Learn how to hand or machine sew leather and make your own purse with these 15 Leather Purse Patterns that are classic and on-trend. Make one of these cute purses and learn techniques for sewing and working with leather. From simple coin purses to constructed clutches, there’s a style suitable for everyone!
Whether you use faux leather, vegan leather or other alternate material, you will surely love these purses! These are not just for woman…men love them too!
These leather purses may take a little extra effort, but it’s worth it when you have a handmade accessory to show off. Choose your favorite and get stitching!
1. Bella Leather Clutch Purse Pattern by Merge Bags
Giving a whole new meaning to clutches, this one is designed to hold tight. An exterior hand slip design is added for security. Slip the hand strap on your wrist and then your hand through the slip. This pattern also includes instructions for the removable hand strap with swivel hook for even more security and a removable tassel. These clutch purses are easy to sew and super cute!
2. Leather Coin Purse Pattern by Blue Cat Leather Craft
This pattern will teach you how to make these round purse perfect to use as a coin purse or earphone holder. This pattern was designed for hand stitching, not recommended for a sewing machine. It has a unisex style perfect as a gift to anyone!
3. Gusseted Leather Clutch Purse Pattern by Make Supply
Sometimes you only need to carry a few things and clutch purses are perfect for those days. This gusseted leather clutch is a classic version with three flap styles to choose from. Makesupply shares their free pattern and a make-along video, and they even let you sell finished purses made with their templates.
4. Leather Coin Purse Pattern by Napkitten Pattern
This pattern shows you how to cut, sew, dye, and burnish edges in professional ways. All these techniques can be used for any other leather projects. This wallet purse is very cute in small size, but very roomy. The wallet has 4 card slots, 1 driver’s license pocket, 1 zippered pocket, and 1 bill compartment. The zippered one is very convenient to keep coins, keys, and other small stuff.
5. Tiny Purse Leather Pattern by Love You Sew Boutique
Because everything is just cuter when it’s miniature! These tiny purses are a no-sew bag pattern which makes this a nice quick make and a great scrap-buster. You will gain experience with hardware and also working with different substrates such as leather, vinyl, and cork. You can use these cute tiny purses as a holder for cords, coins, toys and anything else that is tiny!
These cute little purses are perfect for using for change, a lipstick or two and even a phone purse. Use bright colors to make your purse easy to spot at the bottom of your bag and just for the fun of it. This tutorial includes a printable leather purse pattern so you can make this exact purse.
These No-Sew Purses are made from genuine soft leather and the size is 4″ (W) x 2 1/2″ (H). These are perfect for keeping loose coins and small notes, or, for storing your business cards, discount cards, etc. Add some metal embellishments as you wish for a touch of refinement.
8. Taco Clutch Purse Pattern by MPP Boutique Patterns
Try this unique Taco clutch purse pattern on for size. This Half Moon Bag style is Great for carrying small essentials like a cellphone, lipstick, debit card, frequent shopper card of your choice, and… Taco money! Great for date night! Create fashionable arm candy for Girls ‘on the go’.
This classic leather purse bag is simple and sophisticated with just the right details. It is recommended to use thick natural leather at least 5 Oz (2 mm thick) for getting the best result. This pattern comes with step by step instructional video to make it easy for everyone no matter how experienced you are.
This triangle pouch pattern tutorial will show you how to make them in any size but I think small ones are the cutest. Add lace or decoration along the sides. The advantage of adding lace along the zipper edge is that you don’t need to stitch directly on the leather. This makes it so much easier and you can even use a regular zipper foot if you want to.
11. Compact Leather Purse Pattern by Leodis Leather
This 7-page pattern also includes a 65 minute HD video showing you how to make the item and give extra tips along the way. This purse measures ~6.5x11cm (2½x4¼”) and has a slip pocket on the back to take up to 4 cards. Inside, the main compartment is divided into a coin section and then two slip pockets in which you can store folded notes, stamps, tickets, etc.
12. Leather Saddle Bag Pattern by Leather DIY Studio
Hand stitch this sweet little saddle with a pattern and detailed instructions from Leather DIY Studio. This Leather Saddle Bag is a sassy little high fashion bag that is right on trend with a simple but sophisticated design. One space inside, fits a wallet, mobile phone, keys, and small essentials.
13. Leather Cut-Out Clutch Purse Pattern by Sewbon
You can use a Cricut Explore to cut out this colorful clutch purse! That means precision cuts with minimal effort. If you don’t have a cutting machine that can cut leather, you can always hand-cut the designs on the flap. Or, use this as inspiration to cut your own design or even embroider on the leather.
14. Leather Girl’s Crossbody Purse Pattern by Alexa Zoo Moccs
Looking for a girl’s crossbody purse that is quick and easy to make? Then I would recommend this one. The main condition was that the purse is closed securely and not have to be worn in the hands. So this particular minimalism design features leather cord strap for easy carrying and easy to shorten and it closes on the metal button. This leather purse is perfect for toddlers and little girls alike, also a great versatile choice for any occasion. A stylish and chic pouch for all your little one’s treasures!
This clutch purse pattern is super easy to sew. The clutch pattern includes two sizes of the same purse. Choose the perfect size you need. Fold it over or roll it down. Choose how you want to carry it. The clutch is fully lined and a main magnetic snap keeps items inside. Sew it in an hour or two. You can dress it up or down depending on the materials you use.
Making your own DIY purses and bags is always a fun challenge but is so much easier with simple purse patterns. Each pattern above comes with full instructions, lots of photos each step of the way, and even a video tutorial or two.
In this comprehensive list of purse patterns, you’ll find inspiration to complete 15 of the best wallets, purses, clutches, and mini bags.
I hope these 15 Leather Purse Patterns inspired some new projects that you can’t wait to dive in!