Free Evening Bag Patterns

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What’s not to love about a bag? My husband raised his eyebrows when I recently made the comment “I need a stylish upcycled bag for Tuesday” (gumtrees upcycled revolution event in London)

Bags can be so simple to make, so it can be quick and easy to whip up a bag to go with an evening outfit.

Here are three of my favourites – all made from only one metre of curtain fabric! I have chosen a shimmery silver fabric, with a design which is easy to embellish and compliment.

Hillarys Blinds Curtain Fabric


My first bag is a clutch – they never got out of fashion. Choosing purple as a second fabric I blanket stitched round each flower with a toning purple embroidery thread. A clutch is perfect for your keys, lipstick and purse:)

Evening Clutch, hand embroidered curtain fabric

The second bag is Japanese in design. As it hangs from your wrist this is perfect for keeping your hands free. This bag has a lining which picked out the various greens in the centre of the flower designs. Using invisible thread I have sewn beads into the centre of each flower – this adds a touch of glamour.

Japanese Knot Bag - free bag patterns

The third design is a a simple bag, decorated with a sparkly bow. The fabric is again enhanced with beads. The right choice of fabric makes such a difference to the finish of a bag.

Free evening bag patterns


Free Evening Bag Patterns

DIY Fold Over Clutch

Japanese Knot Bag

Simple clutch bag with strap

Check out my pinterest board for lots of inspiration for bag sewing:)

These evening bags are my entry for Hillarys Craft Competition Рwish me luck the winning prize is £1,000!




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  1. Elizabeth
    June 19, 2015 / 2:39 pm

    They are all lovely. I really like the stitching on the clutch and the beads on the middle one, but the one with the bow is my favourite.
    I’m amazed they are all made out of one metre of fabric!
    Best of luck with the competition. xx

    • Vicky
      June 19, 2015 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth:) I will have no excuse for an evening bag now!!

    • Vicky
      June 19, 2015 / 4:45 pm

      Thank you:) I had fun:)

  2. June 19, 2015 / 6:36 pm

    Lovely Bags, they look so cute. My favorite is the Japanese One. Good Luck in the contest!!!

    • Vicky
      June 19, 2015 / 6:59 pm

      Cheers- don’t think I have much chance, one of the other entries is a stagshead!!

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