18 Small Bags and Purses – Free Sewing Patterns


Here it is, my complete collection of free sewing patterns for small bags and purses that you will love to sew. Each one of these free tutorials features quick and easy to follow instructions that will help you start and finish your new small purse in no time, maybe even by tomorrow!

These free patterns are designed to be very easy to follow and understand, so you are sure to have fun while you’re sewing and success with your sewing project. Come see…

Sew my Beautiful Baguette Bag - it’s  small AND you can pack it with all your essentials!

Sew my Beautiful Baguette Bag – it’s small AND you can pack it with all your essentials. I carried my dog Lola in this little bag when she was a puppy and only weighed 3 1/2 pounds.


This Perfect DIY Wallet is just right to grab and go with the right amount of carry-along room. It fits in with all the other mini purses that are popular right now.

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Make this cute purse with a cross body strap, and 3 handy pockets in 3 convenient sizes – room for everything you need!

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This clever Triple Zipper Bag has three zippers on the outside and another coin pocket inside! This handbag pattern is a reader’s favorite.


This super cute purse is much easier to sew together than it looks…come see! I gave it to my daughter, and it’s one of her favorite crossbody bags.


Treat yourself to this Adorable DIY Clutch Bag that has room for everything you need and nothing you don’t:)


This Super Adorable Tiny Bag is so fun to make – and it’s really fast to sew too! Of all the small handbags I show people how to make, this one is the most popular.

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This pretty purse has a beautiful braided strap and a cell phone pocket on the inside! My readers love that it’s actually bigger on the inside than it looks, so you can carry small packages too.

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This Snappy Little Clutch is fat quarter friendly and perfect for beginners!

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The smaller version of this 1 Yard Magic purse tutorial is just that…magic!

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Come make a beautiful patchwork bag with pockets on the inside OR outside, your pick!carkaiblue.jpg

Sew this bold and beautiful bag to hold the basics without weighing you down!

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Make a pretty little purse using 2 1/2’ strips! This size is perfect for carrying your phone and wallet…and chocolate:)


This chic little clamshell bag is nice and sturdy…I love it!

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Sew up this beautiful hobo bag – it’s so easy and the results are gorgeous!


Make this DIY Cell Phone case (one of my other daughter’s favorite cute mini handbags) for when all you need is your phone and a couple cards.

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This amazing purse has a convertible strap – use it long or short depending on your needs!

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Patchwork bags are so much fun to sew! This pattern lets you customize the size you want…check it out. You can make mini bags, medium-sized bags, or large weekender bags with this versatile sewing pattern.

All of these small bag patterns go easy on your fabric stash. A lot of them use fat quarters and scraps, so you may not need a trip to the fabric store. Imagine the total savings, lol! Just kidding, I would head to my local quilt shop anyway.

Happy sewing,


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