Purses, Totes & Backpacks

Handmade totes & purses are all the rage these days.  Below are the most popular patterns that we carry. 
We also carry bag accessories
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Divalicious Wallet
by Sisters Common Thread

Create your own fabric wallet with 5 credit card slots, 3 open inside pockets, calendar keeper, ID window with 2 side pockets, and 2 zippered pockets. Requires Diva Wallet Frame, sold separately. Plain or pocket front option. Measures 8 x 4 in. closed.
$ 10.00

 

Fold It Hold It Bag
by Pieced Tree

Two simple squares of fabric are sewn together then turned inside out to create a "lined" square which is then folded, origami-like, and sewn to create a bag with a cinch ribbon handle. Depending on the size, these bags can be used as purses, storage sacks, or gift bags. Finished sizes include: Large 9 x 9 x 3 inch, Medium 7 x 7 x 2 inch, Small 5 x 5 x 1 1/2 inch, and X-Small 4 x 4 x 1 inch. Includes instructions, diagrams, and photos.
$ 6.50

 

Modern Clutch Starter
with Silver Frame
by Pink Sand Beach Designs

This starter package includes both the pattern and frame!  This chic modern clutch is so very easy to sew! The Starter package includes: pattern and one purse frame. The bag is fully lined with one pocket inside making it roomy enough for all the essentials including: IPhones, glasses, makeup, and ID cards. Embellish with custom embroidery, crystals or fabric flowers. The frame is easily glued on making a fabulously finished clutch. Makes a quick and fun project! Full color instructions with pictures. Great for classes!Finished Size: 9 1/2" wide x 4 1/2" tall x 2 1/2" deep 1 inside pocket FAT QUARTER FRIENDLY
$ 20.00

 

Metro Clutch
by Modkid
This chic and stylish clutch purse will be the center of attention at your next wedding, Holiday party or fancy event. Since it's quick and easy to sew and uses very little fabric, it will also become a go-to handmade gift for a friend or family member.
11.5" wide x 6" high "Lite" Pattern
$ 8.00

 

Tech Accessory Organizer
by Indygo Junction
Keep your gadgets organized with this practical pouch. Zipper or tab closure options included. Mesh pockets & vinyl back pocket allow for quick visual identification. Optional insert doubles your storage space. Perfect for storing jump drives, SD camera cards and all your cords.
$ 10.00

 

Laptop Keeper
by Indygo Junction
The laptop keeper combines traditional quilting techniques with modern fabrics. It is roomy enough to safely store most laptops. The finished size is approximately 12 1/2" x 16 1/2", when flap is closed.
$ 9.00

 

Casablanca Clutch Bag
by Charlie's Aunt
Charlie's Aunt Casablanca Clutch Bag Pattern- Vintage Inspired Sewing Patterns. This 1950's inspired bag is both retro and "on trend" for today. Combining the currently popular "oversized" shape with pleat detail at the front and a sleek curved flap. View 1 can be made using 2 or 3 contrasting fabrics to great effect and the flap is ideal for showcasing big vintage buttons. View 2 has a flat bow-style trim and can be made with a purchased handle. Includes a template for an interior patch pocket. Finished size 16"x 9". Includes instructions, diagrams, and paper patterns.
$ 9.00

 

Mama & Baby Bag
by Fishsticks Designs
The outside front features two elasticized pockets and two flat pockets for those things that you need close at hand. On the back side, you'll find a large zippered pocket to keep important documents and records safely contained. Just below the strap, a side pocket holds mom's cell phone within quick reach. The tie-on strap easily adjusts to exactly the right length, from shoulder bag length, to stroller bag, to messenger bag. The strap is designed to be worn folded in half over the shoulder or unfolded for comfortable wear when worn across the body.  Inside, a divider separates mom's things from baby's. Mom's side features a divided pocket with compartments for a pen or pencil, business cards and notes. On baby's side, you'll find three elasticized pockets to separate diapers, wipes and changing pad.  the finished dimensions of this bag are 16" x 13" x 4".  Patterns and instructions are also included for a changing pad with hidden waterproof layer and a zippered wet bag.
Perfect for use with Michael Miller's PLU Knits

  • $ 13.00

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    Practical Pouches
     in 4 Styles
    by Lila Tueller
    Organize yourself in your bathroom, sewing room, car, or office with one of these four flirty, fun and sophisticated pouches. Convenient plastic pages zipper close to store your treasurers inside. These pouches make practical- look and feel wistful!
    Perfect for Laminates

  • $ 14.00

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    Cinched Patchwork Satchel
    by Indygo Junction
    Easy to carry with the perfect strap length to fit snuggly under your arm and the elastic top with magnetic closure will help keep your valuables secure. Create this bag from recycled menswear wool, Jelly Rolls or Bali Pops. Roomy inside pockets complete the bag. Instructions for making pleather handle that buttons in place are included.
    Approx. size is 13 W x 15 H x 3 1/2" D, excluding handle.
      $10.00
    Click for printable PDF of pattern back

     

    Ruthie Clutch
    by Anna Maria Horner
    The Ruthie Clutch pattern by Anna Maria is a very stylish and sensible clutch pattern with a sense of nostalgia - finish it off with a vintage button. Finished size is 15 in. wide x 10 1/2 in. tall.

      $12.00
     

     

    Madaline Handbag
    by Kati Cupcake
    The Madalin Handbag is a great travel bag! It's big and chunky. Finished bag measures: 12" Tall x 21" Wide x 4" Deep


     
    $13.00
     

     

    The Sadie Bag
    By Abbey Lane Quilts
    The Sadie Bag Pattern by Abbey Lane Quilts is a reversible slouchy bag with instructions for 2 bag options - make it with one fabric or two! Bonus instructions are included for a shabby rose decoration for the bag front and finished size is 16" x 18".

