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15 Easy DIY Macrame Bags, Purses and Clutches for Beginners

15 Easy DIY Macrame Bags, Purses and Clutches for Beginners - Macrame for Beginners

Did you know it’s super easy to make your own gorgeous Macrame bag? Luckily, it only takes a few basic knots to get started. Here are 15 easy to follow Macrame DIY tutorials to inspire your next Macrame fashion project!

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DIY Macrame Bags

Have you seen all those amazing Macrame creations on the catwalk for Spring and Summer? It got me super inspired to glam up my wardrobe with some fashionable macrame creations, and what better place to start than with a DIY Macrame bag?

Make your own Macrame market bag, Macrame purse, or Macrame clutch! Pick one of these 15 beginner-friendly Macrame bag patterns and get started today!

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How to Make a Macrame Bag?

Are you new to Macrame? No worries, it’s very easy to learn! Check out my Macrame for Beginners Guides to quickly master the basics and discover all my best Macrame beginner tips.

Easy DIY Macrame Bag Tutorial for Beginners


Would you like to learn how to make this gorgeous Macrame bag?

This easy Square Knot-only pattern is perfect for beginners and includes two designs, step-by-step photos, written instructions + a handy Free Knot Guide.

Foundations of Macrame Bag Making

If you’re interested in the foundations of Macrame bag making, I recommend checking out the Macrame Bag YouTube tutorials by Macrame Grida first.

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This talented and soft-spoken South-Korean fiber artist is the perfect online teacher and shares all his helpful design tips for knotting better patterns and measuring your rope. Make sure to turn on your subtitles to follow along with his instructions.

#1 Easy DIY Macrame Market Bag

This easy-to-make Macrame Market bag is perfect for beginners and only requires the square knot. Carry your groceries in style, and let Emily Faith teach you how to make one for yourself!

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#2 DIY Macrame Wallet

This cute Macrame wallet is perfect for a girls’ night out and fancy dinner parties! I bet you get tons of compliments from everyone at the table when you show off this pretty bag.

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#3 Designer DIY Macrame Bag

Add Italian flair to your wardrobe and learn how to make a gorgeous designer Macrame bag. Although it’s a lot of work to make this bag, this pattern is very beginner-friendly and only uses the square knot.

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#4 Round Boho Macrame Shoulder Bag

Make your own gorgeous round boho Macrame shoulder bag and steal the show on the beach in Ibiza!

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Shop my favorite Macrame cords

Discover where to buy affordable, high-quality Macrame cords to create your first project! These recycled Bobbiny cotton cords are my all-time favorite!

They are silky soft, eco-friendly, and perfect for beginners, and they also come in many different sizes and trendy seasonal colors. Find your LOCAL Bobbiny cord supplier to save on shipping costs!

Find the best Macrame cords for your project

#5 DIY Macrame Back Pack

This trendy backpack is perfect for carrying your books to uni or to take with you on travels to exciting new places.

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Are you looking for a fun and easy DIY Macrame project?

Happy Knotting Macrame Patterns

My patterns are specifically designed for beginners and include step-by-step photos, written instructions, and a handy Knot Guide!

#6 Handmade Macrame Clutch

The perfect bag to style with your floral summer dresses! This easy beginner-friendly pattern by Macramade By Cass is too cute not to make.

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#7 Macrame Net Bag with Handle

This stylish Macrame net bag is perfect for carrying produce from the local farmers’ market and comes with an extra sturdy handle.

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#8 DIY Macrame Tote Bag

Need a bag to carry your flip-flops and towel to the beach? Then this gorgeous knotted Macrame bag will come in super handy!

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#9 Macrame Fanny Pack

Fanny packs are back, and this one is super trendy! Never again worry about having your hands full and knot yourself a pretty Macrame waist bag.

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#10 Macrame Pouch for Phone

Safely store your phone away with this cute little iPhone pouch by Macrame artist Ganesha macrame art & craft.

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#11 Handmade Macrame Wallet

Need more space for all that incoming Etsy money? Make yourself a pretty wallet and safely store it away!

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#12 Small DIY Macrame Bag

This cute DIY Macrame bag goes perfectly with any outfit and can’t miss from your wardrobe. Audrie Storme will teach you exactly how to make yours!

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#13 Macrame Boho Back Pack

Going back to school? Make your own Macrame backpack this year and show off your amazing talent to your classmates!

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#14 Beaded Macrame Sling Bag

This fancy and detailed beaded macrame sling bag is such an eye-catcher and the perfect glamourous accessory for a night out. Let’s start knotting!

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#15 Cute DIY Macrame Bag

Last, but not least this boho Macrame bag with fringes by Macramessage is everything! Click the play button to learn how to make yours today.

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15 Easy DIY Macrame Bags, Purses and Clutches for Beginners

About Macrame for Beginners

Welcome to my blog, macrameforbeginners.com, where I love teaching and inspiring you to create beautiful Macrame decorations.

New to Macrame? No worries, it’s super fun to learn! Follow my 3 Easy Steps and download my FREE MACRAME KNOT GUIDE to start!

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Watch my Latest YouTube Tutorial

This cute Macrame Plant Hanger is easy to make and only uses 3 easy knots. Subscribe to the Macrame for Beginners YouTube channel for more fun beginner tutorials!

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Check out these Easy Macrame Beginner Projects for more inspiration, and read my Shopping Guide for the best Macrame supplies!

Happy Knotting!


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