Zipper Shoulder PDF Purse Pattern-EASY Zippy Tote Tutorial-DIY Purse



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Easy instructions to DIY purse. PDF Purse Pattern lets you Sew It Tonight! Zipper Shoulderbag. Includes paper templates.

It's easy to make this roomy zippered shoulder bag! It has long straps that make it the perfect length for tossing on your shoulder or carry as a handbag. There are two outside and two inside hidden pockets.

This pattern uses rotary cutting and step-by-step assembly to make it EASY! It is in English with over 70 color photos and 14 pages of step-by-step instructions. Plus paper pattern pieces if you're rather pin and cut!

Please note: this pattern does not tell you how to use jeans to make a purse but I have a free tutorial on my blog:

The finished size of this purse is 12” wide (32 cm) x 5” deep (12 cm) at the bottom, with a 15.5” zippered opening (39 cm). It’s 9.5” tall (24 cm).

Size comparisons of my purse designs:

METRIC SUPPLEMENT now available.

Fabric Requirements:
Outside Fabric – ½ yd
Lining Fabric – ½ yd
Band – 1/4 yd
Heavyweight Fusible Interfacing (Pellon Decor Bond) – 3/4 yd
18” - 22" zipper
Permanent Fabric Glue (Unique Stitch)

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

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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.
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 12-page, thorough instruction with lots of color photos that has been tested by beginning sewers!

Please convo me if you have any questions.

Check out my shop for some designer-made Zippy Hobos!!

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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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5 out of 5 stars

Love this pattern. Excellent directions and pictures. See my comments above for the Jamie Hobo Shoulder bag as I used these 2 patterns in combination.

Susan Burns Jul 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Really easy to follow. Fabric glue did not work so I used shoe goo instead. I made the straps longer.

Mary Murtland May 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I loved the handbag. The pattern was easy to understand and sew. The bag was substantial in size. thank you

Donna Green Nov 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Downloaded the pattern. Easy to follow. Pretty purse.

Deana Jun 1, 2022

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