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Make Your Own Bags

Can I sew my own bag?

The answer is yes! Our sewing patterns range from beginner to advanced and include step by step comprehensive photo instructions as well as video tutorials to show you how to make a bag from start to finish. If this is your first time sewing, check out the soap bag pattern or the Nasyow pouch. If you’re more experienced and would like a challenge, why not try the Trekoda mini backpack or the Vekza bowler bag. In each of our sewing patterns, we try to introduce a new method or technique. We love trying new things and it’s a great way to keep advancing your bag making skills and striving to improve.

But surely I need an industrial sewing machine?

Visit our YouTube channel and you’ll see that we make all our bags on a domestic sewing machine. A good quality domestic sewing machine can achieve more than you think. It’s important to choose the correct materials for your machine and use the appropriate tools to assist it. We make many of my bags using cotton and cork fabrics. In our tutorials, we cover many aspects of making bags on a domestic sewing machine, but get in touch using the contact page if you have any questions. We also stock the hardware and zips you need to make your bags. Check out the shop section of our website to see our selection.

Make your own bag tutorials

Tips for sewing perfect zips


Try a new fabric: working with waxed canvas


Make a luxurious tote


Perfect first ever sew: making a laundry bag


How to “birth” a bag when you forgot to open the zip


Sewing bags on a domestic machine


Perfect for beginners: the Nasyow Pouch


Making a crossbody strap with no raw edges


Our most popular crossbody bag


How to add a zip pocket to a bag


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