Saturday, June 27, 2015

Free Bag Tutorials: Wallets, Purses, Cases, Boxes, and Handbag Patterns:Updated 2019

Bird Seed Bags and Other Fun

This, I made myself a new Badge-ID/Phone/Wallet/Notepad Wallet for using at my monthly Mid-Valley Quilt Guild Meetings that require ID shown (we have like 350 members in two different meeting times, so we really need ID to be worn at all times to remember who we are ;-)

I got such a positive response, that I am going to have to make a pattern for it, it took me all day to design it and get it exactly how I wanted it and just the right size for a smart phone, a pen, a notebook, the badge ID, my business cards, and a place to put in a little cash to buy chances to win the doorprize/raffle items.

And I fit them all into this compact this unit which I just love and think looks pretty darn cute, too! So, pattern coming soon! Meanwhile, for those who can sew, just looking at my photos is a valuable resource for just what worked for me..and trust me, it works extremely well!

And then...I made a carry bag to match! 

Bags, purses, wallets, cases, boxes and bags...I love them all and my house has so many and I give away so many that I have made and given 14 away..for just one day and some of the people I gave them to, I'd never even met, yet. It's just what I do and it sure feels good to do it, when I can! No matter how busy, I is just one of those mood elevators for me, first floor to penthouse in a couple of hours ;-)

And I can make a bag out of just about anything! This is a an orange sack combines with a kitty litter bag..the better quality version of this product not the paper ones..stores sell both litters for the same price. It went to a family that have a cat named Johnny with gifts inside and gave me and them, a good laugh at me and my gifts!

When we found out that my youngest SIL had Stage 4 Lung Cancer, and would need to travel between Alaska and Seattle every three weeks for Chemo, I made her this travel bag.  She loved it so much, that my brother told me the only thing she could possibly have loved more if it had been teddy bears WITH Seattle Seahawks on it.

School Days-soft foam interfacing..from Pellon or Soft and Stable

This last summer, when I'd bought my 32 or was it 36+ yards of burlap to make table runners for the forest wedding with a barn reception for one of my daughters, I had so many narrow lengths and bits and pieces leftover, that I starting bag making in the middle of wedding preparations and gave them to all of the immediate family members who helped grow flowers, find or decorate vases, or actually would be helping us to set up and decorate. They fit our theme perfectly,and everyone could bring extra clothes, makeup etc. to the event in their burlap bag and it was great fun!

So, if you think you don't have time to make yourself a new bag...think again!

And yes, I did lose my entire first free bag patterns link list know the one that took me three years to compile?  Bad email, bad!

Now, I know that if you save drafts too long, well...they disappear! And who knows if blogger might not be the same! The whole Internet might disappear on us any day now, and you will STILL needs purses, handbags, cell phone cases, gift bags, travel bags, cosmetic cases..well, you get the picture and yes, there are lots more pictures, below!

Make yourself a new!

Some of my own bag tutorials, first...and then tons of others from wonderful sewists and quilters, everywhere.

For this week's "Frugal Friday Freebie Fun" I am showcasing some really fun shopping bags I made for family members to bring along when they need to zip into...let's say "Home Depot". Hubby gets a caution tape orange one and a yellow one. The lovely coral works just great for putting into a jacket pocket for spur of the moment purchases of my own!

The fun is that just like a quillow, this shopping bag rolls and folds into its own little pocket pouch and can easily fit into small spaces like pockets or purses!

1. Pieces required are: bag front and bag pieces, which include the handles, a simple facing section and the little pocket. Approximate measurements can be taken from the markings on the cutting board and rulers.

2. I love excuses to use my serger, so I serged facing hems and seams on this nylon, but its also great for any easily frayed fabrics.

3. Seaming out handles curves and 'neck' edges, right sides together.

4. Version 1, only with side pocket, inside.
Make the little pocket piece, with its open edge out. and include its inner edge in side seaming, as you sew them together, as well

4b:Version 2, only with a kanaroo front pocket, just like making a pocket on a 'quillow'.

