When I first started searching for purse sewing patterns, I ended up confused. I'm from Australia, and to me, a purse is like a wallet and contains both coins and paper money, and a million plastic cards (drivers' license, credit cards, loyalty cards etc). Wallets are for men, purses are for women. Coin purses are small pouches with a zip or clasp, used for storing coins.
But then I discovered some in the USA call any women's bag a purse (what I would call a handbag or shoulder bag). So which patterns should I share?
Well, why not share my favourite patterns of all of them (and if you can't find what you're looking for here, search more purse/handbag sewing patterns here.) Read more about 15 Practical but Pretty Purse Sewing Patterns