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Independent Bag Pattern Designers

Bag patterns

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.  

Anna Maria Horner bags


Alice Caroline

Lovers of Liberty, look no further! Alice Caroline, based in the UK, have some lovely bag patterns for Liberty prints – shop here.

Amy Butler

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

Gorgeous range of bag patterns designed to showcase the wonderful Art Gallery Fabric ranges. Take a peek at the Lookbooks here and buy a selection of the bag patterns from Minerva Crafts.

Aunties Two

Traditional styled bag patterns from this US designer that you can view here. You can buy them from Lady Sew n Sew in the UK.


Bag Clasps

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.

Bare Roots

This US designer offers a couple of pretty embroidered totes and bags – you can buy the patterns in the UK from Minerva Crafts.

Beth Studley

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

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. 

Blue Calla

A nice range of designs from this Canadian designer. Take a look and purchase the PDF patterns on Etsy.

By Annie

Selection of great bag and other patterns from this US designer – you can browse the patterns here and check stockists in the UK here.

Bag sewing patterns


Charlie’s Aunt

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. 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. 

Country Cow Designs

Stylish PDF patterns for a variety of bags from this UK designer. Visit the website here


Cozy Nest

Nice selection of modern bag patterns including the mother of all bags – The Motherload Tote! Patterns availalble to order as PDFs from hereCraftsy sell a selection to buy in the UK too. 

Motherload tote bag pattern


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

Erin Erickson’s stylish patterns for a multitude of bags, totes and pouches – view them here. You can purchase her patterns as PDF downloads


Ellen Medlock

Large range of attractive bag patterns and bag kits to buy from her 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!

Flossie Teacakes

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.

Grainline Studios


Grainline Studio

Best known for dressmaking patterns, Grainline have a couple of lovely bag patterns too.  the UK, a number of stockists have the patterns for you to buy – try Fabric Godmother and Backstitch.


Heather Bailey

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. 

Hot Patterns

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.

Huff ‘n Cuffs

Nice selection of bag patterns from Australia that are available to download as PDFs, plus a couple of freebies too – see the website here.


Indygo Junction

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. If you prefer to buy in the UK, Sew Hot have a couple of the designs.


Lovely modern and useful bag designs including casual bags, clutches and baby bags. You can buy direct from the website as PDFs in US Dollars. Find a freebie too! 


Jeni Baker

Make a lined drawstring bag in eight sizes with Jeni’s great pattern. Find it at Rebecca’s Haberdashery.

Karry's Bucket Bag



Small selection of patterns for a bucket bag and a carpet bag from this UK shop – visit the website here to buy.

Kati Cupcake

Nice, moderna and practical bag designs from this US designer – view her patterns here, some of which can be ordered as PDFs. Alternatively, buy paper patterns from Sew Hot in the UK here.


Patterns for a backpack, a cute little carry handbag, a wallet style crossbody and a large double pouch from this NZ Etsy shop here.


Lazy Girl Designs

Lazy Girl Designs do a great selection of large tote style bag patterns as well as a few smaller bags/purses.  Find their paper patterns in the UK at Pelenna Patchworks.

LBG Studio

A few stylish bags to take you to the office and beyond with these designs including the London backpack that you can buy direct as PDF files. You may prefer to buy via their Etsy shop here

Lilly Blossom

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. 

Kids' bag patterns

Machine Stars

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.

Made by Rae

Made by Rae is a super modern designer and she offers a free buttercup bag pattern here! You can also buy a few other slouchy bag designs as PDFs here.

Marlous Designs

A great selection of practical bags from totes to cross-body bags and messengers. You can buy the printed patterns from the US here. Sew Hot stock a few designs too in the UK.

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 their bag patterns alongside many of their soft toy 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

Merge Bags

Etsy seller from the US with a range of simple but very stylish day-to-day bag patterns. Check them out here.

Buy a beach bag sewing pattern


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. 

Mrs H

Gorgeous contemporary bag patterns to purchase from UK designer Samantha – aka Mrs H. Take a look and buy them here

Popular bag pattern designers



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 The Eclectic Maker or Thread Head.



Pink Sand Beach Designs

Nancy Green is the designer of comtemporary bag patterns, a few of which can be purchased in the UK from Sew Hot.


Quilting Antics UK bag designer

Quilt Essential

Quilt Essential have an exclusive range of patchwork bag patterns in paper format, the patterns are for stitchers of an intermediate skill level.

Quilting Antics

Home grown designs with a homespun/country look from this Yorkshire based shop. View and order online.

Quilts Illustrated

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.

Rosalie Quinlan

Simple bag designs, many with stitchery included. You can view and order a few selected patterns from Fobbles.

RosieKatz Designs 

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.

Serendipity Studio

Lovely modern and very stylish bags from this popular studio. View the full range here and you can order some as PDFs direct from the US. The main UK stockist is Sewbox

Sew Simple Bags

Bag, purse and pouch patterns available as downloads. Good variety of designs – shop online.

Sew Sweetness

We love these bag patterns – so beautiful and useful at the same time! View the entire range to order as PDFs from the US, or buy in the UK from Sew Hot.


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

A big range of designs to view online. Order the paper patterns in the UK from Sew Creative.

Studio 7t7

Bagmaking and soft toy sewing patterns. Take a look here.

Susa Glenn

Karrydot in the UK carry a range of bag kits by Susa Glenn – view and buy here.

Susie D Designs

Susan sells both pdf and paper bag making patterns for a range of different style bags, she has also written a bag making book called Style & Swing


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.

Tote bag pattern from The Bramble Patch


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. 

The Folk Art Factory

Debbie von Grabler-Crozier’s Etsy shop displays loads of her excellent patterns for bags and purses – select from the patterns here to download and get sewing! Read Debbie’s blog here.

Tikki London

Tikki London have several of their own design pdf patterns for small bags and pouches available on their website here. 


Very Shannon

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 you can buy it from Sewbox.