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We just added a bunch of free purse patterns to Allcrafts.net. There are quite a few easy ones that would work for you.
Here are the links...
100+ Free Sewing Patterns for purses
150+ Free Crochet Patterns for purses
400+ Free Knitting Patterns for purses
By melody_yesterday 09/01/2008
Here's a really cute one for Halloween ! It looks like maybe it was made with felt but I can't be sure.
one to download free :
under the pic : click to see purses made with these instructions :
a whole sleu of purses & bags
here's some from About.com
http://sewing.about.com/od/bagstote ... Bags_Totes_Purse_Sewing_Projects.htm
if you like to do "felting" :
this site will redirect you to MarthStewart.com :
55 handmade purses
http://www.associatedcontent.com/ar ... e_pattern_u_purse_handle.html?cat=46
How to Make Your Own Purse Pattern
http://www.associatedcontent.com/ar ... e_your_own_purse_pattern.html?cat=46
http://www.fabric.com/notions-patte ... category-handbag-purse-patterns.aspx
this one's awsome !
Bags to Sew. Pleated Pouch, Clutch, Drawstring http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00182.asp
Wild Ginger Wild Things Free Pattern Download for Hats and Bags http://www.wildginger.com/products/wildthings.htm
Anykine (Any Kind ... get it?) bag. http://home.hawaii.rr.com/hpower00/crafts/anykine_bag2.html
3 free patterns http://www.sarah1980.com/projects.htm all require handles of some sort.
Instructions for Place Mat Purse at J Caroline Creative http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Me ... vc?Store_Code=JC&Screen=PLACEMAT
About dot coms list of projects http://sewing.about.com/od/bagstotespurseproject/
Sew Young Sew Fun Overnight bag http://www.sewyoungsewfun.com/freeprojects/overnightbag/overnightbag.html
Sew Young Sew Fun Purse http://www.sewyoungsewfun.com/freeprojects/purse/purse.html
DIY dot com purse http://www.diynet.com/diy/shows_smm/episode/0,2046,DIY_14336_26516,00.html
Purse pattern http://craftandfabriclinks.com/purse/free_purse_pattern.html <- looks 80's'ish
Unique Coin Purse http://myvag.net/zine/2004summer/luckyvulva/
Free Kwik Sew Clutch Purse Pattern http://www.kwiksew.com/Patterns/P5001/5001.cfm
and several more from a "similar pages" search :
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en& ... z=1T4GGIK_enUS276US276&q=related:www.twelve22.org/2006/07/zipper_tutorial.html
By Bobbie Lee08/15/2008
Have you tried henriettashandbags.com?
By Bobbie Lee (Guest Post)08/15/2008
Have you tried Henriettashandbags.com?
By LAURA BENNETT (Guest Post)12/31/2007
I'm looking for a patter to make a purse from an old pair of denim jeans. Any help is appreciated.
By krista 08/13/2006
the craftster.org site is great, thanks so much for sharing! I have started to make my own purses because the ones in the stores are so expensive and I have always had to settle for what I wanted! Thanks, SEW ON!
There are tons of tutorials at Craftster. Take a look at the "Jordy" bag.
There's several patterns (or links to patterns) for various kinds of purses -- example: Capri Sun or Koolaid Pack Purses and Placemat Purses on this site or you can post a request if there's some specific pattern you are searching for here:
BlueBonnet Crafters Board:
Hope this helps,
By Pat Wilson 01/23/2006
Just type in" Free Purse Patterns" in your search engine block and I am sure you will get alot of sites to vist. I found all kinds Good Luck Seamstress
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