Add front pocket with or without a label to front of bag, up close to the 'neck line.' This can be done in early pattern stage or later, as I did by adding a second thought label to the front of the pocket ;)

5. For both versions: Time to seam those bag straps together, be sure right sides are together, again...or do as I did, and use the french seam technique!

6. Now, do the same for the side seams. Shown here...stage 1 of it's french seam using the regular sewing machine on Version 1 with inside side pocket.

7. Using my regular machine, here's the finished french seam edge...nice and neat.

How do I fold it into the pouch? you ask:

Version 1, with side pocket:

You want it to be 'inside out' for starters. A little column shape, roll it, roll it, and tuck it into the pockets...ta da! It's a pocket pouch!
An easy scrap saver's method of creating wonderful little re-useable shopping bag with their own little storage system!

Version 2, with 'quillow' pocket on front:

Version 2:
1.Make just like a quillow, and put your pocket on the outside of the bag, and fold and tuck it in, as above. Pre-sew your label on the pocket ahead of time...and you have a neat bag with a little signature ad of your work!

Other options:
1. Put a casing in the top seam of your side pocket (pattern shown version 1), first. Add a drawstring to the casing and you can 'zip' up the pouch and make it even a wee bit smaller for purse or pocket storage.

Use any of my other re-useable shopping bag stylings, and do the same pocket plan for them, as well. Add a morsbag label, give them a way, and join the million of morsbaggers worldwide!!!

morsbags label pdf:
  1. sociable guerilla

Of possible interest:
My tutorial on How to Make a Quillow
Posts and photos on some of my other dozens of re-useable shopping bags that I give away!
Patriotic quilting: bags filled gratitude and blessings and not just loss

Basic Bag Directions from or Basic Bag Directions (MS Word)
Previous morsbag post and instructional photos

For one thing, I love to give quilts in bags!  For a gift, I make a quillow (quilt+pillow) and then a matching bag. You can fold up the quilt and have it look like a quilt rolled into the bag, but even more fun, turn it into its own Quillow /Pillow (with instructions for folding and opening it from quilt to pillow and back again!

First the quilt and then a bag to put it in. This one given as a gift to a niece graduation from high school. And the bag...

Here is the inside showing how I add bits of leftover block to create pockets...was cut at 18" x 20" and used in a vertical placement with handles cut at 4" wide and 22" long. It takes two handles with placement in a loop shaped on each side of the bag center spaced 5 1/4" from each outside side of the bag. I lined it by cutting doubles of bag fabric and added my own on the front of a quilt square block and two on the insides, one on each side. Peeking inside, you see:

 inside with contrasting pocket, makes pocket easy to find in the dark insides of the bag!

Basic Bag Directions from or Basic Bag Directions (MS Word)
Previous morsbag post and instructional photos

But for baby gifts, I just make a regular small quilt and a bag that can double as the gift bag for the quilt!  This set became an instant favorite, and I've heard that the little on is now 3 and still loves both the quilt and the bag and they are well loved and used!

 And these sets ..donated to a childrens charitable cause... called Chelsea's Place and now Family Building Blocks... in honor of a dear friend who was on their Board of Directors and just passed away.

I made a label giving credit to the group of Salem Community Quilters that I then belonged to. (One of our founders brought them in for me at the time as I donated them on behalf of the group even though I was the only one who made anything at the time. One of the quilts was hanging on their welcome hall for a very long time and oh, the joy that brought me in remembering our dear friend, Dixie.

Each arrived in its own little home sewn bag as my intent was for them to go to families served.

Make a Re-useable Shopping Bag: Pocket Pouched!

And when my husband needed a couple 'emergency' packable into a pocket sized shopping bags, I quickly created my own pattern and made these two out of rip-stop nylon scraps. Perfect for our Oregon rainy season which can sometimes run year round!

When I needed a bag to match a dress I was wearing to an Asian styled wedding, I made this bag, above.  I loved using it and it matched everything, me the decor, even the table settings. What fun!



