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 pattern, of course. We’ve got Easy Bags to Sew.
We have a few easy bag tutorials to get you started sewing. They range from small to large, with zippers or without, lined or unlined – something for every comfort level!
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.