Sew Your Own Purse, Pocketbook and Hand Bags

Free Sewing Patterns Keep Designer Bags Economical

Not many people can have a handbag to match every outfit. Sewing your own pocketbooks and purses with these free patterns, allows you to have more handbags than you could every purchase at designer prices... and they will all be in the fabric and colors of your choosing!

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    Sew Your Own Pocketbook
    Sew Your Own Pocketbook. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This is a very useful pocketbook that can meet your needs for almost every possible use. You'll find yourself making more than one of this handbag to have it in a variety of colors to match everything you own!
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    Saddlebag Style Pocketbook
    Saddlebag Style Pocketbook. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This free pattern makes a very common style handbag. Adding embellishment, different piping options and different fabric choices can make this bag a one of a kind original!

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    Sew a Stylish Useful Handbag

    Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Stylish Useful Handbag
    Stylish Useful Handbag. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This bag is a great place to explore mixing and matching different fabrics to create a handbag. Explore upholstery fabric samples as a possible fabric supply and make truly original handbags that will be eye catching!
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    Bum Bag -Sew a Pocketbook from Old Jeans
    Bum Bag - A Pocketbook from Old Jeans. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Everyone has old jeans they don't want to part with. Now you can transform those jeans in to something you can use, rather than having them take up valuable storage or closet space.

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    Free Directions to Create a Simple Placemat Pocketbook

    Free Directions to Create a Simple Placemat Pocketbook
    Simple to Make Placemat Pocketbook. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Find a single woven placemat and transform it into this simple to sew pocketbook. You'll be amazed just how many colors are available when you start looking at placemats to make pocketbooks.
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    Sew Simple Purse or Bag with Unique Fabric Twisted Cord Handles
    Sew Simple Purse or Bag with Unique Fabric Twisted Cord Handles. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This free bag pattern features a twisted handle that is comfortable to use and has eye appeal. The bag itself is insulated so stands up on it's own and it can be used as lunch sack or a handbag.

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    Free Instructions to Sew a Handbag from Two Round Placemats

    Round Placemat Pocketbooks
    Round Placemat Pocketbooks. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Grab a couple of round placemats the next time you go shopping and then transform them in to this usable handbag. The free directions guide you through every step of making tow round placemats into a lined handbag!
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    Oval Pocketbook with Zipper Pockets on the Front and Back

    Free Pattern and Directions to Sew an Oval Pocketbook with Zipper Pockets on the Front and Back
    Oval Pocketbook with Front and Back Pocket. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This oval shaped bag features zipped pockets on the front and back, a flat bottom, self fabric handles and gathered sides. Add embellishments or machine embroidery to make it a one of a kind designer bag!

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    A Versatile Tote Bag Pattern

    Free Versatile Bag Pattern
    Bag Made Using Free Versatile Pocketbook or Tote Pattern. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    There are times that you need a handbag that is large enough to carry a LOT of stuff! This bag meets and exceeds that criteria while being a stylish bag to carry. Use a combination of fabrics or embellish the fabric to make this bag your own creation!
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    Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Clutch Purse
    A Collection of Clutch Purses. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Sometimes you have to have a smaller purse. This clutch purse pattern creates a clutch bag that is large enough to hold the essentials but small enough to be dressy when you need a dressy bag. Sewing your own bag makes it possible to have a clutch purse in every color for every occasion!

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    Free Tote Style Pocketbook Pattern Using Texture Magic for a Stylish Purse
    Finished Purse Using Multiple Fabrics and Texture Magic. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    If you've ever played with Texture Magic (Learn About Texture Magic -- Texture Magic from Superior Threads- - Tips, Experiments and Pointers) you know how much fun it is and how it creates a new fabric with texture. This bag capitalizes on that texture and designs a bag the features that texture.
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    Free Directions to Sew a Fancy Tote Bag or Pocketbook

    Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Dressed Up Tote Bag
    Free Directions to Sew a Fancy Tote Bag or Pocketbook. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This free pattern creates a dressed up lined tote bag that can be used as a simple tote bag but is dressed up enough to double as a pocketbook, Experiment with embellishments, coordinating fabrics and turn this tote bag in to a true original creation.
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    Valentine's Fabric Heart Treat Purse or Bag

    Valentine's Fabric Heart Treat Bag Or Purse
    Valentine's Fabric Heart Treat Bag Or Purse. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Enjoy the day and add to the festivities of Valentines Day or any romantic occasion with a heart shaped purse. Use scraps of fabric to make a simple bag that will make anyone smile!