Travel PDF Purse Pattern Easy Instructions DIY Tutorial



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Easy DIY Instructions to make a travel purse! This PDF purse pattern is a tutorial with step-by-step color photos and paper templates.

Make the perfect purse for your trip! It has a zipper pocket for coins, a clear identification pocket, a front pocket for your passport or ticket, and a main compartment for camera or cell phone. Everything’s kept secure by a flap with magnetic snap which also has 3 card pockets! Long strap can be worn messenger style.

EASY construction techniques and rotary cutting make it quick to make. Paper pattern pieces are also included if you'd rather cut and pin!

7" tall and 5.5" wide with a 44" strap
Size comparisons of my purse designs:

This pattern uses rotary cutting and step-by-step assembly to make it EASY! (No paper patterns)

METRIC SUPPLEMENT now available - see bottom of listing.

Fabric Requirements:
Outside Fabric – 1/4 yd
Contrast Fabric – 1/4 yd
Heavyweight (Décor Bond) Interfacing – 1/4 yd
Clear Vinyl – 3” x 5”
8” or longer zipper
5/8” (14mm) magnetic snap

Use a sharp, jeans, or denim needle when you sew!

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You will need Adobe Reader to open the pattern. This is available for free download on

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 wallets 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.
You are purchasing a pdf sewing pattern for the purse, not the purse itself!

I have been designing needlework patterns for 28 years. Your pattern is a 16-page, thorough instruction with lots of color photos (almost 100) that has been tested by beginning sewers!

Please convo me if you have any questions.

Check out my shop for some designer-made Travel Purses!

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METRIC SUPPLEMENT now available - we've converted all measurements to metric in this supplement. Free with purchase of the pattern

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Wonderful in-depth pattern. The best I have ever read. Photos are amazing, instructions are perfect. I wish all patterns were like this!

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Holy Cow! Less than an hour and I had my pattern and could start making it! Great instructions!!

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Awesome pattern as always! They are addictive!

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Very speedy in sending pattern, great attention to detail in the instructions and can't wait to try it. Thanks!

Reviewed by Anonymous Jun 21, 2012

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