How to Make a Simple Petal Bag

Origami Bag instructions

Because you asked:

***How to create a lining..general instructions!


Free Bag Patterns, Links, Tutorials:

Strawberry Shopper Bag Tutorial

How to make a drawstring pouch. Photo Sewing Tutorial. Step by step DIY.

Strawberry Shopper Bag Tutorial

Strawberry Pouch Tutorial

Strawberry pouch. DIY Photo Tutorial Instruction. Purse with a button clasp. 

Strawberry pouch. DIY Tutorial Instruction. Purse with a button clasp.

Pencil Case Strawberry Tutorial

Pencil case or cosmetic bag "Strawberry". Zipper Pouch / Makeup Bag. DIY Photo Tutorial

How to Sew Pencil case or cosmetic bag. DIY Photo Tutorial

Strawberry Tote Bag Tutorial


Batik Pouch



Googy Egg Bags




2-in-1 Cosmetic Case – Free Tutorial by Teje Karjalainen #sewing
Sew an iPhone or Smartphone Wallet - Free Sewing Pattern + Tutorial
Zipper Book Clutch Tutorial!
Free Purse Pattern and Tutorial - Dumpling Drawstring Grommeted Lunchbag Tote
Transform an old sweater into a gift-ready tablet case with this how-to from Sweet Paul.
Bigger on the Inside Drawstring Backpack - PDF Pattern
Free Purse Patterns To Sewing | easy great for beginners pattern description from the pattern unique
tute to make a Cell Phone Wallet
Cargo Duffle Free Pattern: Robert Kaufman Fabric Company
Cloverleaf Bag Tutorial + Pattern | Sew Mama Sew |
See-Through Zipper Pouches - Perfect for organizing purses, backpacks, diaper bags and more!
Tutorial: Little Hitchhiker's Backpack by Christina McKinney for Birch Fabrics
Some Craft Blog: Hipster Backpack Tutorial PART 1

From the fabulous Purl Bee (click on an image to open tutorial)

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40 fabulous free bag pattern tutorials!

10 free bag patterns you’ll love:

  1. Origami Bento Bag by Very Shannon
  2. The Grandview Bag by The Boy Trifecta
  3. Messenger Bag by OCD
  4. The Weekender by Weekend Designer
  5. Brookfield Bag by Sew Sweetness
  6. Urban Jungle Bag by Sew Sweetness
  7. Frou Frou Bag by Sew Sweetness
  8. Naughty Secretary Bag by Sew Sweetness
  9. Pleated, lined handbag by Warehouse Fabrics Inc.
  10. Convertible Clutch by Sew Sweetness

40 free bag patterns!

  1. Pleated Pouch by A Lemon Squeezy Home
  2. Back To School Laptop Bag by How Joyful for Sew Mama Sew
  3. Little Betty Bag by The Mother Huddle
  4. Indie Project Bag by Very Shannon
  5. Basic Messenger Bag by Mmmcrafts
  6. For Pleat’s Sake Tote by U-handbag
  7. Too Much Woman for a Purse by sew a straight line
  8. Sling Bag by Crap I’ve Made
  9. Leather Purse by I Am Momma Hear Me Roar
  12. Phoebe Bag by ArtsyCraftyBabe


40 free bag pattern tutorials!
Thanks to Andrea for the links, check out her page for so many more items!!!
  1. Guitar Bag by Bored & Crafty
  2. Simple Backpack tutorial by All About You
  3. Multi-pocket Urban Tote by Bag’n-tell
  4. Camera Bag tutorial by Blue Lace House
  5. Sling on Soule Mama
  6. Mesh Beach Bag Tote by Between The Lines
  7. She Carries Flowers bag tutorial by Tea Rose Home
  8. Madeleine Bag by imagine gnats
  9. Braided Belt Messenger Bag Tutorial by Cold Hands Warm Heart Crafts
  10. Faux Leather Handbag by Sew4home

40 free bag pattern tutorials
More great free bag tutorials! You’ll love these bags!