     

    $ 10.00

     

    Peace Sign Bag
    by Sweet Seams
    Keep the peace and travel in style! Panels, pockets, and the always popular peace sign comprise the outside of this 12" x 16" x 7" fabric bag, while and interior drawstring gives it shape and keeps your belongings safely inside.
    $ 8.00

     

    Grommet Hipster
    by Indygo Junction

    A stylish medium size hip hugging purse features a shoulder strap, two section front, and grommets, and uses a side gusset for expansion. It has pockets on the outside and inside. Construct it from designer cotton coordinates, a firm decorator fabric or quilt the front and outside pocket with shrinking thread for a more dimensional look. This bag self lines and the edges of the hipster can be finished with bias tape or coordinating fabric strips. This bag takes four 1" medium size grommets to complete.  These totes use Dritz Grommets
     
    $ 10.00

     

    Runaround Bag
    By Lazy Girl Designs
    This smart looking purse is easy to make & very functional.  The inside is fully lined and the purse features a back pocket.  Use any standard zipper and find out how easy it is to put a zipper in using Lazy Girl's trademark "Sew Easy" zipper technique.  This pattern is a 'Fat Quarter Cutie' and can be made from fat quarter cuts of fabric.
     

    $10.00

     

    Schlepping Bag
    By Janice Pope
    A great take-it-to-class bag.  You can carry an 18" x 24" mat and 24" long ruler in this giant bag.

    $ 10.00

     

    The Coquette Bag
    by Ellen Medlock

    A charming and versatile little bag! Perfect for a special occasion, or evening out. The removable handle allows you to design your Coquette as a handbag, clutch or shoulder bag!  Easy to follow detailed instructions, and cutting pattern.  Purse frame with removable handle included. 
    $ 38.00

     

    USB Wallet
    by Susie Shore Designs

    This wallet is designed to store all your USB-based Flash Sticks, Dongles & Memory Sticks all in one place!  Instructions for both a plain wallet or one with Mexican Tucks.  Great way to learn a new technique that can be used again on other projects.  These are a cinch to make and can be used to store lipstick or jewelry as well as USB sticks!
      $ 8.00

     

    Jelly Bags
    by Bunny Hill Designs

    Jelly rolls . . what could be more fun?  Open them up and you're ready to sew!  This bag was created for jelly rolls and one roll will make from 2 to 3 bags depending on the size of the roll!  If you don't have a jelly roll you can cut your own!  A total of 17 strips are needed for each bag.  What a great way to use your stash!  Make one for yourself and one for a friend.  Sizes:  16 1/2" x 14 1/2""
      $ 9.00

     

    Hot for Handbags
    by eXpresSew

    Five Fabulous purses with a clip-on cell phone carrier 

     

    $13.95

     

    Locker Combination
    by eXpresSew

    Roomy locker caddy, A+ binder covers and a super simple day pack.

     

    $11.95

     

    Color Me Happy
    by Clothesline Quilts

    Quilted Crayon Center
    18" x 22"

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    $8.00

     

    Hexagon Block Scrap-bags
    by Jamie Kalvestran

    Got 'leftover' hexagon Kaleidoscope blocks?  Put them to use and create an awesome handbag!  Make the blocks  yourself or purchase premade blocks.  Purse can also be made without the kaleidoscope block-choose an interesting print or embellish the front as you like.  Well illustrated instructions tested for clarity.  Multiple custom interior pockets.  Easy to sew!  Finished bag measures:  9" x 10" (not including handles)

     
    $9.00
     

     

     

     

    Bag Accessories

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    Mesh Fabric - Black
    18" X 50" Black Mesh Netting Fabric. 100% Polyester. Lt weight. Approximately 1.7oz/ square yard. Has slight stretch, perfect for bag pockets where you want to hold an item, but see it, and need the pocket to stretch! Finish off with fold over elastic to provide extra stretch.

      $
    5.00

     

    Quilter's Vinyl Craft Pack
    16" x 1.5" yard sheet

    The vinyl is even more supple and flexible now 8 gauge (.2mm) making stitching and pinning a breeze with no stretching. It's perfect for all kinds of general crafts and home decor projects. Cut it, sew it, mark it, paint it - discover new ways to use it!

      $
    12.00

     

    Swivel Latch
    by Clover

    1 1/4" Satin Bronze
    $ 8.50

     

     

    12 Gauge Double Coated Clear Vinyl: Great for totes!  Easy to see through & keep clean.
    54" wide - $3.98/yard

    12 Gauge Double Coated Clear Vinyl
    by Kittrich

    $5.00/yard

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    Decor Bond
    by Pellon

    Iron-on for extra crispness.  Great for purses/totes, also use in "back fabrics" for placements, director chairs, lamp shades, drapery headers and great for purses/totes.  60" poly/ 40% Rayon - 44" wide

    $5.75/yard

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    100% Cotton - 1" wide x 2mm thick - $2.00/yard

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    Grommets:

    Dritz Curtain Grommets - 3/8"
    Bronze curtain grommets for use with decorative hooks. Machine Washable. Do not iron, tumble dry, or dry clean. Contains 12 grommets.

      $
    10.98

     

    Dritz Curtain Grommets - 1 9/16"
    White curtain grommets for rods up to 1-3/8" diameter. For sheer to drapery-weight fabrics. Machine Washable. Do not iron, tumble dry, or dry clean.  Contains 8 grommets.

      $
    10.98

           

            

     

     

     

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