Fat Quarter Hand Bag Pattern

Remember my recent spoonflower purchases? I put together another pattern especially meant for fat quarters. This time the bag has a small handle making it more of a little party hand bag. Usually, I'm hesitant to use great fabrics for my liners, but sometimes it feels just a little luxurious to have something fancy hidden inside, you know? I'm pretty sure I've bought pants before because of the lining in the waistband. So anyway, my pretty fabric by snork is inside.

Oh, yeah - and the pattern has a little accompanying drawstring coin purse - to be sure to use up all the fabric. These are all the scraps I had left over.

After I made this I decided I needed a shiny version, so I made a little blue one, too. L claimed this one for herself, so I may have to make another.

This pattern is pretty easy and would be great for beginners. It requires 2 fat quarters, a button and hair elastic, interfacing, and your basic sewing tools. No tricky skills required. It's sort of a big file - I'm still trying to figure out how to shrink my file without losing quality. Remember, I would really love feedback, on the pattern, the pdf, my grammar, whatever.

Update: the pattern has been moved to the shop. Thanks!

and p.s. please feel free to sell bags made from this pattern.


enikő said...

Such a great and clear tutorial. Thanks a lot! :)

Kimberly said...

I was so excited to dl this when I saw it but then I couldn't open it. Help?

Laura said...

You will need a program like Adobe Reader to view the pdf - Preview (on a Mac) works, as well. You can download adobe reader for free here:


tayzzmom said...

It looks adorable, but thanks to it being on Craft Gossip, it was so popular that I think I missed it. 8-(


Laura said...

Oops, my bandwidth has been exceeded for today, but you can download it tomorrow. STill 350 downloads left!

As long as you see the link, the give away isn't over - you might just have to try tomorrow.

Sorry for the inconvenience - I'd love tips on making a smaller pdf!

tayzzmom said...

I got the tutorial this morning! Thanks so much, I really like it.


Marcia said...

Wow! thanks for sharing for free :) so very generous! I have a teenage daughter learning to sew and she will so love this! Thanks so much!

eClaire said...

Thanks so much this is a great way for me to practice my purse making skills, and get something super cute when I'm done! Love the little sandwich bags on sew,mama, sew too.

Claire said...

Thanks, Laura! Looking forward to getting the machine back out for this one!

lou said...

i love that bag!!