Creating Lovely For Less

Pretty Diy Handbags

Make your own handbag and complete your outfit

Tote it casually; Shoulder it with poise or wear it crossbody; just fashion it your way. The practical side and main idea of having a handbag is to hold items and carry stuff. But nine out of ten times, practical needs company. This page contains more than thirty handbags that maintain practicality and keep company with style, self expression and fashion statement. Take a look.


Above: Step into spring or summer sporting a DIY floral handbag : Made from cotton drapery fabric. 


The Artist

A DIY handbag is an easy gift on any day. But don't wait. Make one for yourself one this summer. Choose from multiple sewing patterns, or dream up your own. 


Above: Tote a bit of summer sunshine. This DIY fabric handbag is made of 100% cotton and lined with a poly/cotton fabric – a perfect punctuation accessory. 


Scrap Fabric Creations

Whip up this quick and easy makeup bag and give a gift. It's a simple DIY project. scrap fabrics a zipper and interfacing is all you need.


Denim DIY Tote

Take fashion wherever you go with this attractive tote: Made with denim and trim with rayon.


Above: Sew up a pretty easy handbag or tote in less than an hour. Made with denim overlaid with net. Handles padded with wadding.


Above: Fashion Fabric Handbag - I made this one from re-purposed fabric. It started out as a dress. But some of the gold lurex threads were snagged. So, I cut off the damaged parts and used the remaining fabric to make accessories and trim.


One-piece Cross Body Handbag

Reach for your fabric scrap and sew a cute DIY handbag. Perfect for your essentials.


Easy One-piece Handbag

It's a simple DIY project; made with only one piece main fabric, lining, a pocket and a handle; no zipper or interfacing.


Above: Make this DIY summer day bag and receive lots of compliments. It's made with 100% cotton re-purposed fabric that once live as a drapery panel


Express yourself bags

Tote made with drapery fabrics and trimmed with silver toned metal rings.


Summer Look

Step out in fashion with a DIY handbag on your shoulder Made with drapery fabric.


Above: Be fall fashion fierce with a faux fur tote DIY style. Made with faux fur fabric. Lined with polyester cotton. 


Above: DIY Fabric handbag: Summer tote made with 100% cotton drapery fabric. 


Summer Tote

Easy to make; no pattern needed. I made this one with a remnant of outdoor fabric. Great for shopping and weekends too. 


Make this Ruched DIY handbag

And let the sunshine into your outfits. Great for adding a pop of color and some vintage nuances.


Above: Make room in your closet for another summer handbag: There's still time to use it and flaunt your creativity. Made with fabric scraps; no sewing patterns used. 


Above: DIY summer handbag: Made from drapery fabric remnants.  


Above: I was thinking white summer handbag. So, I picked up a half yard of fashion fabric, some lining, and some piping to use as handles and made made this tote. I love the trapeze shape, and how it turned out