Whimsical Tula Pink fabric and eye-popping Tula webbing is paired with a solid faux suede for the upper trim and the clever front flap that covers deep, double front pockets. The lightly quilted texture keeps it fashionably fabulous.
Fabric shopping bags are a green alternative to plastic, and so much prettier! We created a set of two totes in a handy shoulder sling style that folds down into a matching wrap-and-tie carrying case. An SIY-Sew It Yourself™ project.
A solid color lets the lines and details of a bag’s design shine, like this tote’s pleats, curving sidewall, front flap, and twin needle stitching. The pleated pockets expand to drop in your items, but when empty, pop back flat.
We love the vintage vibe of this dual carry tote.Thicker fabric and topstitching detail work together to provide a perfect blend of softness and stability, and to show off the power and precision of our Janome studio machines.
Now you can have your bag match your mood. We used the flexibility and functionality of our Janome studio machines and accessories to help create a trio of striking straps that clip on and off a single camera style shoulder bag.
A sleek, soft bag in a traditional curved shape with both carry handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. This “New Classic” has timeless lines but with an upstart edginess that adds just the right infusion of fun.
We give you all the tricks to get a perfect shape and structure for this trendy bucket bag, including interfacing specs, a grommet template, even a circular base pattern. Soft upholstery fabric is perfect for the exterior.
We paired a décor weight exterior with a standard weight cotton lining. Then we calmly meditated on the easiest instructions with the most stylish details. The result guarantees good karma for all who tote this tote to class.
An ideal blend of two wardrobe staples: plaid flannel and crisp denim. The slight teardrop shape and soft construction gives it a signature slouch that’s as everyday comfortable as your favorite flannel shirt and jeans.
These box totes are sewn up in 100% linen so they have a wonderfully soft slouch. Each bag features three coordinating solid colors set against one another in big, bold blocks both inside and out.
The front of a bag is a bit like a blank slate. We started with a gorgeous metallic linen, then added a quilted windowpane grid, and finally, arranged twelve tone-on-tone yo-yos as the perfect dimensional accent.
Tall and slim, this handsome messenger bag is a casual, fun style that’s great for everyday and anywhere you need to go. It works well for either guys or gals. An exclusive PDF pattern bundle in our Etsy shop.
Asymmetrical means having two sides or halves that are not the same. Throwing in an interesting angle or unique texture can take your project to the next level. This design started with our idea for the cool fold-over closure.
A unique satchel with the feel of a mail carrier’s bag. This taller and thinner style can be carried with the double looping handles or worn crossbody with a detachable shoulder strap. Don’t forget the cool fussy cutting!
Big totes are great for big jobs, but sometimes, a compact purse is all you need. This little zip pouch has room to hold the necessities plus a little extra. Fold down the top, sling it over your shoulder, and you’re good to go.
We were inspired by vintage rucksacks when designing this modern canvas bucket bag. With a great slouchy style + tough construction details, it’s a good choice for men or women as a serious shoulder tote.
A purchased skinny belt becomes the strap on this unique shoulder bag, and a large, monochromatic embroidered medallion adorns the front pocket as well as the lining pocket, creating a secret pop of pretty on the inside.
Our tall drawcord duffle is the perfect project to showcase a merry-go-round of colorful ribbons against a solid canvas. A ring of metal grommets allows the top of the bag to cinch closed with its own matching drawcord and slider.
It snaps closed and opens wide to carry a pair of shoes, a change of clothes, and all the extras you need to get back to your workout routine. The lining is water-resistant ripstop nylon so you can toss in damp items.
Got something to say? Make a messenger bag with a real message! We used iron-on letters to create our FACT-FICTION phrase. Button flap pockets and a cool closure are just the start of the hardworking, everyman/woman style.
We took the sophisticated styling of an adult carryall and scaled it down to kid-size. Feeling like kids have all the fun? Want your very own mini vintage satchel? Simply lengthen the strap and you’re good to go.
The beauty of ribbons always makes a statement. When paired with solid color fabric, they get others talking as well. This small shoulder bag features a full flap created from seven gorgeous Jacquard ribbons stitched side-by-side.
When was the last time you wanted to give your handbag a hug? This faux fur bucket bag is a great combination of structure and softness in the perfect smaller size. Its easygoing style can be dressed up or down.
Crisp white + pops of color: it’s eye-catching every time. This versatile tote opens wide or cinches down to a handy tapered top. The two-part lining pulls up to form a clever drawstring cover, protecting the contents inside.
Our bold, full size messenger bag is a true show-stopper. We fussy cut a classic Pendleton® wool fabric for optimum dramatic effect. The dense softness of the wool creates a stable bag without any additional interfacing.
Our designer tote uses beautiful Renaissance Ribbons to their best advantage: as focal point embellishments against a solid fabric. We include detailed instructions and lots of helpful photos to walk you through every step.
Channel your inner Scout. Our canteen-style bag has a great retro look in a classic outdoorsy fabric combination, We even added appliquéd patches. Patterns included for the round exterior panels and matching curved pocket.
Make a bold statement as you stroll the open air markets of France – or these days, perhaps while wearing a mask in the aisles of your local grocer. The bag is a lovely blend of unique trim, dramatic fabric, and fussy cutting.
If you’re brand new to bags, this is a super quick and easy project to kick off your experience. It starts as one long panel, then folds up with finished seams inside and out. Dive into your scrap stash for your best bold prints.
This project is excellent for young kids or anyone just learning to sew. Classic bandanas on the outside, denim on the inside, layered webbing handles, and bound all around. Add a mini pom tassel for extra fun.
A generously sized tote with an open top to make it easy to load and unload. The 5” boxed corners have a cool reverse, riveted style. And, we added a horizontal strap at the back to slip over the handle of rolling luggage.
We used barkcloth in bold tropical prints for our dramatic totes, but other mid-to-heavyweight substrates would work too. The generous size makes it perfect as a market shopper, everyday carryall or even a diaper bag alternative.
The 70s hippie style didn’t go away, it just came back as “boho.” Rich color, mixed-media, wonderful textures, and a loose, unstructured feel are hallmarks of “bohemian fashion.” Our little shoulder bags fit right in.
We used a cool metal closure for this pretty shoulder bag design. There’s a curving side gusset to add structure and a unique curved flap with accent piping. All done with standard weight cottons! So fun, we made two samples!
Make a classic messenger brief in a slightly smaller size: 15″ x 10″ x 2″. There’s an inset zipper top, a front zippered pocket, and standard pockets along the back and in the lining. Lots of excellent options for storage.
Sometimes extra-cute is exactly what you need. With its casual style and small size, this double-zip pouch is great for kids or adults. Clever side loops act as channels for the thin, adjustable-with-knots straps.
It earns our Sewing Survival emblem because the construction is fast and easy, but without sacrificing any style! You can make this beautiful bag in an afternoon, learning straight seams, topstitching, and boxed corners.