Gorgeous felted bag patterns made from knit or crochet. Yes, you can make these handmade luxurious yet simple designs yourself from Noni Designs by Nora J. Bellows. You can find a full list of all patterns on her site.

Noni Designs - Flamenco Bag Noni Designs - Nomad Bag Noni Designs - Clara Bow Bag
Noni Designs - Sheep Bag Noni Designs - Flamenco Bag Noni Designs - Cinch Bag

I was looking for a good bag pattern for my mother when I remembered my Noni pattern from years ago. I found the Adventure Weekend Bag somewhere in a store somewhere (!) and purchased it to make for myself! And I have yet to make it! The Long Weekend Adventure Bag (in Knit) is the pattern that caught my eye. It is now available in Crochet as well.

Noni Designs - Still Life with Pears Noni Designs - Adventure Weekend Bag Noni Designs - Messenger Bag

The instructions are straightforward and simple and include additional options on ways to customize your bag like, different strap options, sewing in a lining, and adding leaf embellishments. You will need a sewing machine for these projects. I love Noni Designs patterns because they look so professional (and equally makeable) and there is a wide range of bag styles to fit every personality. They’re fabulous.

Noni Designs - Clara Bow Bag Noni Designs - Cinch Bag

Yarns recommended for the Adventure Bag are:
Plymouth Yarns – Galway Worsted
Louet Yarns – Riverstone Light Worsted Weight
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Yarns – Shepherd’s Wool
Cascade 220 – a more accessible alternate