This is the statement purse every woman deserves! This lovely little bag is sure to turn some heads when you walk into a room, with it's small size and fancy design it's perfect for that special event or wedding!
The construction is surprisingly fun and once you've made one, you'll surely want to make another!
It has 3 interior slip pockets and is fully lined without any visible seam allowances. If you need help locating the frame I have a list of retailers by country here: Paris Purse Frames
This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements.
Many more photos of this bag can be seen here: Paris Purse blog post
BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY
This is an excellent pattern for the very confident beginner to intermediate bag maker! The pattern has 40 color photos showing every step of making the bag.
About 9” (23cm) wide and 7” (18cm) high.
18” x 22” (45x55cm) - Exterior: A fat quarter of cotton exterior fabric.
10” x 5”(30x15cm) - Sides: Cotton/faux leather/thin vinyl (don’t use too sturdy fabric here) accenting fabric for sides.
18” x 22” (45x55cm) - Lining: A fat quarter of cotton lining fabric.
18 x 22”(45x55cm) - Heavy-weight interfacing such as Fast 2 Fuse Heavy, Pellon 72F Peltex 2 Sided Fusible or Pellon 71F Peltex if you prefer one sided fusible.
½ Yard (50cm) - Lightweight fusible interfacing such as Vilene G700 woven fusible, Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex or similar.
(10” x 5” (30x15cm) - Scrap of Fusible fleece, only if you’re using cotton for contrast fabric for the sides.)
1 - Set of 7 1/2” (19cm) frames. If you need help locating these I have a list here: Paris Purse Frames
2 - ½”(1.25cm) wide D-rings ( ½” (1.25cm) wide opening preferred, otherwise, adjust your D-ring holder, see step 1).
1 - Slim chain shoulder strap if desired, or make your own favourite shoulder strap if desired.
Strong fabric glue such as Gütermann’s HT2 to glue fabric to the frame.
Fray stop (or use fabric glue).
Rotary cutter, cutting mat & ruler.
This is a PDF file pattern for download and printing yourself. It's a full color pattern with step by step instructions, each accompanied by a color photo to make it fun to sew and the pattern easy to follow.
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