Whether for yourself or for a friend, a simple bag is a great gateway sewing project! A bag has (usually) simple seams, can be made from just one or two fabrics, and is achievable in a relatively short period of time – if you select the right bag pattern, of course. We’ve got easy bags to sew with these easy beginner bag sewing projects.
We have a few easy bag sewing patterns to get you started. Our fast and easy free bag patterns range from small to large, with zippers or without, lined or unlined – something for every comfort level!
From tote bags to simple zip bags, to grocery bags and learning how to make a flat bottom bag – we’ve got a variety of easy bag tutorials and ideas ready for you to sew! Best part – all of our projects are free patterns!
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How hard is it to make your own bag?
Bag making is a perfect sewing project for beginners! Some can be made in less than an hour with just a small bit of fabric. What is great about making bags is most of the time they are flat while you sew them. You might add a shaped or boxed bottom, but still you are working with easy-to-sew shapes. No worries about trying to fit body shapes!
Start with a simple project like the basic drawstring bag, or learn to put in a zipper with a zipper pouch! Probably the easiet bag is the Lotus-style Kinchaku bag – don’t let the name scare you! With two squares of fabric sewn together and a ribbon or cording laced through the corners, it’s a terrific bag for a hand stitching project or use to hold your jewelry when traveling.
Love these easy bags to sew? Check out all of the sewing projects and inspiration on Create Whimsy.
Learn the different ways to make a flat bottom pouch.