Tote bags are a great beginner sewing project, but sometimes you need a little bit more of a specialized bag. These DIY bag tutorials don't have a tote in the bunch! You can raid your fabric stash or hit the thrift store for linens to make any of these bags on the cheap.

Tote bags are a great beginner sewing project, but sometimes you need a little bit more of a specialized bag. These DIY bag tutorials don’t have a tote in the bunch! You can raid your fabric stash or hit the thrift store for linens to make any of these bags on the cheap.

1. Travel Duffel – This is a weekend bag tutorial from Sew Can Do, and I love the vibrant colors that she chose!

2. Yoga Mat Bag – Sewaholic’s drawstring yoga mat bag makes toting your mat to yoga class a lot less clumsy.

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3. Mason Jar Bag – Keep your cold things cold with this free tutorial from Sew Mama Sew.

4. Camera Carrier – You can use this camera carrier from How Joyful as-is or as an insert to turn your favorite bag into an instant camera bag.

5. Foxy Purse – Mark Montano has a cute tute for a zippered fox clutch.

6. Carrie Purse – Turn a thrifted purse into a paint-splattered statement piece with this video tutorial from Pretty in Pigment!

7. No-Sew Clutch – Liquid Stitch is the secret to Kanelstrand’s super cute DIY clutch tutorial.

8. Free Messenger Bag Pattern – No Time to Sew shares her template for making this Tumbuk2-inspired messenger bag.

9. Rectangular Backpacks – Petit a Petit made this bag for her kids, but I think it would be great for grownups, too. And I love that it has handles, in case your shoulders are tired of toting your backpack.

10. Diaper Bag – Pretty much any bag with pockets works as a diaper bag, but what I love about this one from Melissa Mortenson is the divider. What a great way to keep things organized!