10 free bag tutorials

  1. Oval Messenger Bag by The Stitching Scientist
  2. Notebook Canvas Tote by Say Yes
  3. Tote with Zip Pouch by Cloud 9
  4. Wood Handle Handbag by The Mother Huddle
  5. Flying Geese Tote by Sew Can She
  6. The 20 Minute Tote by The Purl Bee
  7. Mesh Beach Tote by Patchwork Posse
  8. Satchel tutorial by ikatbag
  9. Oilcloth Grocery Tote by The Purl Bee
  10. Oilcloth Pool Tote by Sewbon for Sew Mama Sew

 Ready to sew a wallet or coin purse? These DIY wallet tutorials will show you how to make the wallet you’ll love! 16 tutorials and adding more soon!

lots of DIY wallet tutorials you'll love!
iPhone wallet
iPhone wallet tutorial
TGIFF wallet
wallet tutorial
in a snap kids wallet
In a Snap wallet tutorial
bi-fold wallet
Bi-fold wallet tutorial
pixie hexie wallet
Pixie hexie wallet tutorial
boys wallet
boys wallet tutorial
organizer wallet
organizer wallet tutorial
leather iPhone wallet
leather iphone wallet tutorial
leather card holder
leather card holder tutorial
zippy wallet
zippy wallet tutorial
passport wallet
passport wallet tutorial
snappy coin purse
snappy coin purse tutorial
zipper card pouch
zippy card pouch
patchwork bi-fold wallet
patchwork bi-fold wallet tutorial
hexagon coin pouch
hexagon coin pouch tutorial
storybook coin purse
storybook coin purse tutorial


Sew and embroider your own tote bag using 20 built-in fonts with the HUSQVARNA VIKING ® H|CLASS™ 500E. The possibilities are endless! Download the sewing instructions for the Tote Bag (PDF)
Carry your machine in style with this fashionable wheeled machine bag.
For stylish transport and storage of your sewing machine.    
Make this fun little organizer to compliment your spring outfits! It’s easy to make and uses three coordinated prints for miniature piping accent details. Get the April 2012 Design Now Which File is For Me? Download the .vp3 format for Designer Diamond, Desig...
These fun and funky 3D flowers will bring a fresh breath of spring, to your wardrobe! The featured design, #200257006, is from HUSQVARNA VIKING® embroidery collection 257, 3D Flowers. It is the free design for April, 2014. There are eight parts to this design. Each flower peta...
Make a fun quilted chevron bag using the curlyque design. It’s perfect for the back to school crowd or just for everyday toting your goodies around! Sewing Supplies: Interchangeable Dual Feed (Part #920219096) Changeable ¼” Guide Foot (Part #4132383...
Our sewing kit bag uses a design from the INSPIRA® embroidery collection 121 My Sewing Room #620120796 . The pin cushion design is the 2013 January Monthly Design, #003121012. It is free for the month of January from  Click on the "Download Des...
This unique purse is the utmost expression of beauty and elegant style. Whether as a compliment to your DESIGNER DIAMOND™ Dress or as a stand-alone statement piece, it is completely captivating! Download the Sewing Instructions (PDF)
Make a textured humbug bag using a crocheted flower design and lots of different feet and techniques. Fringe sewn with the Marking Foot combined with a stretch straight stitch gives a whole new look to texture!   Click on the "Download Design" Button to access the ...
Deluxe wheeled machine bag that will go the distance with durable construction complemented by leather-reinforced handles and trim.

