PDF Purse Pattern Shoulderbag Tailored Tote Tutorial Handbag EASY Instructions



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An easy pdf purse pattern for a shoulderbag with tailored details. This handbag has easy instructions! You are purchasing a pdf sewing pattern for the purse, not the purse itself!

The Tailored Tote is a medium size purse with lots of tailoring details. It has stitched ends that give the sides a permanent “paper bag” shape. An outside pocket is topped with a contrasting flap. The inside pocket also has an elastic penholder. Straps are attached with loops for extra fashionable detail. All is closed with a small tab with magnetic closure.

This pattern uses rotary cutting and step-by-step assembly to make it EASY! Plus paper pattern pieces are included if you'd rather pin and cut.

The finished size of this purse is 12” wide, 9½“ high, and 4” deep.


There are no pattern pieces required - it's easy to cut the pieces in rectangles, using a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat.

Fabric Requirements:
Main Fabric – 5/8 yd (3/4 yd if using directional fabric)
Contrast – ¼ yd
For Pocket Flap and Loops
Lining Fabric – 5/8 yd
Also used for Oustide Pocket and Tab
Heavyweight Fusible Interfacing (Pellon Decor Bond) – 1 yd
Magnetic Purse Snap (1/2” or 5/8”)
Permanent Fabric Glue (Unique Stitch)

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Fabric Requirements are given for the Rotary Cutting method. However the file also includes paper patterns if you'd rather pin and cut with scissors. You may need a little more fabric using this method - layout your pattern pieces carefully!
The pattern may not be duplicated in any manner unless for your personal use. You may use this pattern to make and sell purses at venues such as Etsy or craft fairs, as long as you are a small (one or two person) business. Please credit Sid’s In Stitches as the designer in your listing and promotional materials. Copyright for the design is retained by me.
I have been designing needlework patterns for 28 years. Your pattern is a 15-page, thorough instructional tutorial with lots of color photos that has been tested by beginning sewers!

Please convo me if you have any questions.

Tailored Tote PDF Instructions - Easy Tutorial to make this purse!

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METRIC SUPPLEMENT now available - we've converted all measurements to metric in this supplement. Free with purchase of the pattern - please let us know you'd like it in the message to seller or convo us!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great pattern! Easy to follow!

Patty Dec 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Love the pattern. Lots of pictures. Can't wait to work with it.

Noemi Feb 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Quick and easy

Reviewed by Anonymous May 2, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Very clear instructions and pattern pieces. Thankyou.

Nadine Green May 28, 2014

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