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I rise early in the morning and go down late in the evening. My desire between waking and sleeping is to make things pretty or make pretty things! I have been in secondary education for twenty ...

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Bumble Bee Bag

from That's Artrageous
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Bumble Bee Bag
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Bumble Bee Bag Wee Bag for Wee Girl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing skills
  • Optional zipper or purse frame closure

Pattern Description:

Pick a stunning little purse frame or put in a zipper instead. .

A good size for your coins, a few sewing supplies, emergency make-up or a cell phone for a little girl, teen or the trendy lady.

Your friends will be amazed you made it. It looks so complicated but is really so easy.

The PDF file includes instructions for two different styles: a metal frame that looks so professional or a zipper on a curve that looks equally stunning.

Make it with a zipper or a frame,
a wristlet, straps or a chain,
make the bee fly upward
or make him fly downward.

Anyway you do it, it will be fun.

I have a soft spot in my heart for the little girls in my life. My little girls are soft and sweet one minute and busy as bees the next, They may be sliding in home plate one minute, jump up, dust themselves off and leave the field sporting a frilly little purse.
Sewing with the girls is great fun and when it is a fun project to make for them even better!

Make a couple of Wee Bee Bags and give them as gifts. They are sure to be a hit.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6" x 8" oval excluding legs and straps


  • 1/4 yard Black Mediumweight cotton
  • Heat and Fuse Interfacing lightweight or medium weight
  • Scrap of yellow fabric about the size of printer paper
  • Tiny scrap of white and black fabric for eyes
  • 1/4 yard Lining material
  • Black All Purpose thread
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Metal Glue for use with metal purse frame
  • 2 yards Narrow ribbon in black or yellow
  • Scrap Fabric for Wings: Recommend Iridescent Organza
  • Optional: Swivel and D rings
  • Optional: Yellow and Black Beads for knees
  • Options: 4" metal purse frame or 9" zipper

You Will Also Need:

  • A blunt tool like you machine screwdriver may be necessary to use for pushing the fabric into the metal frame.