This tote bag is perfect when you have a lot to carry! Use the Built-In Sewing Fonts to personalize a label and add some extra 7mm wide decorative stitches for the perfect finish! When assembling the tote, the convenience of the exclusive SEWING ADVISOR® was a true time-sa...
This wonderful little hand bag will be your favorite for the next party! Embellish your bag with different fabrics and ribbons and you will enjoy your one of a kind masterpiece! Sewing Supplies Husqvarna Viking Sewing machine. 40 cm green organza fab...
This week I am visiting our Husqvarna Viking office in Nashville.  We have had meetings with people regarding new products that will be coming. I promise to share later! It is fun to meet people that you have only been talking with on the phone or even only been communicat...
Linnea 18, (Simon’s girlfriend) has been using a old denim jeans that has been worn out, to create a denim jacket and a denim vest. She mixed black and blue denim, and used the same denim jacket pattern for the two garments. Another project that is made out of ...
Stylishly store and transport yoru embroider unit. 
Collection #: 261
“Sew” much more time to sew! 

MISCELLANEOUS Bags, Handbags, Purses, Wallets of all kinds!..A freind sent me these links and they include a wonderful assortment from around the web@

    Other Bag and Purse Patterns Online:

Zippered top lunch bag by Blissful
Washable lunch bag by the Mad Quilter
Lunch Bag by The Long Thread
Fabric Lunch Bag by Crazy Little Projects
Handled Lunch Box by the Pink Penguin
Bento Box by Lark Crafts
Lunch Sack by Lemon Squeezy Home
Vintage Pillowcase Lunch Bag by Oh Fransson
Panelled Insulated Lunch Bag by Savvy Seams
Lunch Bag from Bend The Rules With Fabric via The Storque
Oil Cloth Lunch Sack by Tumbling Blocks
Cute Enough To Eat Lunch Bag by JoAnn’s
    Easy to make wallet patternPleated Purse Tutorial
    Easy to make rug handbag by StudioKat Designs!
    Pleated handbag tutorial by U-Handbag
    Messenger Bag Tutorial from OCD (Obsessive Crafting Disorder) Blog!
    Money/coupon holder
    Oval handbag with front zippered pocket
    Reannalilydesigns just created a free beach bag pattern for Summer!
    Handbag with Unique Decorative Handles
    How to add a zippered pocket in your handbag tutorial by U-Handbag
    Summer Sunday Bag by Two Peas In a Pod Designs
    Free handbag pattern using Texture Magic
    Mary Poppins Eyelet Tote Pattern
    Hip To Be Square Tote Bag
    Weekender Tote Bag pattern by Leah Williams
    Cute jeans bag pattern!
    Eternal Beauty Bag by Januar Designs
    Super Easy Diaper Bag tutorial
    The Everything Pocket Bag Tutorial by Chickpea Sewing Studio
    Great Blog with a downloadable free Buttercup Bag pattern
    Handy adjustable strap tutorial from Nicole Mallalieu's blog
    Unique quilted cell phone holder from Blue Moon River
    Circular Purse Tutorial - This is actually a hobo bag pattern with lots of photos!
    Wallet pattern with zippered pocket
    Messenger Bag with a top zipper tutorial - lots of step by step photos!
    Easy Polkadot Purse pattern - great project for beginners from Cranston Village!
    Excellent hobo bag tutorial (with photos!) by VanillaJoy
    Boutique Shopper Bag pattern by Izzy & Ivy using grommets and layer cakes
    The Mad Quilter's Charm Square Bag pattern
    The Everything Bag Tutorial
    Boutique Shopper pattern made with Layer Cakes and grommets
    The Keisha Bag pattern tutorial by Jane Nielson
    Sweet Treats Bag pattern made with Honey Buns by Me & My Sisters Designs
    Ruffled Tote Bag Pattern
    Toddler Backpack Pattern
    Cutie Pootie Purse Pattern
    Free Quilted wallet pattern
    The Angel Bag Tutorial
    Easy bow bag pattern with Robert Kaufman fabric
