Handmade small quilted bags and clutches are perfect for gift giving, staying organized throughout your home and keeping track of things within a larger tote. They come in handy for all occasions from a dinner out on the town to grocery shopping, beach hopping and more. Enjoy a roundup of six of the best pouches and small quilted bags to stitch up for yourself, special friends or family members.
6 must-have quilted clutch patterns!
More Pleated Pouches Sewing Pattern by Craftsy member MichellePattern
1. The More Pleated Pouches Sewing Pattern
Another great choice for small quilted bags is the More Pleated Pouches Sewing Pattern which comes with directions to make this handy little pouch in five different sizes ranging from small sizes—perfect for debit and credit cards—to larger sizes which will hold e-readers and mini iPads® or even work as a small clutch purse. Fabric along with fusible fleece, interfacing, and Velcro is needed to make these fun small bags.
Get the More Pleated Pouches Sewing Pattern here.
Pleated Wristlet Pattern by Craftsy member MichellePattern
2. The Pleated Wristlet Pattern
The Pleated Wristlet Pattern is another terrific choice if you are looking to make a small quilted bag or pouch. This pattern comes with directions to make this perfect bag in three different sizes. You will need a zipper for your pouch, an O ring for the wrist strap, fabric, interfacing and fusible fleece for the bag body.
Get the Pleated Wristlet Pattern here.
The Essential Wristlet PDF Sewing Pattern by Craftsy member Erin Erickson
3. The Essential Wristlet Pattern
The Essential Wristlet offers two different size options with an interior patch pocket and an optional exterior zipper pocket. The PDF pattern features full-color photographs along with excellent instructions for sewing the bag and for installing the zippers. The technique used for the optional wrist strap is a wonderful way to make a wrist strap- you’ll use this method when sewing other bag handles in the future.
Get the Essential Wristlet Pattern here.
4. The Laptop Bag Patchwork Bag Pattern
Laptop Bag Patchwork Bag by Craftsy member AnnesQuiltCraft
What a lovely, roomy multi-purpose bag! Easily take it everywhere you go when you use it to hold your laptop, sewing supplies or groceries. This gorgeous quilted patchwork bag pattern features a strip of elegant Flying Geese across its front pocket. It has a top zip and firm base.
Get the Laptop Bag Patchwork Bag Pattern here.
5. The Bloom Zipper Pouch
Bloom Zipper Pouch Pattern by Craftsy member lilypatchquilts
Easily take your iPhone®, iPod®, makeup, sewing supplies, small crafting projects and so much more on-the-go with this portable pouch. A breeze to bring together, this clutch is great for using up your scraps. A true beginner’s delight and sure to step up your spring style!
Get the Bloom Zipper Pouch Pattern here.
6. The Hexagon Pouch Pattern
Hexagon Pouch Pattern by Craftsy member SunflowerQUILTS
The Hexagon Pouch Pattern produces a beautiful 11″ x 9″ pouch perfect for holding your makeup on trips or your change on a quick shopping excursion. Learn English Paper Piecing and conquer zippers with confidence, all while making this cute quilted handbag.
Want to brush up on your bag-making skills before beginning any of these wonderful patterns? Join expert Kristin Link in the online Craftsy class Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch for FREE, and sew a trendy reversible tote and a zipper pouch, fast! These stylish bags will garner praise when you carry them and raves when you gift them.
Or if you’re looking for a challenge, learn how to bring your scraps to life in quilted handbags that are sure to be relished but never replicated! Make any bag pattern using quilt-as-you-go techniques.