Learn How to Make Woven Bags with 4 Free Woven Bag Projects

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A woven handbag is truly unique; you won’t be able to buy one exactly like it anywhere. Weaving the fabric for a bag is your chance to acquire and show off your weaving and designing skills as well as make something you can really use.  A number of weave structures, yarn, and colors can be used for weaving bags. With Weaving Today’s free woven bag projects, you can experience the joys of bag weaving while creating something that is one-of-a-kind.


Handmade bags and totes require only a small amount of fabric, are easy to weave, require minimal sewing skills, and you can never have too many of them! This free eBook will help you create a custom-made bag fit for any occasion: a yoga mat carrier woven with pearl cotton, a versatile and sturdy rag tote with convenient inside pockets, small Farkle (dice game) bags to hold your dice, and a handy felted bag to carry your weaving tools! Don’t miss out on these free handmade bag patterns—download your free eBook today!



Create one-of-a-kind handmade bags with your free projects!

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Not only will these projects give you bags you’ll love to use and show off, but you’ll have a chance to try some new techniques. Hand-woven bags are all the rage! Weave a bag that is your own, and one-of-a-kind with this eBook. From large totes to yoga mat bags—you’ll find handwoven bags for every occasion.

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Fabric Handmade Bags

Yoga Mat Carrier In Plain Weave with Weft Stripes by Sue Bleiweiss


The idea for this carrier came to Sue while in her studio. As she was standing in front of some cones of pearl cotton yarn, she happened to spy her yoga mat rolled up in the corner. Pearl cotton was the obvious choice to use for a handmade bag that Sue knew would spend its life in perpetual trips from closet to exercise room to the trunk of the car to yoga studio and back again. Woven in plain weave, the cloth will stand up well to repeated washings and daily handling.

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How to Make Handmade Bags

Sturdy Rag Totes With Handy Inside Pockets by Dinah Rose


Inspiration for these sturdy, woven bags came from two earlier Handwoven projects. One was a diaper bag with lots of pockets. The pockets required weaving and piecing strips, but Dina wanted to weave a single fabric. A project for an inkle-woven cellphone case gave her an idea for easy pockets—the fabric on one side of the bag is extended and folded down into the bag from the top edge and then turned back up to become the pockets.

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Bag Weaving Fun

Farkle Game Bags In Summer and Winter by Joan Sheridan Hoover


Farkle (also called "the dice game") is lots of fun. It requires no cards, the counting is easy, and it can be learned in just a few minutes. It also requires a bit of strategy. These little woven bags take longer to weave than a game of farkle takes to play, but they are sure to delight you every time you get out your dice.

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Make Felted Handbags that are Practical and Stylish

A Felted Bench Bag for Weaving Tools by Deborah Shelmidine


When you have to sit and wait—in the doctor's office, at your children's sporting events, or on road trips—you can have fun weaving colorful fabrics on portable, easy-to-use pin looms. This project arranges woven squares in four different colors along the diagonal to make a handy bag to hang from the upright of a loom bench. Add a second handle, and the bag becomes a sturdy shopping tote.

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Make a Handwoven Tote Bag on a Pin Loom

Fingerprint Tote Bag by Marcella Edmund


Sometimes a girl doesn’t know where she’s going—whether to a downtown gallery or an uptown museum—but a tote bag as individual as a fingerprint goes anywhere. I wanted to design a tote that was modern-looking, functional, simple to make, and with the potential for individual expression. The pin loom is as personal as the artist who uses it, with infinite possibilities for using color, texture, and the combination of possible patterns.

Learn How to Make Handbags with Free Projects from Weaving Today

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This free guide contains tips and information about the materials you need to get started weaving a bag. Learn how to create wonderful patterns, and versatile, sturdy handmade bags and totes with these free projects. Explore innovative ideas and expert tips no matter your bag weaving skill level.



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