    Free Yoga bag pattern made from Amy Butler's lovely Nigella fabric in PDF format!
    Excellent handbag handle tutorial from Reannalilydesigns blog
    Water Bottle Carrier pattern from Pink Chalk Studio
    Groovy Hippie Bag using Windham Fabrics
    Long Wallet Pattern
    Fat Quarter drawstring backpack pattern by reannalilydesigns - check out her blog!
    Cosmetic bag, eyeglass case, and change purse pattern from Creative Thimble in PDF
    Colorful Bag made with Robert Kaufman fabric
    Buttercup Bag Pattern by Rae
    Unique purse made from a map by SonyaStyle!
    Small wallet & coin purse - check out Christine's blog!
    Fat Quarter Handbag Pattern
    Very pretty Chloe backpack pattern
    Aislyn Peekaboo Purse Pattern
    Quilted Garden Tote with lots of pockets for tools in PDF format
    Denim purse with a polkadot bow
    Patchwork Clutch Bag pattern
    Organizer Purse Pattern
    6 pocket tote bag by Better Homes & Gardens
    A Simple Purse Pattern by All Dunn Designs
    A fun new lunch bag pattern by Quiltsoup
    Lovely tote pattern by Mamaspocketbook using Amy Butler fabric!
    Business Card Keeper by Amy Butler
    Evening Glamour Bag pattern
    Blossie Bag Pattern
    Reusable Grocery Market Bag by Karen West
    Excellent tutorial on creating bindings for your handbag patterns.
    Lunch Bag Pattern
    Tutorial for a water resistant vinyl tote (great for the beach!)
    Duct Tape Purse made from a book
    Easy Peasy change purse
    Make a purse from a potato chip bag or candy wrappers! For the candy wrapper (or gum wrapper) purse, you will also need these instructions - Make a gum wrapper chain
    Reversible, convertible tote bag with pockets
    Reversible Handbag Tutorial
    Purse Made from Potholders
    Cute recycled pillowcase lunchbox in PDF format
    Hobo Bag with great directions for including an inside zippered pocket!
    Video tutorial on making a duct tape purse from YouTube
    Jane's Floral Fantasy handbag in PDF format
    Video Tutorial on Making Handbag Yo Yos - You will need the Windows Media Player to view this, found at Free Windows Media Player
    Easy Pleated Tote bag with button closure
    Travel Tote Bag with Recessed zipper
    Handy Gift and Wine Bag pattern
    Silk Pleated Purse
    Lantern Bag pattern by Clover in PDF format
    "The Greatest Purse of All" (machine embroidered purse)
    Flat Bottomed Handbag Tutorial
    Signature Tote Bag by Indygo Junction
    Reversible Tote Bag pattern
    Very easy cosmetic bag tutorial with zipper
    The Lindie Purse Pattern
    Tote Bag Style Purse
    Evening Quilted Glamour Purse pattern
    Clutch purse pattern complete with pattern pieces in PDF
    Beautiful Open tote bag from Mamaspocketbook
    Check Book Cover with pattern pieces in PDF
    Quilted Flower Block Tote Bag Pattern
    Cool new free wallet pattern from StudioKat Designs!
    Quilted Evening Bag Made with Ribbons
    Quilted Heart Purse Pattern
    Boxy Handbag with grosgrain ribbon trim
    Everyday Handbag
    Cute (and easy!) Gingham Handbag
    See Through Vinyl Tote from Placemats
    Simple Sling Purse
    Make a handbag from recycled overalls!
    Fun "Magic Wallet" Pattern
    Easy Placemat Bag with Front Pocket
    Seat Belt Purse Pattern
    Shoulder Bag pattern complete with pattern pieces
    Lean Cuisine Lunch Box Purse
    Easy Wallet Pattern
    Easy Diaper Bag Pattern
    Easy Shoulder Bag Tutorial
    3 Handbag patterns featuring Chinese Brocade
    Slingback backpack
    Scrap Bag Tote
    2 Pocket Handbag
    Children's Cute Lunch Bag
    Backpacks from Placemats!
    Free tote bag pattern
    3 Dimensional Purse Pattern .
    Kool Aid Purse Pattern
    Placemat Purse Pattern Instructions
    Easy Zippered Pocket Instructions 

