Purse Sewing Projects for BeginnersTo find a beginner level purse to sew, you can buy a kit, a pattern, or if you feel adventurous you can draft your own basic purse pattern.
Keep in mind, that the simpler the design is, the easier it will be to make the purse - for example, unlined is easier than lined, a divided bag is harder to make than a bag with one large compartment, each pocket the purse has is extra work, and the type of closure the bag features also adds work.
Purse Making KitsBuying a purse making kit is a handy way to get started because everything you need will, or should, be in the kit - including the directions.
In some kits, the pieces will be cut out ahead of time for you, and in other kits you will get the raw materials and a pattern.
Purse PatternsBuying a sewing pattern is a way to get started making purses, and it gives you more options than buying a purse making kit.
With a pattern, you often get a basic style purse and pattern pieces to add some extras and embellishment, plus you can mix up the fabric choices and make numerous bag looks from one pattern.
Self-Drafted PursesEven a beginning sewist can take a plain, worn out purse, tear it apart, and use the pieces as a pattern to cut out and sew a new bag - just make sure the style is basic, without lining or a lot of embellishment if you are just learning to sew or if you are unsure of your sewing skills.
Sewing bags and purses is a fun way to explore sewing and to express your personality and creativity.