Sewing crafts have become quite popular again with many people these days. The idea of being able to make something and put your own personal touch on it is back in style, especially when it comes to gift giving. Some like to come up with their own patterns while others would rather use a pre-made pattern. There are some great purse and bag patterns available for every sewing craft learner out there today; beginner to advanced. Knowing where to find them is the first step so here are some suggestions on where to look.
Craft stores/ Craft classes/ Craft magazines
Craft stores offer a variety of different resources to every crafter. Sewing crafters are no different that the every day scrap booker and finding great purse and bag patterns is important. Craft stores are a great place to look because they are full of so many things and so much information. Most employees working at craft stores are assigned to specific departments and should be able to help you find exactly what you need for your project. If you tell them what you want to make they can help you find it. Because there are so many different resources in craft stores you are more likely to find that great pattern you’ve been looking for. Craft stores also offer craft classes which can give you great ideas to use, and they sell craft magazines of all different kinds so finding your perfect purse and bag patterns is actually possible.
If you are new to the world of sewing crafts you might be fooled by the name “Fabric” store; don’t be. Just because they are named “fabric” stores doesn’t mean they only sell fabric. Fabric stores are great places to find all sorts of patterns. There should be a specific section of the store that has many different pattern choice books that you can flip through and decide what you like and if there’s something you might want to make. Most, if not all of the pattern sewing books will have at least a few pages dedicated to just sewing crafts such as purses and/ or handbags.
Don’t be afraid to look through all the books if you have to, to find the pattern you are looking for. That’s what they’re there for. And the best part about fabric stores is if you find a pattern you like you can go find it and buy it right there. No waiting around for something you ordered through a magazine or somewhere else.
The Internet is probably one of the best places to not only find great purse and bag patterns but any other kind of pattern you might be looking for. The great thing about the Internet is that you don’t even have to leave your own home to find what you’re looking for. If you have access to the Internet in your home then you have instant access to some of the best purse and bag patterns. Here a few web sites that you can find on the Internet that have some very cute purse and handbag patterns:
• Henrietta’s Handbags
• Lazy Girl Designs This web site has some very cute and stylish purses and handbags for almost every occasion. You will have to purchase the patterns for about $9.00 though.
• Sew Thankful This particular website doesn’t have actual patterns you can use, rather it has books or magazines you can buy that have patterns for various types of handbags and purses in them.
Finding great purse and bag patterns isn’t rocket science but you do have to put some time into looking for what exactly you want to make. There are plenty of resources out there for great patterns; finding the right one for you is the key.