    7" Tablet or Kindle Case Tutorial - Book Style Tutorial Links

    All Wrapped Up Kindle Case

    Blue Jeans Kindle Cover by Sewing for Utange
    Book Style Kindle Cover
    Cup of Tea and a Book Nook Cover
    DIY No Sew Tablet Cover
    eReader Cover Tutorial
    e-reader Cover Tutorial
    e Reader Cover by Urban Threads
    How to Make a Moleskin iPad Case
    How to Make a Tablet Case
    Kindle Fire iPad Tablet Case Pattern
    Kindle Case Tutorial by Divine Crafting
    Kindle Cover by Clover and Violet
    Kindle Cover by FeelinCrafty
    Kindle Cover by Whipstitch
    Kindle Fire Cover by Crafty Capable
    Kindle Fire Cover by the Little Waffleflower
    Kindle Cover by Skip to my Lou
    Kindle Cover from old Book
    Kindle Nook Cover
    Make a Kindle Cover from a Hard Cover Book
    Nook Cover Do it Yourself
    Nook Cover your Boring Case
    Nook Kindle Cover from old Book
    Owl Kindle Cover
    Personalized ebook Reader Cover
    Zippered Kindle Cover

    Folding Stand Up Tablet or Kindle Case & Phone Tutorial Links

    Other Kinds of Tablet eReader Holder Links

    Turn your Book Style or Folding Stand case in to a Smart Case!

    Tablet, e reader, Nook or Kindle Sleeve or Envelope Tutorial Links

    Bow Kindle Case
    Custom Kindle Case
    DIY Easy Kindle Cover
    DIY Kindle Cover
    e-Reader Sleeve
    Easy Kindle Case
    Felt IPad Cover
    Geek Chic iPad Case - very sharp!
    Greyling Tablet Case
    Hand Stitched Veleveteen Kindle Clutch
    Handmade eReader Cover
    How to Make a Cover for Your Kindle
    iPad Case by biscuit
    iPad Covery by Minatalie's Craft Studio
    iPad Cover or Any Laptop Envelop Style
    iPad or Tablet Padded Sleeve
    iPad Pouch Tutorial
    iPad Sleeve Three Ways
    iPad Sleeve with Removable Cross Body Strap
    iPad Slip Case with Pocket
    iPad Slip Cover with Wrap Around Pocket
    Kindle Case by 100 Billion Stars
    Kindle Case Option 1
    Kindle Case Tutorial by Sewing Novice
    Kindle Case Tutorial by the Traveling Cabinet
    Kindle Cover by Tilly Mint
    Kindle Cover for a Kindle Lover
    Kindle Keeper
    Kindle Touch Slip Case
    Kindle Nook eReader Case
    Kobo Kozy
    Laptop Kindle iPad Sleeve Tutorial
    Made With Love's Fabric Kindle Cover
    Make Your Own Tablet Kindle Case
    Nook or Kindle Soft Case
    One Hour IPad Sleeve
    Padded iPad Case
    Padded iPad Sleeve
    Patchwork Kindle Case
    Patchwork Kindle Cover
    Pretty Zippered iPad Cover
    Quilted IPad Cover
    Quilted Tablet Cover
    Ruffled Kindle Case Tutorial
    Running Before I can Walk Kindle Case
    Scrappy Felt iPad Cover
    Sew a Nook or Kindle Tablet Case
    Sew Your New Tablet Coverlet
    Sewn Tablet or eReader Case - woven felt
    Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case
    Slightly Self Cleaning iPad Sleeve
    Smart and Simple Tablet Case
    Tablet Coverlet
    Tablet Cozy
    Tablet or iPad Padded Case
    Travel Handmade iPad or Laptop Sleeve
    The Book Keeper
    Waterproof iPad Cover
    World's Easiest Kindle Touch Cover

