Big beautiful bags, snazzy totes, purses with pizzazz – handbags of all styles and designs are essential fashion accessories. Here are five great sites, providing hundreds of free knit, crochet, felt, quilt, and sewing purse patterns.
AllCrafts – http://www.allcrafts.net/sewing/pursesew.htm
This site provides craft project information and craft patterns. It offers over 100 free purse sewing patterns such as: Bag from furnishing fabric, Black purse with appliqué trim, Book purse, Bunny bag, Brocade purse, Classic style quilt bag, Clutch, 4D sketch sparkling purse, Fat quarter purses, Cowboy boot purse, Darling doily purse, Easy embellished purse, Embroidered wool purse, Little jean pocket purse, and much more.
There are over 150 free crochet purse, tote, and bag patterns. Some patterns offered include 1902 chatelaine purse chart, 3 cornered bag, Beach bag, Bobble purse, Crochet booga bags, Coin satchel with hanging beads, Deco ribbon bag, Diaper bag, and Draw string shell purse.
Over 400 free patterns for knitted bags, purses, and totes, some felt, are also offered such as: Aran knit purse, Bagette purse, Basket bag with bobbles, Beaded coin purse, Cable wallet, Charm bag, Crossword bag, Disco bangle fever purse, and Frog and bumble bee bag.
Craft Stew – http://craftstew.com/sewing/free-purse-and-tote-bag-patterns
A second site with an offering of attractive and unusual free purse patterns is Craft Stew, who states they add new patterns daily. Patterns include Simple little cloth purses such as Tudor rose and Leafy spring bag; Big, chunky totes such as Cross over bag and Giant drawstring bag; Novelty bags such as Playing card purse and Chinese take-out purse; Placemat purse instructions; and Evening bags such as Hand beaded purse and Velvet bag.
–Bella Online The Voice of Women – http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art8362.asp
An article from the quilting editor of the Bella Online site links to over 40 free bag patterns such as: Drawstring / backpack, Easy hexagon bag, Lined zippered purse, Fat sack, Floral patchwork, Fleece tote, Origami, Folded bag, Rose flower bag, and Small wheelchair tote.
SewingSupport.com – http://www.sewingsupport.com/sewing-how-to-free-patterns-and-projects-purses.html.
This site offers sewing how-to information and advice, plus over 100 free designs, some consisting of simple fabric shapes, and some with printable patterns. Designs include: Loop handle purse, Map purse, Mighty pumpkin drawstring purse, Not so blue café bag, Oriental style fan purse, Piping & stripe shoulder bag, Cosmetic bag & change purse, Purse with a secret, Quilted reversible rag bag tote, and Embroidered wool purse. There is a great amount of information on the site in other categories, from general techniques and garment construction to decorative techniques, couture sewing, and heirloom sewing.
Crystal Palace Yarns – http://www.straw.com/cpy/free_bag_patterns.html
This site offers information about supplies such as yarns, knitting needles and crochet hooks, and free patterns to knit, crochet, and felt. Over 60 patterns are provided such as: Felted knit fuzzy tote, Deco splash bag, Felted crocheted Jackie O bag, Felted bag with dragonfly trim, and Scrunchie party bag