If you're looking for cute new patterns to sew purses, check out this Knot Tote Tutorial, a free sewing tutorial that will teach you how to sew a purse. It's a perfect summer bag made of lightweight materials that will take under a half hour to make! You can also use heavier materials like suede and make a pretty bag for fall!
- Yard of exterior fabric
- Yard of lining
- Coordinating thread
Print and cut out pattern pieces.
Lay one exterior fabric piece on top of one lining piece, right sides together. Pin around all edges, but leave a 3 inch opening along the bottom. Repeat for other purse pieces.
Turn right side out through opening, push out all seams, and press. Whipstitch opening closed.
Edge stitch around entire edge.Take the small tabs in the top middle, and literally tie them in a knot, securing with a pin on top.
Sew along top edge. Repeat for both sides.
Put the purse pattern pieces right sides together and pin along the purse bottom, stopping approximately 1 inch before where the purse handle begins.
- Sew together.Turn right side out, and knot together straps as you desire.