The Amy Butler Frenchy bag pattern and Nellie's Needle Ali bag are popular handbag patterns on Fabric.com, as of 2015. The reversible purse and conversation bag are popular on AllFreeSewing.com, while NancysNotions.com visitors prefer the trifecta and Bali bags patterns.
The Amy Butler Frenchy bag pattern is for a simple handbag tote made out of patterned material. The bag requires roughly one yard of coordinating pattern fabric. The package also includes a pattern for a shoulder bag.
The Nellie's Needle pattern is for a ruffled handbag with coordinating rosettes. The handbag comes out 14 inches high with a 21-inch bottom. The rosettes are constructed of strips of fabric topped with a button.
The reversible purse pattern is for a satchel that is solid-colored on one side and patterned on the other. The handbag's dimensions are 11 inches high -- 20 inches including the straps -- and 16 inches wide.
The conversation bag requires mixing quilting techniques with conventional sewing. The exterior of the purse features mini quilted squares in bright colors. The instructions are considered moderate in difficulty.
Bali bags are similar to conversation bags in that they require sewing strips of fabric to make the exterior. Bali bags can be totes, satchels or standard handbags.
The trifecta bag features three storage areas. The pattern includes multiple options for customizing the bag.