12 free bag and purse tutorials | How About Orange

May 13, 2010

12 free bag and purse tutorials

Get free patterns and instructions for all of these cute totes, purses, pouches and bags online right here (left to right):

Penelope tote by Melissa Esplin
Twenty minute totes at The Purl Bee
Roomy pleated handbag at Warehouse Fabrics
Simple purse at Little Girl Pearl
Reversible beach bag by Soozs
Diana hobo bag at Think Liz
Pleated shoulder bag at Machen Machen
Zippered wristlets by Javajem Knits
Change purse with zipper by Viteen
Recycled grocery totes made from plastic bags at Made
Box pouch with handle by Drago[knit]fly
Lined, zippered pouch at Flossie Teacakes

51 comments:

Abigail Leigh said...

Super fabulous, thanks...

Laura said...

Ooh, what a great roundup! Several there I would like to try. BTW, I have an easy tutorial for a no-pattern lined tote bag here, if anyone doesn't have enough bags to choose from yet. :)

Erin said...

Oh I am super excited! There are at least three bags I want to make. Now if I could only figure out my sewing machine....

Elizabeth said...

Wow, thanks for featuring my bag!

Marisa@make*happy said...

Ooh fun. Ever since I knocked out a Buttercup bag, I've been looking for some new patterns. Thanks!

Melissa said...

Jessica! Thanks for including me in this round up!

Alice Wertz said...

so cool! thank you so much for all the links!! they really make me want to sew again!!

Shusha said...

Gee that's a great post! thank you.

Grandma G said...

Sweet!

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

Oh.My. I can't wait for my kids to go to bed so I can pull out my sewing machine. THANK YOU!

angelina said...

thanks so much::: i LOVE making bags. i will make one of these! super!

Christy said...

This is exciting and what a fabulous roundup. Thank you!!

donna said...

These are wonderful. Thanks for always being so generous with your content and great finds. I'll be sure to pay it forward in one way or another.

Megan said...

great compilation! Can't wait to get started.

bink and boo said...

Thank you for taking the time to put this together. You are awesome!

Bek said...

wow wow wow.

I know where the hamper full of plastic bags are going!

Dream on the wave said...

Thanks a lot for these links! There are quite a few I want to give a try to make. As a beginner it is always a bit scary but the tutorials are great! ox I love internet tutorials!
Many greetings, Frieda

Florence said...

Thank you so much for including me in your roundup - and for providing a list of so many other lovelies for me to go off and investigate.

Florence x

trixi said...

Thanks for all the links to purses. I am in the process of going through different purse tutorials so I can learn how to do a perfect zip...well actually just to learn how to do a zip as till now I have avoided zips completely...zip phobia i think it's called!

Dida said...

thank you sooo much...

Peggy said...

Thanks! I can't wait to try these if I could ever get my house decorated!! ha ha!

The Eccles said...

I love making purses from online tutorials...I've done about 5. Thanks for some more inspiration!

Miss Carlen ::LT:: said...

that's fantastic! thank you much for sharing!

joolee said...

awesome! thank you, THANK YOU!!

melissa said...

oh, you missed mine! Maybe for the next roundup? Here it is.

Letterpress said...

Just finished all the grading. . . and now this gives me a project or two to do this summer (actually, to add to all the other projects I have but then, isn't that normal?).

thanks!

Rachel said...

Thanks for the great list! That roomy pleated one is just what I need.

Javajem said...

Thanks for linking to my tutorial. I can't wait to check out some of the others!

Sharon said...

Awesomeness!

brooklynsoul said...

Thanks for these! I was just looking for some new bags to make.

Desi said...

How nice of you to take the time to share so many great tutorials.
Thanks!

tia said...

super cute! Just made a few handbags for my sisters and mom for mothers day...this one was super cute and easy execution!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176509.0

wanted to try these ones next...
http://hiccupps-stuff.blogspot.com/2008/09/you-know-feeling-you-get-when-you.html

http://threebears.wordpress.com/2007/10/15/little-boxy-pouch-tutorial/

but I think Ill have to try the reversible beach bag here first!!! summer is coming! :O)

THANKS!

dana said...

thanks for including me. I'm totally flattered :)
- dana

Rae said...

Thanks for sharing this- you've gathered up some of my mental 'to do's' and introduced me to a few others!

I'm sharing this is my friday favorites this week. Hope you have a great weekend!

megan said...

wow! thanks so much for this post. can't wait to start making more bags!

WHATUPDUCK said...

Thanks for those links. Always love a freebie!!

Pop on over to my website this week for a vintage block giveaway!!

http://www.whatupduck.com

Mamisole said...

gracias por los tutoriales , estan genial ,gracias por compartir

Loulou said...

This makes me want to learn to sew! SO great. Thanks for sharing, I'm inspired!

Miss Kate said...

Oh! Thank you thank you thank you!

Kathrin said...

Oh so much to sew and so little time... thank you for sharing :)

Liita said...

Love all these ideas. Consider an apron instead of a purse...another green idea!

Savanna said...

AWESOME!!!! =D

angelina said...

i have borrowed your photo and linked to your site on my blog today: hoping to bring some to your lovely online world! thanks for the links...(i posted my penelope bag)

K-Sue said...

Thank you for a very nice round up. I hope to make a few bags this summer.

Ilke said...

I really love your blog ! Nice post ! Thanks :)

Aisyah Helga said...
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Aisyah Helga said...

A great round up! I've linked this to my blog to share with my readers. Thanks!

Kathy said...

Can't wait to make one, and get back to sewing again. I give up too easily, but this time I won't give up. Thank you! Its a great post!

Debbi said...

I made the lined zippered purses by Flossie Teacakes.... the most cute and hilarious instructions and EASY TO FOLLOW! I'm going to her blog now to give some feedback.

ayisha said...

Your site is very good and helpful thank you.

Sharon O said...

WOW!!! I'm speechless. These are amazing. Thank you for being soooo generous!

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