types of bag

I am really in to sewing bags these days.  When I searching for bags or reading sewing books, I always wonder how may kind of bags and I should learn how to call or categorize them correctly ok, I think this information from about.com has a part of my answer that if we categorize bags by shape, these are some popular bag shapes.

Choose the Right Bag for Your Body

By , About.com Guide


Some popular shapes:

  • Tote – An open-top bag with straps or handles.
  • Hobo bag – A crescent-shaped shoulder bag.
  • Duffle – Tall shoulder bag, often with a wider opening on top.
  • Field bag – A flap-top shoulder bag with utility-type closure (buckles, snaps, etc).
  • Clutch – A small, handheld bag or a larger, geometric shape that is tucked under the arm.
  • satchel – A large, handheld bag.
  • Baguette – Long and rounded shoulder bag resembling the namesake bread.
  • Messenger – A large, soft shoulder bag with long straps (often worn across the body).
  • Cigar Box – A small, boxy, hard bag.
  • Pouch – A soft, small bag.
  • Kelly bag – A classic Hermes style named after Grace Kelly; a large, structured handbag with distinctive hardware closures.