Free Patterns and Tutorials for Sewing Bags

In Issue 14 of Love Sewing we are delighted to have a fabulous Picnic Bag project from the super talented Katy Orme of Apartment Apothecary and a lovely reversible slouch shoulder bag project from Julia Claridge of ‘bobbins and buttons’.

slouch shoulder bag pattern

Free Pattern with Issue 14 of Love Sewing Magazine, designed by Julia Claridge

If you have already made one of these useful picnic bags, be sure to post a picture of your finished project on our Facebook wall or tag us in a tweet.

We’ve found some of our favourite simple to sew bag patterns and tutorials from more brilliant craft websites and sewing bloggers to share with you this week.  Sewing up a bag or tote is really rewarding as it’s a quick make and you can use up your fabric stash.  You’ll be out and about enjoying your new bag in just a few hours.


mini tote bag free sewing tutorial

This mini tote bag is free to download from Craftsy – it just takes 2 fat quarters of fabric to make.  It would be a perfect gift for a little girl or tween and we love the embroidered birdie!


hobo bag pattern free sewing pdf

A slouch hobo bag is perfect for taking on a shopping trip or to the beach and you can make one to coordinate with every outfit.  the free hobo bag pattern is on the super useful Patternpile website.

simple bag tutorial

This bag pattern is called the Trail tote and is free to download HERE – it’s a comfortable across the body design and has a useful little zip pocket on the outside.  A little more detail than a simple tote or shopper but well worth the effort.

reversible bag pattern free

Reversible bags are great fun and they make a bag really fun if you use contrasting fabrics.  We found this great free tutorial over on the blog Very Purple Person

We’d love to see any bag patterns you have used and your finished bags – leave a comment or share on our Facebook wall 


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