Hello and welcome to Sew Simple Bags, where my range of easy sewing patterns for bags of all types can give you great results even if you are a complete beginner. You’ll find sewing patterns for totes, purses, organizers and storage, wallets and more, all written with the beginner in mind. Many of the patterns come with a full step by step sewing video tutorial. Don’t forget to drop by the blog pages packed full of tips and tricks to make your sewing easier and more fun.
Sewing tips, tricks and tutorials
Our regular blog posts contain a wealth of sewing tips and tutorials to take your sewing projects from a little bit drab to totally fab! All written with the beginner sewer in mind, our tutorials and quick tips come with photos and free video lessons.
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- Radley Clutch Bag easy sewing patternThe Radley Clutch Bag is the ideal beginner sewing pattern. Just one pattern piece (plus a pocket), just two pieces of fabric. Easy to cut … Read more
- Walkies Crossbody Bag Sewing PatternThe Walkies (Doggie) Crossbody Bag is a simple to sew fully lined crossbody cellphone pouch with a front pocket, a snap closing flap and an … Read more
- Elmore triple pocket Zipper Pouch sewing patternThe Elmore Zipper Pouch is a simple to sew fully lined zipper pouch with one zipper but three pockets. There is an easy-sew zipper install, … Read more
- Ferndown Jewelry Pouch sewing patternThis easy to sew small jewelry pouch is the ideal gift to sew for your friends, or just perfect for sew-to-sell projects. It only requires … Read more
- Dorset easy drawstring bags sewing pattern in 3 sizesI’ve had some requests for very simple bags to sew, ideal for those who are completely new to sewing. The Dorset sewing pattern is a … Read more
- Kent Clutch Bag sewing pattern, custom pockets and videoThis smart wristlet clutch bag has a jaunty diagonal seam front and back, created with a slightly different construction method that does away with the … Read more
The latest pattern release
A smart zipper bag with jaunty diagonal seam and slim flat bottom. Ideal to use as a wristlet clutch bag with the removable strap. Learn how to sew custom slip pockets, and pick up other tips in the optional video sewalong.