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By Neecey

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

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

2 No-Sew Tote Bag from a Pillowcase

No-Sew Tote Bag from a PillowcaseVia DIY Tutorial: DIY Pillowcase Refashion ...
For anyone with a fear of the sewing machine.

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3 Simple Backpack

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

4 DIY T Shirt Bag

DIY T Shirt BagVia SewPetiteGal: Sweatshirt to Tote Bag ...
A purse from old clothes? How clever!

5 Jean Pocket Purse

Jean Pocket PurseVia Great Ideas for Upcycling Those ...
It's such fun to customize old denims.

6 Hobo Bag

Hobo BagVia While They Snooze: I made ...
Slouchy and roomy.

7 DIY Car Trash Bag

DIY Car Trash BagVia A Ditchin' Time Quilts: Tutorial ...
Not all homemade bags are made for accessorizing your killer outfit.

8 DIY Reversible Handbag

DIY Reversible HandbagVia 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

Beach Towel ToteVia 33 DIY Ways To Have ...
Oh the genius of some people.

10 Blanket Satchel

Blanket SatchelVia 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

Picnic Blanket ToteVia Make a Tote Bag That ...
I just love bags that transform into useful things.

12 Drawstring Bag

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

13 DIY Toy Cinch Bag

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

14 DIY Messenger Bag

DIY Messenger BagVia Messenger Bag Tutorial and Pattern
What color would you make?

15 Simplified DIY Clutch Bag

Simplified DIY Clutch BagVia Extra Petite | Petite Fashion, ...
The foldover is optional.

16 No Sew Sleeping Bag

No Sew Sleeping BagVia Doll Play - Christmas Eve ...
Great for slumber parties, camping, etc. Would be such a cute gift idea for a kiddo!

17 Six-Pocket Bag

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

18 Simple Duffel Bag

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

19 Button Lunch Bags

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

20 Reversible Bag

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

21 Diaper Bag

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

22 Leather Tote and Change Purse

Leather Tote and Change PurseVia 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

Easy ToteVia 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

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

25 T-Shirt Tote

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

26 Multi-Pocket Urban Tote

Multi-Pocket Urban ToteVia
How proud would you be if you made this?

27 DIY No Sew Tote Bag

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

28 Fold up Tote

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

29 Japanese Knot Bag

Japanese Knot BagVia Japanese Knot Bag Sewing Tutorial ...

30 The One Hour Bag

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

31 Bucket Bag

Bucket BagVia
Too cute to pass on.

32 DIY Bag

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

33 No-sew Sequined Clutch

No-sew Sequined ClutchVia 32 DIY Prom Accessories That ...
This will make you the DIY Queen Bee at the ball.

34 DIY Gift Bag

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

35 The Awesome Bag

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

36 DIY Transparent Satchel

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

37 Bag with Leather Straps

Bag with Leather StrapsVia Polly's Picks: 45 BEST Weekend ...
Leather for a different touch.

38 Kid's Drawstring Backpack

Kid's Drawstring BackpackVia DIY creative kits - Textile ...
These are kits - every second month they will add a new kit with a stylish and unique design.

39 Weekender

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

40 DIY Clutch

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

41 Backpack

BackpackVia 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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