop and sketchbook) while still looking amazing. It takes only a few materials and can be sewn in less than an hour. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
DIY FRINGE BAG FROM A RECYCLED KITCHEN PLACEMAT
In this tutorial, we’ll be making a boho-style, DIY fringe bag out of a straw kitchen placemat! This is seriously the easiest DIY purse tutorial you have ever seen.
You can get this project completed in under 30 minutes, takes inexpensive supplies, and looks unique when you’re finished. Sounds perfect right? GET THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
DIY A Donut Bag
This adorable Donut Bag by StudioDIY.com is fun and quirky. The tutorial comes with loads of photos and step by step instruction. SEE THE FULL DIY HERE.
MAKE A DIY MESSENGER BAG FROM SCRATCH!
This messenger bag tutorial can be switched up to make large bags, small bags, laptop bags, tall and skinny passport holders…… you name it. This DIY messenger bag is completely customizable to suit whatever you can think of. Don’t you just love that? For today’s tutorial, I opted for a boho/ western vibe since I’m on a fringe bag kick lately and made it out of a buttery faux suede. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
NO SEW TRIANGULAR COIN POUCH
Finally get a handle on your coin collection and feel a little more organized with this super adorable, little leather DIY wallet pattern.
These adorable triangular pouches are super-simple to make, totally versatile, and can be completed in ten minutes. Yup…. you read that correctly. You can bust out these no-sew leather wallet pattern in under ten minutes. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
THE EASIEST DIY BOHO BAG TUTORIAL
As the weather changes, I always tend to go in a more bohemian direction with my accessories. This boring leather bag in particular was in need of an update. With a little creativity and about an hour of time, it’s now my favorite boho bag that will be ready to take on the rest of the year! SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
EASY DIY MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER
This project is a travel necessity that most of us don’t have on hand. It takes up almost zero space in your luggage, protects your makeup brushes during transit, and costs next to nothing to make. The thing you’ll wish you had before your next trip is a roll-up DIY makeup brush holder. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
DIY SUNGLASSES CASE / SIMPLE CLUTCH
This DIY sunglasses case is the perfect little bag to keep your shades safe and scratch-free. You can also use it as a cute little pouch, or even a little clutch when you don’t want to carry much. GET THE FREE PRINTABLE PATTERN HERE.
EASY DIY WALLET w/ FREE PATTERN
Regardless of if you own your own business or just have a vacation coming up you don’t want to haul your clunky wallet around for, this tutorial is for you! This super simple DIY wallet is the perfect project if you are a beginner at sewing and even comes with a FREE printable pdf pattern. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
DIY MAGNETIC BAG POUCH
Keeping everything I need neatly placed in this magnetic bag pouch makes switching out purses quick and easy, keeps the mess inside my bag to a minimum, and guarantees I never loose anything inside my purse. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
FUR PURSE DIY MAKEOVER
In this simple tutorial, you’ll learn a quick and easy way to add some plush faux fur to a basic purse you already have. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
DIY REVERSIBLE FUR AND LEATHER EASY TOTE BAG PATTERN
This tutorial is a stylish, spacious tote bag pattern that is also reversible on either side. It’s big enough to store the biggest bi-fold wallet you own, your laptop, an entire tissue box, your entire spare key collection, and yes… even your laptop and regular purse accessories. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
MAKE A DIY FUR CLUTCH / LAPTOP BAG IN AN HOUR
You will absolutely love being able to carry your laptop and binder around in this faux fur laptop bag. The belted closure keeps everything inside secure and the foldover design makes it a piece of cake to put together. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
DIY POM POM WOVEN PURSE
Bright, woven purses are everywhere this season but often, the pricetag can be just as impressive as the trend. To create this DIY, you’ll need to block out about 10 minutes and collect a few supplies. SEE THE TUTORIAL HERE.
DIY MACRAME JUTE BAG
This easy tutorial walks you through how to make your own macrame bag the easy way using jute! CLICK HERE to see the full tutorial by FallForDIY.
SIMPLE DIY RUCKSACK
This simple tutorial features exclusive materials from Spoonflower.com to create this handy little rucksack. I love the top buckle and easy pattern! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL.