Though we mostly use macrame for wall hangings, we like to switch it up now and then and design other types of projects. For example, we’ve made macrame coasters, baskets, and even a magazine holder. Since we now carry wooden dowels in the shop, Meagan thought they’d be perfect for a macrame purse.
Just check out our supplies list below and download our tutorial to start crafting!
Knot your average purse
This macrame purse features three different knots with fringe at the bottom. You can use a natural color of macrame cord like we did, or craft yours in a different color. We’d love to see your version, so be sure to share photos with us on our crafters community page or by using the hashtag #MadeWithLia on Instagram.
Skill level: Intermediate, mostly due to the time it takes
Knots used: Larks Head Knot, Square Knot, and Alternating Pattern using Square Knots. Want more guidance on these knots? Check out our skills course: 15 Macrame Knots for Beginners
Crafting tip: You can make this bag with fringe at the bottom or without — we show you how in the tutorial.
Other projects shown: Frosted paper plum blossom branch and cardstock paper dogwood branch
- Kai 8″ Scissors
- Masking Tape
How to Make a Macrame Purse
- Gather your craft tools and materials from the list above.
- Cut sixty 7 foot cords and two 1 foot cords.
- At one end of a wooden dowel, tie 10 cords around the dowel. Fold each cord in half then tie around the dowel using a larks head knot.
- At the opposite end of the same dowel tie another 10 cords around the dowel using a larks head knot.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Love the idea of a macrame purse? You might also like our macrame handbag and our macrame tote bags.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.