How to Make a Purse from a Cloth Bag

How to Make a Purse from a Cloth Bag | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by FreeziMee via Youtube


You probably have some cloth bags at home from the grocery and shops you’ve been to. Be sure not to throw them away, as you can reuse and repurpose them! Here’s a clever idea by FreeziMee on Youtube. It’s a cute purse or storage for your small items. Get creative and decorate it however you want it to be. You can use different colors and add more embellishments like beads or patches. Read on or watch the video below to learn how to make a purse from a cloth bag.



  • cloth bag
  • scissors
  • marker
  • cardboard
  • white glue
  • hot glue
  • ruler
  • rectangular magnets
  • pearls


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Step 1:

Cut the handle and the sides of the cloth bag to have two rectangular cloth pieces.

Step 2:

Get cardboard and cut it into a rectangle. It must be smaller than your cloth. Draw curves on one short edge on both corners. Glue the cardboard in the center of the cloth with white glue, then the sides with hot glue.

Step 3:

Put hot glue all around the edges on the wrong side and stick the other cloth.

Step 4:

Place the ruler 1/3 from the straight edge. Fold each side using the ruler to make the creases. Next, place the ruler just before the 1/3 from the curved edge and fold to make a crease. The curved part will be the flap part of the bag.

How to Make a Purse from a Cloth Bag Tutorial
Image by FreeziMee via Youtube


Step 5:

Cut two small rectangular cloth pieces and glue them on the sides of the body of the bag.

How to Make a Purse from a Cloth Bag Project
Image by FreeziMee via Youtube


Step 6:

Glue the magnets to the flap and the front of the bag, so you can close it.

Step 7:

Take five pearls, glue them around to make a flower, and glue one pearl on the center.

Step 8:

Glue the flower in the middle of the flap and pearls around the flap.


How to Make a Purse from a Cloth Bag

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