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.
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.
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.
Often seen in woven straw, crocheted yarn or macrame, round handle bags like this one are a vintage classic. Our pleated, semi-circle design features a soft upholstery fabric with a large, bold motif. Includes a free pattern.
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.
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.
Our simple box tote adds eye-catching yarn wrapped handles + hand stitched accents for a pop of bold Summer color against a solid background. We chose fiery red, fresh green, and golden yellow. It’s surprisingly easy.
Our soft shoulder bag is beginner friendly 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.
Light/dark – they say opposites attract, and that is at the core of this gorgeous two-tone tote. The striking contrast gives the project a modern look with a sleek simplicity that sets off the focal point: real leather handles.
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.
Combine stunning fabric with a unique handle and you can create your own signature designer style handbag for a fraction of boutique prices. Look at home décor fabrics for especially unique motifs and textures.