A Pattern for My Small Handbags

Small handbags - sewing pattern at francenadeau.com

I have just published a pattern for the small handbag I have been making repeatedly for the last year. I wrote a pattern in English and a pattern in French. Both versions are available in my Craftsy Pattern Store. I have added, below, links to the posts I have written about my various small handbags.

This bag is quite versatile and not at all bulky. You can use new or recycled fabric. Both work well. You can personalised this bag with a tag, an antique brooch, ribons, beads, embroidery, etc. The possibilities are infinite. Depending on the fabric you choose, it can be a classic, a chic, a casual or a whimsical bag. The choice is yours!

Please note that this pattern is for the bag itself and the tag and not for the various decorations you can see in the pictures (embroidery, ribbon, beads, etc.).

This pattern has 8 pages and includes detailed instructions , schemas and pictures (limited to pages 1,2 and 8 for easier printing).

In this pattern, I give instructions for two versions of the bag: regular or patchwork. I also explain three different ways for making the handles.

Small Handbag - pattern at francenadeau.com

Small Handbag - pattern at francenadeau.com

Small Handbag - pattern at francenadeau.com

Small Handbag - pattern at francenadeau.com

Small Handbag - pattern at francenadeau.com

Small Handbag - pattern at francenadeau.com

I will show you a few more small handbags during the following weeks. Most of those I have sewn were birthday or Christmas gifts. I kept a few for myself, though. I often use them to store small projects, like crochet, knitting, hexagons and embroidery. But when I am in need of a small handbag to go out, I have a few to choose from. How great is that?

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12 thoughts on “A Pattern for My Small Handbags

    • Thank you, Krystal! Working with corduroy is a pleasure. It’s thick, doesn’t fray easily and keeps its shape nicely. And I find that the ribs create such a nice texture.

  1. “Infinite” is right France! You certainly created a lot of gorgeous examples of this very versatile bag! I love the details you add. Those tags with initials are darling too! This is a “Must Buy!” pattern!

    • Thank you so much, Lara! Your words are a pleasure to read. I wonder what details you will add to the bag. I’m really looking forward to seeing your rendition of my pattern. 🙂

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