Rock the Ring Handle Bag Trend With This Quick & Simple Tutorial

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$15
1 Hour
Easy

Just like creating clothing items, it’s also super easy to make a handbag! I am going to show you how to create a ring handle bag. You honestly don't need so many materials, and there’s no need for a complicated pattern to make this ring handle tote bag.


Follow me and see the stunning results! And if you haven’t yet, I urge you to try this one out because besides how gorgeous it looks, it’s actually straightforward and a fun process.

Tools and materials:

  • Main fabric
  • Lining fabric
  • Handle rings
  • Ruler
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
Measuring the bag fabric and lining

1. Cut the fabric pieces

To make this circle ring handle bag, you need a lining and main fabric piece measuring 16 x 28 inches each.

Pinning the bag fabric and lining together

2. Sew the fabric and lining

Now, place them right sides together, and sew both layers together at the top edges.

The opened fabric with the seam in the middle

Once the sides are stitched, open the whole fabric piece up as shown, with the seam in the middle.

Pinning the middle points together

Then, pin the middle points together, so the fabric doesn’t shift.

Marking measurements on the bag fabric

From the corners, measure 1.5 inches up on the side and 2 inches in the bag.

Marking a square on the corner

Then, connect the two points to make a square. Repeat the process on the other two adjacent corners. After, cut off the corners.

Marking 5 inches from the middle seam

Measure 5 inches down from the middle seam with your measuring tape and draw a line across this 5-inch mark. Then, repeat the same for the other side.

How to make a ring handle bag

Now, sew along the edges, starting from the line you just drew to the bottom edge of the bag, where the squared cut-offs are located. You should have a gap in the middle.


Tip: Use some seam allowance when sewing the sides.

DIY o ring handle bag

Open up the corners on all four sides and sew a line across. The corners should be “sandwiched” flat.

How to sew a circle ring handle bag

Bring each adjacent corner together on both sides

Ring handle tote bag in process

Sew on the seam allowance to secure these layers together.

Turning the bag right side out

4. Close the opening

Turn the bag inside out through the opening. This is how your o-ring handle bag should look so far.

Folding the sides ready to press and sew

Next, fold the sides where the opening is and press the folds to make it easier to sew.

Pinning the fabric folds in place

Pin the folds in place and topstitch the opening from one end to the other.

Measuring where the ring handles will go

5. Add the ring handles

Now, mark 2 inches from the top of the purse on either side and draw a line across at these markings. Repeat this on the other flap.

Inserting the ring handles into the bag

Insert the fabric through the loop of the rings and fold the fabric over so that the top edge of the fabric touches the line you just drew.

Sewing the ring handles into the bag

Next, sew along the top edge to secure the ring in place. You should have a ruffled look, too. Make sure to sew the whole length of the fabric.

DIY ring handle bag

DIY ring handle bag tutorial

Wow, would you look at that! I told you this project would be easy; it’s so simple!

DIY ring handle tote bag

The ring handle bag trend is definitely taking over, and instead of going to buy an expensive ring handle bag, you can make a circle ring handle bag for yourself. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Suggested materials:
  • Main fabric
  • Lining fabric
  • Handle rings
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  • Shuganne Shuganne on Aug 28, 2021

    Such gorgeous materials! I could almost say, make it reversible so that hot fuchsia gets the spotlight. How much were the handles? Have they held up well? Thanks for sharing!

  • Chris Keating-Ingelse Chris Keating-Ingelse on Apr 04, 2022

    I have to give this a try! It's a stylish and useful bag on so many levels! Thanks for the great tip!

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