Free Evening Bag Patterns

June 18, 2015

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”. 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

Free Evening Bag Patterns

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

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. This is a good Japanese knot bag tutorial.

Japanese Knot Bag - free bag patterns

The third design is 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. This bag is an amalgamation of two bags, the simple party clutch plus the addition of a bow (you can find a tutorial for adding a bow here).

Free evening bag patterns

 

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Here are some other great bag designs perfect for an evening out. The first the Paillette Evening Bag, this is a wonderfully sparkly bag.

 

This is a rather unusual design of bag – I love the structure and edges of this evening bag.

 

This is a twist on the evening clutch with bow – I love the originality of this design. Find the tutorial here.

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

 

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6 comments so far.

6 responses to “Free Evening Bag Patterns”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    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

  2. Elsie Pop says:

    The Japanese bag is really clever. You’ve done lovely things to this fabric, well done! xx
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  3. Lovely Bags, they look so cute. My favorite is the Japanese One. Good Luck in the contest!!!

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