41 DIY Bags That Pack a Punch ...

When you can't find the perfect purse, there's a simple answer - there's a multitude of DIY bags to choose from. Even the least skilful of crafters can find something achievable and produce a bag that fits your needs to a tee. From ultra complicated with pockets galore to simple totes, I've gathered together a dazzling array of DIY bags to tempt you to put the treadle to the metal. Oh! And I've included some non-purse bags too.

1. Upcycled Zippered Book Clutch

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Via Upcycled Zippered Book Clutch - ...
DIY bags come in all forms.

2. No-Sew Tote Bag from a Pillowcase

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Via DIY Tutorial: DIY Pillowcase Refashion ...
For anyone with a fear of the sewing machine.

3. Simple Backpack

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Via Print How to sew a ...
Click on the link and print out the pattern.

4. DIY T Shirt Bag

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Via SewPetiteGal: Sweatshirt to Tote Bag ...
A purse from old clothes? How clever!

5. Jean Pocket Purse

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Via Great Ideas for Upcycling Those ...
It's such fun to customize old denims.

6. Hobo Bag

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Via While They Snooze: I made ...
Slouchy and roomy.

7. DIY Car Trash Bag

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Via A Ditchin' Time Quilts: Tutorial ...
Not all homemade bags are made for accessorizing your killer outfit.

8. DIY Reversible Handbag

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Via The Reversible Bag…for kids! | ...
This is meant for the princess in your life 0 but scale it up if you’re a clever stick.

9. Beach Towel Tote

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Via 33 DIY Ways To Have ...
Oh the genius of some people.

10. Blanket Satchel

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Via Authentic Swiss Army Blanket Travel ...
One of the more complicated DIY bag projects but if you’re up for a challenge ...

11. Picnic Blanket Tote

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Via Make a Tote Bag That ...
I just love bags that transform into useful things.

12. Drawstring Bag

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Via 8 Adorable Sewing Projects for ...
So many uses for a drawstring bag.

13. DIY Toy Cinch Bag

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Via DIY Toy/Lego Bag and Playmat
A godsend for a busy mom.

14. DIY Messenger Bag

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Via Messenger Bag Tutorial and Pattern
What color would you make?

15. Simplified DIY Clutch Bag

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Via Extra Petite | Petite Fashion, ...
The foldover is optional.

16. No Sew Sleeping Bag

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Via Doll Play - Christmas Eve ...
Great for slumber parties, camping, etc. Would be such a cute gift idea for a kiddo!

17. Six-Pocket Bag

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Via A Simple Six-Pocket Bag
Need a bag that keeps your stuff organized?

18. Simple Duffel Bag

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Via Simple Duffel Bag
Maybe you'd like a cute round one?

19. Button Lunch Bags

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Via Button Lunch Bags
Show everyone else up with their boring brown bags.

20. Reversible Bag

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Via Reversible Bags!! Make one!
Super simple pattern & great instructions.

21. Diaper Bag

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Via g*rated: Chevron Messenger Diaper Bag
Can't find the perfect diaper bag? Make your own.

22. Leather Tote and Change Purse

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Via Make Your Own Leather Tote ...
Super leather bag at a fraction of the cost of a store bought one and all your own work.

23. Easy Tote

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Via DIY Monogram Tote Bag - ...
This makes a great beginner sewing project yet it's elegant enough for advanced sewers to appreciate it.

24. Origami Bento Bag

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Via VERY SHANNON: SEWING || ORIGAMI ...
A cute bag made using only 3 fat quarters

25. T-Shirt Tote

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Via How To Make A No ...
A bag from a t-shirt in ten minutes? Wowser!

26. Multi-Pocket Urban Tote

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Via patternpile.com
How proud would you be if you made this?

27. DIY No Sew Tote Bag

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Via DIY No Sew Tote Bag ...
Non-sewers rejoice.

28. Fold up Tote

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Via Zaaberry: Tote + Tutorial = ...
Perfect to keep in the car or as a spare in your purse for shopping trips.

29. Japanese Knot Bag

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Via Japanese Knot Bag Sewing Tutorial ...
Interesting!

30. The One Hour Bag

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Via The One Hour Bag - ...
So good you'll want to make it twice.

31. Bucket Bag

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Via sewmamasew.com
Too cute to pass on.

32. DIY Bag

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Via Another 241 Tote and Two ...
Love the style of this one.

33. No-sew Sequined Clutch

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Via 32 DIY Prom Accessories That ...
This will make you the DIY Queen Bee at the ball.

34. DIY Gift Bag

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Via How To Make Professional-Looking Gift ...
Once you make one, you'll want every gift in a bag.

35. The Awesome Bag

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Via versus: The Awesome Bag Tutorial ...
I love that you can change the strap length- and it's reversible!

36. DIY Transparent Satchel

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Via DIY Transparent Satchel - A ...
Too cool for school.

37. Bag with Leather Straps

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Via Polly's Picks: 45 BEST Weekend ...
Leather for a different touch.

38. Kid's Drawstring Backpack

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Via DIY creative kits - Textile ...
These are kits - every second month they will add a new kit with a stylish and unique design.

39. Weekender

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Via HOW TO - Weekend Bag ...
So roomy!

40. DIY Clutch

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Via Free Cosmetic Bag ePattern | ...
Use it as a cosmetic bag or enlarge it and use as a clutch.

41. Backpack

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Via 25 DIY Backpacks and Pencil ...
Now's your chance for your backpack to be as unique as you.

From cute to clever, there's sure to be a homemade bag on this list with your name on it. Tell us which one!

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