    The Mama Backpack
    Backpack Bag Tutorial
    Patchwork Purse
    Noriko Handbag pattern
    Bag It Up Bag
    How-To Sew a String Backpack
    Zippered Lined Pouch
    Pen Case
    1 Hour bag
    Jordy Bag
    A-line Jordy Bag
    Boxy Red Bag
    Clutch Purse with Antique pin closure
    Cutout Handle Tote
    Grocery Tote
    Hobo Bag
    Gingham Purse
    Little Boxy Pouch
    Lotus Bag
    Messenger Bag
    Style Tote
    Cosmetic bag
    Diaper Bag with Elastic Pocket
    Spring Bag
    A-Line Bag
    Mini Duffles
    Triangular Cosmetic Bag
    Putting a Zipper Pocket in a bag
    Hip Pockets Purse
    Fold Away Tote
    Wandering Sack
    Singlet Style Shopping bag
    Basket Bag
    Kids Easy Beach Bag
    Sleeper Bag
    Mini Duffel Bag
    Box Bag
    Reversible Shoulder bag
    Pleated Tote
    Wrist Bag
    Hip Mama Diaper Bag
    Grocery Bag
    Signature Style Tote
    Lindie Bag
    Cherry Blossom Bag
    Tiny happy Bag
    ClutchFabric Shopping Bag
    Purse Organiser
    My First Purse
    A Bag out of Old Jeans
    Mini Tote
    Pleated Tote
    Little Shopping Bag
    Classic Tote
    Nice Big Shoulder Bag
    Kiddie Messenger Bag
    Basic Purse
    Amy Butler Yoga Bag
    Change Purse
    Quilted Wallet
    Piggy Bank Purse
    Plastic Coated Tote
    Change Purse/Credit Card Holder
    Zippered Coin Purse
    14 Bag Tutorials by U-Handblog Bag Tutorials

    Basket, Box and Tray Tutorial Links

    All Good Organization Starts with Craft - fabric bins tutorial
    Back with Buckets
    Basket and Bow Tutorial
    Building a Fabric Basket with Vintage Fabrics and Grommets
    Burlap Container
    Coiled Fabric Basket
    Collapsible Buckets - Instructables
    Collapsible Storage Baskets
    Cupcake Trinket Box
    DIY Network Crafty Bucket
    Dollar Store Basket
    Emblibrary's Fabric Basket
    Easter Basket Toy Bucket
    Fabric Basket Tutorial
    Fabric Bin Tutorial by Delilah's mom
    Fabric Bin Tutorial by Crazy Craft Bugs
    Fabric Bins
    Fabric Bins Tutorial
    Fabric  Box Tutorial
    Fabric Bucket/Basket


    Adjustable Bag Handle Tutorial for Beginners in PDF format
    Rag Bag Pattern in PDF - Reversible quilted tote bag with "rag bag" design on one side.
    Zippered Wristlet in PDF - Easy and quick to make wristlet bag.
    Cutie Pootie Purse Pattern - This makes into a bag that can be carried on the shoulder or across the body by adjusting the shoulder strap.
    Three Dimensional Free Purse Pattern-made with strips of fabric.
    Duct Tape Purse Pattern Instructions -Make your own duct tape purse!
    Free instructions to make a magazine purse

    sorry the photos disappeared! Picasa switched to Google Photos and many of my photo links were lost. Buteach link will have the original pic and from the site it originated from . Please do thank each designer whose free pattern you enjoy!!

    Hope Market Tote Pattern - free!

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    pollyanna said...

    Whew! If someone can't find what they want here, they are hopeless! Thanks for all the links and research. I am making some wheelchair bags from 15" blocks I was given. Not exactly sure how I will finish them--how long to make the velcrow strap--but I will find an answer!

    Sunny Slope Farm said...

    Some lovely eye-candy on this list. Do you have any idea which pattern might be helpful for me in making a lining for a felted knit bag? I'd like it to add to the shape (rectangular bottom with vertical sides) but not add too much weight. Thanks so much! Rita

    andsewon said...

    WOW!! What an awesome list! Will have to share your post on my blog! I too love making bags for gifts. They do come in handy and most folks can use them in some way or other.