IMPORTANT INFO: This is a PDF SEWING PATTERN you download and print at home.
Stitch up your next cute handbag using this simple SEWING PATTERN.
This bag is an excellent size for the essentials and will hold a wallet, paper back book or eReader, small make-up bag, phone, water bottle, etc.
There are two very roomy inset pockets with curved openings. The pockets span most of the width and about 3/4" of the height of the bag. The curved openings make it easy to slide your hand in and out.
This bag hangs on a 34" strap so for many people it will sit under the elbow and against the waist. This is a great spot for a bag because it's easy to see. Everyone is going to want to know if you made it yourself (of course, you did!).
This project will take 4-6 hours to make for most people. You could sew it in an afternoon and have a new bag ready to take out with you in the evening.
This PDF document is a printer and ink friendly 13-pages - 8-pages of text instructions with color photos + 5 pages of pattern pieces.
Sewing Skill Level
Advanced Beginner - Someone who has completed a simple lined bag with straps, and has sewn from a pattern before and/or taken a beginners sewing class.
9.5" at widest point at bottom x 9" high x 3" deep (front to back) x 7.5" opening x 34" strap (24cm x 23cm x 8cm x 19cm x 86cm)
Supplies (Materials You Provide)
• 1 yard 42" wide exterior fabric
• 1/2 yard 42" wide lining fabric
• 1 1/2 yards 20" wide fusible interfacing - Pellon SF101
• 1/3 yard 42" fusible fleece - Pellon 987F
• (2) 1" rectangle rings - solid cast or welded recommended
• (1) 14mm or 18mm prong style magnetic snap
• Fray Check or other seam sealant
• ruler or yardstick
• fabric marking pen or chalk
• basic sewing tools/notions (machine, scissors, thread, etc.)
Sew It & Sell It
Items made using this pattern can be sold in your own online store, local boutiques, craft fairs, etc. Please offer Michelle Patterns design credit in written descriptions.
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