Hollywood Handbag - Two sizes
The Hollywood Handbag is such a fun and quick sew! The folded in half design is quite unique and sure to turn a few heads. It also gives you two separate zippered compartments under the flap giving perfect added security with the double closure. Depending on the size you chose, it can be the the perfect everyday handbag if you sew the large version, big enough for all the necessities. Or you can choose the smaller size, perfect for a night on the town or as a wallet replacement.
The little handle on the top is surprisingly convenient. The Hollywood Handbag like all my bags fully lined, and has interior slip pockets in each zippered compartment. This bag is also the perfect excuse to use one of those beautiful, fancy bag locks you've been saving for that perfect project!
This PDF sewing pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements.
To see even more beautiful Hollywood Handbags for inspiration, and more photos of the bag, make sure you check out my patterns testers lovely work here on my blog.
BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY
This is an excellent pattern for the intermediate bagmaker, assuming basic sewing skills and preferably having installed a zipper.
Finished size small bag: ~6 ¾” (17cm) high, ~9 ¼” (24cm) wide and ~¾” (2cm) deep at the base.
Finished size large bag:~8 ¾” (22cm) high, ~9 ¼” (24cm) wide and ~¾” (2cm) deep at the base.
½ yard (45cm) - Exterior: Non-directional print cotton, vinyl, faux leather or cork fabric (turquoise cotton).
11” x 22” (30x40cm) - Decor: Cotton fabric - other fabrics can be used, but please consider the bulk when sewing, not all domestic machines will be able to handle sewing the layers with fabric thicker than cotton (cat fabric on flap).
½ yard” (45cm) - Lining: Non-directional print cotton fabric- 11” x 44” (28x110cm) is enough for the small bag (cat eye).
22” x 20” (55x50cm) - Fusible foam interfacing: Pellon Fusible FlexFoam, Bosal In-R Fusible Foam, Soft and Stable or similar. If you don’t have fusible foam, you can either quilt the fabrics to your foam, use a fusible web like Heat n Bond Lite, Vliesofix Bondaweb, or use your thin interfacing - see step 1.
1.2 yard (110cm) - Thin fusible interfacing: Fusible interfacing for lining and all cotton fabrics like Vilene G700 woven fusible or Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex. 0.7 yards (65cm) is enough if working with vinyl or similar sturdier fabric for exterior.
2” x 1” (5x2.5cm) - Heavy interfacing: Pellon Peltex 71, Fast 2 Fuse heavy or similar for stabilizing bag lock if needed.
2 - 9” (23cm) zipper (or longer): Should match the exterior fabric.
1 - Purse lock: Twist/turn/snap locks can all be used.
4 - ½” (1.25cm) wide D-rings: Instructions for using other size D-rings are in the pattern.
2 - ½” (1.25cm) wide Swivel snap hooks: Instructions for using other size snap hooks are in the pattern.
4 - Small double cap rivets: If desired to attach handles and straps.
Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.
Fabric glue & wonder clips.
PDF BAG SEWING PATTERN
This is a PDF sewing pattern file 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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