Following on from our Ultimate List of Independent Dressmaking Pattern Designers we bring you the Ultimate List of Bag Pattern Designers!
The Barcelona Satchel by Susie D Designs
Here we present our list of independent bag pattern designers, listed alphabetically, and a short description of what they offer. In order to keep the list manageable, we have focused specifically on bag patterns that can be bought from UK shops and provide information on how to buy the patterns in the UK (including Etsy where applicable). We will be adding to the list as new companies appear. If you can add to our list, please use this contact form.
Lovers of Liberty, look no further! Alice Caroline, based in the UK, have some lovely bag patterns for Liberty prints - shop here.
One of the most prolific bag designers out there, Amy Butler has a bag style for everyone! Browse the designs here. In the UK, The Fabric Loft carry a good range of her bag patterns. Alternatively, try Backstitch.
Anna Maria Horner
A popular designer offering a few roomy tote-style bags including the Art Student and Multi-Tasker Totes. View Anna Maria's website here. In the UK, Backstitch have a couple of her bag patterns as paper versions here.
Art Gallery Fabrics
UK based bag making supplies company that offer their own purse and bag patterns to make with all the supplies also available in one place. See the range here.
This US designer offers a couple of pretty embroidered totes and bags - you can buy the patterns in the UK from Minerva Crafts.
Beth is a UK designer offering gorgeous modern designs, many showcased in her own fabric line. You can buy her patterns direct as either PDF or paper patterns. Other suppliers include Juberry Fabrics or Secret Garden Quilting.
Betz White offers a really wide selection of different types of bags for all occasions. See the full range here that you can buy in US Dollars for instant download. Sew Hot have one or two designsto buy in the UK.
A nice range of designs from this Canadian designer. Take a look and purchase the PDF patterns on Etsy.
Vintage inspired bag patterns, many as quite large style satchel/messenger bags using tweeds and wool fabrics for a soft look. Julie has made one of these patterns and it was a delight to sew. Buy them direct from this site as PDF downloads. You can also buy them in the UK as paper patterns from Sew Hot.
Chris W Designs
Lots of useful bag designs available from this Australian designer. You can order these as PDFs in US Dollars on the website. There are also a couple of free patterns for you to download too. If you prefer, you can buy in Sterling at her Etsy shop too.
Clover & Violet
Clover & Violet make bag patterns for quilters with lots of patchwork in their designs. Their bag patterns are for several different styles and sizes. Buy their pdf patterns here to download. You can also find some fabulous free bag patterns on their blog.
Daisy Chain Designs
Nice UK designs, many by Mandy Shaw and using patchwork and applique techniques. You can browse and buy direct from the website.
Dog Under My Desk
Large range of attractive bag patterns and bag kits to buy as paper patterns from the US - browse the range here. Carole's Crafts in the UK have a few of the patterns to buy here. Ellen also has an Etsy shop.
Fable and Guild
UK designers offering a fabulous range of stylish handbag patterns as PDF or paper versions. Many designs constructed from wool felt and are gorgeous! See them here and check out the free knitted bag pattern too!
UK designer Florence - aka Flossie - has a few pretty bag designs, including the Bloomsbury Bag, that you can buy to download as a PDF here.
Best known for dressmaking patterns, Grainline have a couple of lovely bag patterns too - view them here. In the UK, a number of stockists have the patterns for you to buy - try Fabric Godmother, Backstitch or Dragonfly Fabrics.
Well known fabric designer, Heather Bailey has a small selection of bag patterns that look stunning in her bright fabrics. View her site here and to buy them as paper patterns from the US. A few UK stockists have her bag patterns including Miss Ginger's and Hulu Crafts.
Well know pattern company Hot Patterns, stock a range of stylish bag designs that can be purchased direct as traditional paper patterns or as downloads - check them out here. Sewbox in the UK stock many of the designs here.
Amy Barickman designs these patterns and there are a big range of bag patterns with a modern flavour from wristlets to satchels and totes. Plenty to choose from and you can buy as PDFs or paper patterns here. There are a few freebies here too! If you prefer to buy in the UK, Sew Hot have a couple of the designs.
No direct website for this designer but there are a few patterns available in the UK from Prints to Polka Dots.
Small selection of patterns for a bucket bag and a carpet bag from this UK shop - visit the website here to buy.
