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BAG BUDDIES – Free Easy gifts to sew

I wanted to make something that was ideal for gifting and was a really quick make. I had so many ideas I decided to run them as a 4 part YouTube series of free easy mini-makes.

So what is a Bag Buddy – well it’s a cute little item that helps us organise all the clutter in our bags – just follow the links below to find downloadable pattern pieces and video instructions for 4 fun gift projects.

Make one Bag Buddy or a few, wrap them in tissue and pop them in one of my PRINTABLE gift boxes, perfect for giving for Christmas, Birthdays, Mothers Day, Fathers Day – Any Day! Different designs for different occasions. Print straight from your home printer onto card, cut them out, fold them into shape and personalise them with your own message. There is a different box design with each project.

All you need is a tiny scrap of non-fraying fabric and the odd plastic snap for most of them.

General instructions for all the Bag Buddies

Print them off at 100% size and check that the 1” size check box measures correctly before you cut out your fabric

Print your gift boxes onto printable cardboard to make them more sturdy

If you need help with opening and printing PDF patterns, see my video here:

For help with attaching plastic snaps, see my video here:

Right, what are we waiting for – LET’S GO SEW

All the links you need to products I use and helpful tutorials are in the ‘show more’ section below each YouTube video

Key Holder

This Key Fob pattern works as both a holder for your keys (house keys, car fob etc) but also as a stylish luggage lock holder.

Video tutorial:

Download Pattern pieces and gift box:

Sticky Note Holder & Pill Cases

A cute and handy cover to hold a standard size mini Sticky-Note block 1.5 x 2” (38 x 51mm) and a matching tiny case for pills, rings, or little adaptors.

Video tutorial:

Download Pattern pieces and gift box:

Lipstick Case

A fun and easy project designed to fit two standard size lipsticks 7cm (2 ¾”) tall. Also handy for hygiene products, memory sticks or headphones

Video tutorial:

Download Pattern pieces and gift box:

Earphone and Cable Tidies

Keep your cables and earphones tucked away and tidy with these heart shaped fun little items. Make them in different colours to easily identify different cables

Video tutorial (you even get the doggy outtakes at the end with this one 🙂

Download Pattern pieces and gift box:

I hope you enjoyed our fun and easy tutorials, please do subscribe to my YouTube channel while you are on there: https://www.youtube.com/c/spencerogg 

See all my patterns and hardware at https: //www.spencerogg.com/

Don’t forget to Post pictures of your bag buddies and all your other SO makes to my FB board – you know I love seeing them: https://www.facebook.com/groups/spencerogg


  • Terry P
    November 20, 2020

    Thank you for these fun Bag Buddies and love the ‘outtake’ with your adorable little Fur Buddy!!!

    November 23, 2020

    Absolutely LOVE your tutorials and patterns! They are always done so well and easy to follow. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • Joyce
    February 15, 2021

    Your tutorials are amazing and so easy to follow,I have purchased patterns which are great cos they arexallnprintedcandxready to cut out. Many thanks Joyce

  • pauline fitzgerald
    July 5, 2021

    Thank you for the free men’s wallet pattern. I have just ordered the Curvalicious Zip Wallet, I’m aiming to make a few as gifts for the Men and Women in my family and Friends.

    August 30, 2021

    I can’t find the accordion wallet pattern?

  • SusanPatricia
    October 30, 2021

    Wonderful, never knew about these great little ideas Many thanks

  • Carole McKee
    December 24, 2022

    I have 3 nieces, 5 nephews and 3 grand children that will be receiving a mixture of these little guys! love how quick they are to sew up and how forgiving they are with mistakes! Thank you for solving my Christmas gift giving. Have a Joyous Christmas!

  • Janet Flanagan
    February 8, 2023

    Can’t seem to find the gift boxes to print (post Christmas) for the Bag Buddies. I am searching for the pink one that says, “Handmade with Love.” If you could direct me, I would appreciate it. It would also be a good idea if we could have a “Happy Birthday” box too. Great to include with the bags I’ve made. Thank you for your help.

  • ann.pitcairn
    October 22, 2023

    Thank you for the free patterns, I’m starting small and hoping to make a bag one day

  • Sandra
    December 6, 2023

    Thank you –great gifts


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