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Sew Your Own Purse, Pocketbook and Hand Bags

Free Sewing Patterns Keep Designer Bags Economical

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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!

1. Free Directions to 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!

2. Free Sewing Pattern to Sew a 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!

3. Sew a Stylish Useful Handbag

Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a 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!

4. Bum Bag - A Pocketbook from Old Jeans

Bum Bag -Sew 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.

5. Free Directions to Create a Simple Placemat Pocketbook

Free Directions to Create a Simple 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.

6. Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Purse with Fabric Cord Twisted 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.

7. Free Instructions to Sew a Handbag from Two Round Placemats

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!

8. 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
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!

9. A Versatile Tote Bag Pattern

Free Versatile Bag 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!

10. Free Directions to Sew Your Own Clutch Purse

Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Clutch Purse
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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