Lazy Girl Designs
Lazy Girl Designs do a great selection of large tote style bag patterns as well as a few smaller bags/purses. You can buy digital versions of their bags patterns from Craftsy, or find their paper patterns in the UK at Creative Quilting or Pelenna Patchworks..
Lilly Blossom sell pdf craft patterns, several of them are bags including a couple different styles of tote bags, a knitting/craft bag and a bag made from a tea towel.
Super sewing patterns designed for kids to sew from this UK company - they have a few bags and a great sleepover bag for your kids to make. Buy direct from here as paper patterns or you could order from Raystitch or Poppies and Polka Dots.
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Melly and Me
Beautiful cheerful designs from this Australian pattern house - you can instantly download the bag patterns and pay in AUS Dollars here. In the UK, Hulu Crafts have a small selection of paper patterns. Sew Hot also stock some bag patterns here.
Merchant and Mills
No patterns available for bags from this leading UK designer, but they do offer two kits to make an oilskin duffle bag or an oilskin tote. Buy direct from the website.
Etsy seller from the US with a range of simple but very stylish day-to-day bag patterns. Check them out here.
Patterns for kids including some delightful bag patterns - view the full range here but patterns are only available as paper patterns in US Dollars. You can buy from Sewbox in the UK who stock a few designs.
Pretty designs by Australian designer, Monica Poole. View the range of bag patterns that you can order as paper patterns in AUS Dollars. Pelenna Patchworks in the UK stock three patterns to buy - view here.
Named Clothing offer a simple drawstring bag pattern - the Nata. You can buy this from Backstitch.
Popular and stunning designs by Anna Graham aka Noodlehead. See the website shop where you can order many designs as PDFs in US Dollars. In the UK, there are an abundance of stockists but try Pretty Fabrics and Trims, Thread Head or Simply Solids.
Pink Sand Beach Designs
Quilt Essential have an exclusive range of patchwork bag patterns in paper format, the patterns are for stitchers of an intermediate skill level.
Home grown designs with a homespun/country look from this Yorkshire based shop. View and order online.
A wide choice of nice designs from this US design house. View the entire range online but patterns are only available as paper patterns. Fortunately, you can purchase much of the range at Minerva Crafts or Pelenna Patchworks in the UK.
Radiant Home Studio
Great useful and practical bag patterns from this US designer. View the designs and order PDF patterns in US Dollars here. There are no UK stockists of the designs at present.
Ready to Make Couture
A line of classically styled bag patterns available to buy from Habithat in the UK.
One design for a Ladies Do Lunch bag pattern available from Sewbox.
Designed by Jamie Kalvestran, these are truly scrappy patchwork bag patterns with some stunning designs. You can order and download PDFs here in US Dollars. If you prefer to buy in the UK, try Karrydot who have a selection here.
Zoe is a UK-based designer and she has a lovely bag pattern called the Anya shoulder bag that you can buy direct as a PDF download.
Straight Stitch Society
Bags and wallets in cheerful designs - view the range here. In order to buy direct as a digital pattern you will be re-directed to the Oliver & S website and pay in US Dollars. Backstitch in the UK have a good range. Also try Elephant in My Handbag.
Studio Kat Designs
Karrydot in the UK carry a range of bag kits by Susa Glenn - view and buy here.
Susie D Designs
From weekenders to messenger style bags, Swoon have a great range of bag patterns. There's even a free clutch bag pattern! View the range online and order as PDFs in US Dollars. Sew Hot stock a good range in the UK too.
The Bramble Patch
The Bramble Patch have designed several of their own bag patterns which are available in pdf format from their website. They are mainly simple to make bags, some larger shoppers and some smaller mini tote/cross body bag. Several are patchwork bags.
Tikki London have several of their own design pdf patterns for small bags and pouches available on their website here.
One of the foremost bag supply shops in the UK, run by 'Bag Making Bible' Author Lisa Lam. Lisa has many bag making patterns available on her site, plus you can find some free bag patterns on her blog. She also sells bag making kits both on her site and through other shops.
Two lovely bag patterns available as freebie downloads from Very Shannon's website - get yours now!
Walden by Colette
The perfect man-bag combo comes in the form of the Cooper Bag that you can buy as a download direct from here in US Dollars. In the UK, stockists include Fabric Godmother, Dragonfly Fabrics, Clothkits and Sewbox.