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How to Make a Purse – 10 Tutorials


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Learn how to make a purse, clutch and handbag using one of these 10 fantastic purse tutorials!

If you love a good sewing project like we do, be sure to check out a few of our favorite sewing posts – Simple Sewing Projects, Our Favorite Sewing Blogs, and Best Sewing Books for Beginners.

Want to add some style to your wardrobe in no time at all? Whether your a seasoned seamstress or a sewing beginner, here are 10 projects that will fit your skill level!

Homemade Clutches

1. This darling tassle clutch was made out of a $4 placemat! || The Heathered Nest

2. I’m pretty sure these patterned clutches are the cutest purses on this entire list! || Sarah Hearts

3. Whip up this simple cotton and leather clutch in an afternoon. || A Beautiful Mess

Homemade Purses

4. Another placemat tutorial, this crossbody bag might be my very favorite! || Paper and Stitch

5. This plaid flannel fall tote bag has a modern classic look that’s the perfect accent for any fall outfit. || Orange Bettie

6. This simple reversible purse is a great project for beginning and advanced sewers alike. || Martha Stewart

7. This DIY Donut Purse is a no-sew project- isn’t it adorable! || Studio DIY

Homemade Bags

8. This drawstring pouch purse is a great way to keep your things organized within a larger bag, or you can use this cute little satchel as a fancy gift bag for a special friend. || Somewhat Simple

9. The tutorial for these metal frame bags can be made in ANY SIZE! || Polka Dot Chair

10. A School Book Zipper Pouch could be used for a child in school or for library books if they are only allowed to check a few out at a time.  It could also carry some small art supplies or a few toys. || Somewhat Simple

There you go! Happy creating!

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