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.
This soft shoulder bag is fast and easy but with a very stylish finish. The cool strap-and-tassel closure is a look we spotted on some of the trendiest designer bags. To get the signature slouch, look for a very fine wale corduroy.
If you’re sewin’ and you know it… clap your hands. Honor your favorite hobby with our fun machine embroidery patches. Free downloads are included in 6 popular formats. We used Sulky 30wt cotton for a perfect matte finish.
High-tech accents; like snaps, hooks, and locks provide functionality as closures as well as pro style. This slim shoulder bag uses 6 different fasteners, including a pair of mitten clips to tether a matching inner pouch.
A quilted top with a plain base. Mixing large and small motifs as well as textures is a great way to balance your design and bring in variety. Finish this look with sleek piping accents and pretty over-the-shoulder straps.
A crisp, cute bag with a bucket shape and cinched top – a silhouette popular season after season. We created our sample in a modern canvas with polished nickel hardware and a twisted cord for the signature drawstring closure.
Hardware is usually categorized on the functional side of sewing. For this project, we moved it into the fashionable category; grommets/eyelets and rivets create a striking starburst design on the bag’s solid color front.
It’s a fabulous fifties flashback – retro cool but with modern features that make it easier to construct. We love the bold chevron accent on the front and back, reminiscent of the two-tone tail fins of ‘50s era cars.
A classic leather elbow patch – it can transform a rumpled guy in a tacky corduroy jacket into a suave, crush-worthy academician. What else can it do? It can become a unique corner accent for a slim style canvas bag.
Plenty o’ pockets to stash all your stuff! There are four big outside pockets that wrap front and back plus a deep inside compartment. We offer a free set of pattern downloads for the tote body as well as all the pockets.
Generous in size and style thanks to a perfect combination of bold fabric and striking embroidery. Use our free machine embroidery design download or the free printable template for hand embroidery.
Decorative stitching against a neutral canvas gives this slouchy bucket bag great style. We also incorporated long, soft tassels at the sides and front. They’re made from the belted cording! We include all the steps.
You’ll need to read more to see why this bag is named after Winnie The Pooh’s pal, Christopher Robin. In the meantime, you can see the bag’s exterior is done in quilted corduroy and the front flap has very cool closures.
A clean, modern satchel design with double tuck locks as the flap’s closure. Our step-by-step tutorial shows you how easy it is to add this professional finish. The bag’s slim structure comes from a hidden layer of foam.
Tightly spaced, straight line quilting goes right across the appliqué for an unbroken pattern that wraps from front to back. We designed the modern skyscraper appliqué on the front and back to feature jelly roll strips.
Bags come in all shapes and sizes, but this round canteen style is one of our favorites. It has such a great retro feel. You can pretend you’re a Scout on a special outdoor expedition. Download the free pattern.
The step-by-step instructions for this unique bag are packed with lots of great S4H tips and tricks for working with faux leather and vinyl, including cutting, stitching, and how to keep layers to a minimum.
It has all the traits needed to rocket to the top of the totes. Precision cutting – both straight and on the bias, piping accents, and corded handles are just a few of the styling particulars that give this bag its iconic appeal.
Two coordinated pouches designed to clip together. Use one or both. Turn them into a mini shoulder bag or ditch the strap and toss one or both into a larger tote. Stash money and cards in one, make-up and extras in the other.
Tall, thin and elegant, this bag could be a runway model. Or maybe at least be carried by one of those long-legged beauties. Soft faux leather is the perfect background for the beautiful jacquard ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons.
This tote is designed in a shopper style, which means it’s a generous size that opens wide at the top and can be slung over your shoulder or carried by hand. We recommend easy-to-sew faux leather and vinyl for the sleek look.
When the light outside dims, it’s the perfect time for a bag with built-in reflective capabilities. Although designed with kids in mind, there’s no reason it couldn’t be used for adults as well. Just lengthen the crossbody strap.
Fussy cutting of multiple motifs is the name of the game in creating this bag’s special look. The front features a fabric flower, and decorative metal rivets help hold the strap ends in place for a subtle dash of dimension.
This soft and slouchy bag blends 5 different fabrics from within one collection plus an accent solid and a row of perky poms along the top, Color, pattern, and texture combine from all sides for a unique, whimsical finish.
A relaxed style, subtle hand embroidery, and rich ruffling are a few features we love on this unique bag. Mix and match four different quilting cottons to create vintage boho chic. A bit o’ batting adds just the right softness.
For this unique crossbody bag, we created “ribbon fabric,” taking one ⅝” wide ribbon and stacking it to create matching accents of varying widths: single, triple and quadruple. An amazing embellishment that adds a great texture.
Our fun and casual bag features two generous pleated pockets bound with fold-over elastic. It not only looks great, it’s also super functional; expandable pocket tops make dropping in items easy, even one-handed.