This no-sew princess bag tutorial is the perfect way to create a magical purse for your little princess in no time! Using readily available materials and a little creativity, you can transform a plain tote bag into a sparkling accessory that will have your child feeling like royalty. I made this a Snow White version for my daughter Olivia. She recently discovered Snow White when we went to Disney On Ice in January and instantly fell in love with her!  Olivia is a little purse hound and she loves to get all dolled up so this was a must-have for her!

No-Sew princess bag tutorial

DIY Snow White Purse

DIY Princess Tote
Tote bag (blue for Snow White, but any color will work for your chosen princess!) – You can find these at craft stores or create your own using fabric.
Tulle (2 yards) in a color that complements your chosen princess (yellow for Snow White, pink for Aurora, etc.)
Sequined ribbon (1 yard) – Choose a color that coordinates with your tulle and princess theme.
Satin ribbon (2-inch spool) – This will be used for the straps or decorative touches.
Hot glue


Keeping your tulle folded in half off the rack, fold it in half length-wise. This will shorten the length from 2 yards to 1 yard.

Lay your tote bag on top of the folded tulle with the fold towards the top of the totek positioning it where you want the fluffy layers to fall. Once you’re happy with the placement, use scissors to trim the excess tulle to your desired length.

Fold the tulle over and repeat step 1.  Keep doing so until you’ve used up all the tulle.  I ended up with three strips to use (one was not folded over, it was just one layer).

Using your hot glue gun, carefully apply a 1-inch line of glue along the top of the tote where the tulle will be attached.

Gently press the first layer of tulle onto the glue, then “scrunch” it back slightly to create beautiful pleats.

Repeat this process around the entire bag, ensuring each layer slightly overlaps the previous one. Make sure to start in a different place than the last layer, so that the edges are all mixed in together and disguised.

Make sure that all of the layers are pressed into the glue. I used a low-temp glue gun since I was pushing my fingers directly into the hot glue.  Repeat until you’ve used all of the tulle.

Trim the uneven ends of the tulle along the bottom of the bag.

Do the same for any uneven tulle along the glue strip.

Now it’s time to incorporate the sequined ribbon! Fold one edge of the ribbon inwards and secure it with a small dab of hot glue. This will create a clean finished edge.

Starting in the center of the tulle, carefully glue the sequined ribbon along the top edge, covering both the tulle and the glue line.

Continue around the entire bag, trimming off any excess ribbon at the end. Fold the raw edge of the remaining ribbon under and secure it with glue for a polished look.

NO SEW Snow White Inspired Purse Tutorial

And voila! Your no-sew princess bag is complete! Take a moment to admire your creation before handing it over to your little one… especially a 2.5 years old who absolutely refuses to pose for pictures.

DIY Snow White Purse