We, at the Fine Craft Guild, have a giant ‘bags patterns & tutorials’- section. But today we’re highlighting some unique designs – all with a fun free bag sewing pattern -for you to make a fabulous new bag. These bags will keep you organized with your baby, at work, at school or on your next weekend trip. We’re showing a backpack, duffel bag, lunch bag, go-to-town bag, tote bag and other design.
Lovely quilted backpack
Great bag sewing pattern to hone your quilting skills, but not so large you’ll get bored with it.
Diaper bag / city bag
This may be meant as a diaper bag, but I sure think this is a superb bag to go to town with! Great sewing pattern.
Felt shark bag
Get this free felt shark pattern and sew yourself/kids a fun bag to take to the beach of swim class.
Bag painting tutorial
This free leather bag painting tutorial teaches you how to paint your own leather bag and make a heirloom.
Swinging pleaded bag
This free sewing pattern for pleaded bag is timeless.
Duffel bag for travel
Duffel bags are just ideal for weekends away, and as sports– bags for the kids (or yourself). It took me a long time to find this design, but it is easy to make your own duffel bag! So, enjoy.
I am sharing an understated army green version as well as a darling dollied up bag – version. Which one you’ll pick depends on your personality. The pattern is identical.
Map bag pattern
Collected tons of maps in the vacation and now wonder what to do with them? Then this free map bag pattern/design is for you.
Free air travel bag sewing pattern
This free bag sewing pattern is to make your own air travel luggage that fits right on top of your trolley bag. It’s called a duffle but it’s more like a weekender and has loads of pockets all over: inside for your passport etc, and the outside sleeve enables you to easily pop it onto the build-in handle of your rolling suitcase. You can also just use it on its own.
This bag has an adjustable, detachable shoulder strap, and with a magnetic snap, you keep the large front pocket closed.
DIY Anthropologie bags
In this free bag-making class, you get to make your bags more ‘a la Anthropologie’. The tutorial will show you how to make an ordinary bag into a great bag – by attention to details and lots of flair.
Belt pouch pattern
I am going to make a messenger bag/belt pouch myself this Fall, using that lovely tablecloth- vinyl material that I picked up in London a few weeks ago. With union jack bunting, in pastels. Will show you. It’s adorable.
And other smaller bags like this. Forget plastic food containers for lunch. Eat in style, even when you’re on the go. These lunch bag pouches are adorable and so easy to make. No excuse not to make a couple for each in the family.
Carefree patchwork tote
I love this simple patchwork design, carefree and wonderful. Great bag to use up remnants, use memory fabrics, etc.
Tote & coin purse set
This ruffled tote bag comes with a free matching purse pattern. Love it.
Pompom bag sewing pattern
This was one of the first bag patterns we featured at FineCraftGuild. It looks quite retro now. Still a good bag design.
I hope I have inspired you to sew some bags Many wonderful bags can be made with these detailed free sewing patterns. All you need to do is use your own fabric, flair and detailing to give it that unique personalised finish that’s right for the season you’re making it in.
More Bag Designs
We have a huge list of free bag patterns, to sew, crochet, knit or otherwise make. We even have a bag pattern made from an old book.
Originally posted 2013. Updated and republished: June 2022.