Bag Patterns

Always wanted to create your own bags? At Spotlight, we have a range of sewing patterns for handbags, travel bags and more! Browse online or in-store.

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Can I purchase bag patterns from Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Whether you are new to the craft and looking for a simple first-time project, or you are an experienced seamstress who is looking to make a professional-looking handbag to carry your belongings, you are sure to find the bag pattern that you are looking for in this fabulous range. Shop online or instore now for top-quality, super stylish bag patterns at Spotlight's guaranteed low prices.

Which of these bag patterns is the right choice for me?

Well, that is up to you really and with this many bag patterns available, just browse through a selection above and wait for inspiration to strike. Alternatively, use our search bar if you are looking for something more specific. If your event is more of a formal affair, our selection of Vogue patterns and super stylish and come in a range of different colours and sizes. Whereas, our McCalls Backpacks are ideal for carrying all of those back-to-school essentials. Whether you are looking to create your own shopping bag or storage bag to keep all those craft supplies neat and tidy, you are sure to find the pattern that you are looking for at Spotlight.

Do you have any tips for making handbags?

Each of our patterns features detailed and easy to follow step by step instructions, and we recommend that you read this fully before beginning. If you are new to creating your very own bags, check out some of our handy tips below.

Fabric- Each of our sewing patterns will recommend one or several different types of fabric. You can change this to suit your needs, however, do not choose material that is much lighter as you will lose the structure of the bag and one that is too heavy may not feed through your machine.

If you are choosing your own fabric, we recommend that you pick one that is heavier, such as duck cotton or upholstery fabric, as this will be sturdier and more robust.

Interfacing: If your bag design is a little bit too floppy and you were hoping for something thicker, you could always use interfacing to stiffen the fabric and provide structure. This is also seen as an essential component if you are making fabric handles. Check out our selection of interfacing here.

Lining: Using lining inside your handcrafted handbag will make it stronger and hide messy seams and needlework, resulting in a more professional finish. Give a classic black number a burst of vibrancy with a pillar box red lining that will provide a flash of colour. Adding lining to your bag also means that you can add pockets and organisers to keep your important belongings organised and at hand.

Stitch and stitch again: Consider the areas of your bag that may be prone to wear and tear, backstitching here will help to give your new clutch a longer life expectancy.

Walking Foot: Use a walking foot when you are sewing multiple layers of fabric, particularly if you are applying topstitching around the top.

What other sewing patterns do you have available?

Whether you are looking to make a new dress for the ball, home decor items to glam up your pad, electronic device covers to protect your gadgets, you are sure to find the sewing pattern that you need at Spotlight. Browse through our selection of sewing patterns above and have everything that you need to create whatever you like. From Christmas decor to Pinafores, babies sleepsuits to leather gloves, we have hundreds of patterns in store. If you are not quite sure which of our fabulous sewing patterns would best suit the project that you have in mind,contact us and one of our friendly customer service representatives will be more than happy to help.



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