Here are some favorite, easy purse and bag tutorials (we also snuck in a wristlet and change purse!). As you work on purses and bags don’t forget about our handy Interfacing Guide from Amy Butler. Our Bag Month archives are also an incredible resource for your bag-making endeavors.Add a little something from November 7th’s For Your Purse or Pocket tutorials to what you create with today’s inspiration and you’ll have a beautiful, thoughtful gift grouping for someone special.
Shoulder Bag
Melissa from tiny happy has an easy Shoulder Bag Tutorial that helps you create a successful, cute bag every time.
Box Bag
Kelly’s Box Bag Tutorial via her blog, Drago[knit]-fly, can help you make great gifts for guys on your list (gals too, of course!)! The box bag would also be a stylish holder for knitting on the go.
Zippered Wristlet
Visit Caro’s Zippered Wristlet Tutorial on her splityarn blog, then visit the accompanying Flickr tutorial set for more detailed photos.
Change Purse
You’ll want to make a ton of these for stockings and every bag you own once you see Kerry’s easy Change Purse Tutorial. Kerry blogs at Practically Necessary.
Booty Bag
Crystal shares a basic, unlined Booty Bag Tutorial via her blog, My Longest Year, so you can look at old pants in a whole new way!

Pattern Recommendation

If you’d like to try a pattern, we suggest this one:

Sophia Carry-All (NEW!)

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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More Handmade Holiday ideas:
16 ~ Gifts for the Crafter
15 ~ Warm those Toes
14 ~ Dress the Kids
13 ~ Placemats
12 ~ For the Table
11 ~ Reading & Writing
10 ~ Ties & Belts
9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
8 ~ Whimsy
7 ~ For Your Purse or Pocket
6 ~ Blankets for Baby
5 ~ Tote Bags
4 ~ Lunch Bags
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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