From totes to cross-body style to formal wear, a girl needs a bag for every occasion. Just use fabric and thread to match your ensemble. Here are some great projects, most of which you can stitch entirely in the hoop.
This is such a great bag on so many levels. With eight pockets around the outside, there is lots of room for all those little things you might need for a day at the beach, in the garden, or in the sewing room. Use the matching applique designs to embellish pockets or add a monogram instead.
This bag takes on a designer quality with its fashionable appeal. Stitch pieces, including a freestanding lace balcony embroidered on organza, and assemble with your sewing machine. Embellish with buttons for a professional finish.
Another designer-worthy creation, this purse is perfect to showcase fabric designs. It is fully lined with a front and back pocket. Panels are stitched and quilted in the hoop then assembled on your sewing machine. The flap has a circle applique that you can fussy-cut for maximum impact.
Gorgeous freestanding lace makes the most elegant of bags in the hoop. Add beads, bows, and ribbon roses for a wonderful bridal piece. Change the color to black to complete a most elegant formal ensemble. Comes in both 5×7 and 6×8 formats.
How about a fun project even the tweens will like? These adorable bear purses are fully lined with no raw edges. Created in the hoop, this project zipper will be one of the easiest you have ever installed. Add a shorter strap for a wristlet or a longer strap for a cross-body bag. There’s even room above the head to add a name or monogram.
Made with a recessed zipper, this pattern includes detailed step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process with ease. It can be made in one hooping with a 6×12 or larger hoop, and in two hoopings with a 5×7. Don’t quilt? Add a big monogram or other embroidery to match your fabric!
Another fun bag to make, this one will be popular with your friends and family. It is fully lined and made entirely in the hoop, including quilting and zipper insertion. Personalize it with a label, if you like. They are wonderful for travel and for housing sewing and embroidery notions. Add some lotions for a pampering gift!
This lovely bag is done in just one hooping, is fully lined and very neatly with no visible raw edges. It comes with two spacey zippered compartments and features cute patchwork detail. Use the scrap fabrics in your stash and create an eye catching item same time.