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Wouldn't it be great if it were always easy to find your bag at the airport or when you travel? By sewing your own bag, you can have a special bag that is all yours and no one else will have one just like it! These free patterns will guide you through making your own unique bags!

1. Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Bag to Hold Sneakers and More

Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Bag to Hold Sneakers and More
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This bag includes directions to sew in a shoe holder which will keep your shoes separate from your other belongings, whether it's for a trip to the gym or a weekend get away. Use embroidery or othe embellishments to make this bag unique and original.

2. Free Directions to Sew a Simple Tote Bag

Sew a Simple Tote Bag
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
A simple tote bag can take care of almost any need! Vary the size to make the perfect bag to meet your needs. Keep them smaller of shopping or make it large enough to carry your largest rotary cutting mat to a sewing class.... the choice is yours! I keep a couple in the trunk of my car so they are handy if I have a fun shopping trip.

3. Sew a Useful Duffel Bag

Sew a Duffel Bag
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This bag is a perfect toss-in-the-trunk-and-go bag for a weekend or an overnight get away. I have made them with elongated centers for my daughter to have handy for a week at camp... the soft sides made it easy to "stuff" in the bus or truck without ruining the bag. I've been told that it worked as a make shift pillow on a camping trip.

4. Free Directions to Sew a Fancy Tote Bag or Pocketbook

Free Directions to Sew a Fancy Tote Bag or Pocketbook
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
I hate trying to juggle a pocketbook and a tote bag. This bag solves that problem and leaves me plenty of room to carry everything I need and then some! Fancy fabric makes it a unique tote bag with style!

5. Heavy Duty Bag with Style

http://sewing.about.com/od/bagstotespurseproject/ss/All-Purpose-Tote-With-Pockets-Galore.htm
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
I can't count how many times this bag has been perfect. The putside pockets allow somethings to be handy, like my keys and wallet, while I stuff the inside and hide credit cards in the secure inside pockets.

6. Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Two Tone Tote Bag with Outside Pockets

Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Two Tone Tote Bag with Outside Pockets
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This simple tote bag is made with two fabrics and has handy pockets outside the bag to keep things like your car keys or baby toys handy .

7. Weekend Bag with Recessed Zipper

Tote Bag with a Recessed Zipper
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This free bag pattern creates a bag that is large enough to hold a weekend worth of packing and has a recessed zipper in the top to keep everything secure. Make it with solid durable fabric or find a wild upholstery fabric to make it stand out from the crowd!

8. A See Through, Breathable, Screen Beach Bag

A Screen Beach Bag
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
If you're heading for the beach or pool. make one of these bags for the wet stuff! Because the bag breathes you end up with less mildew if the wet suits and towel fail to be hung out to dry. If you are at the beach, the screen can sift out the sand before you put the bag in the car, rather than dumping sand on the floors at home.

9. Sew Your Own Kid's Hip Pouch or Fanny Pack for Boys or Girls - Great Camera Case

Sew Your Own Kid's Hip Pouch or Fanny Pack for Boys or Girls - Great Camera Case
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This is a great way for the kids to carry their own belongings without them being left behind. The size works out as a perfect camera case too, so you may want to use mass production sewing methods for this handy fanny pack!

10. Free Directions to Sew a Strong Durable Tote Bag from Two Rectangle Place Mats

An Easy to Sew Durable Tote Bag Made With Two Rectangle Placemats
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Grab two rectangle placemats to create a super strong and durable tote bag that is a perfect take along for a trip to the mall or any shopping event! This bag is easy to sew and you'll be amazed at all the colors that are available in place mats!

11. Sew a Simple Drawstring Backpack

A Finished Drawstring Backpack
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
A simple string back pack is the perfect solution to have your hands free for a day at the amusement park or any event where having your hands free adds to the experience.

12. Backpack Alternative Straps for Style and Comfort

Padded Twisted Straps for the Free Drawstring Backpack Sewing Pattern
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
If you're apt to be carrying a bit of weight in your string back pack, you may want to consider these alternative drawstrings. The alternative is padded and much more comfortable for a long day at the park.
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