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Sewing
Accessory
Girls
Bag
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Driving past the St. Louis Arch one day, I noticed how much it resembles a purse handle. I was on the way to the airport with my husband and children to spend Christmas with family back east. While ...

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Adelphi Girls Purse

from Hold it Right There
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Adelphi Girls Purse
Adelphi Girls Purse
Adelphi Girls Purse
Adelphi Girls Purse
Adelphi Girls Purse
Adelphi Girls Purse Add a bow of leave it off

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic sewing skills
  • Great first project for anyone who wants to try making bags

Pattern Description:

Every little girl needs a purse of her own! Create a purse as spunky and delightful as your little girl.

The Adelphi Girls Purse is the very first PDF pattern I created, in 2013. In 2016, I redrafted the pattern pieces and redesigned the page layout. A team of 12 testers scrutinized the revised version. This favorite pattern is better than ever!

While the pattern remains the same and was a hit in its original form, I learned a lot since I started designing patterns. I decided to bring my first pattern up to the standards I use now, with the benefit of experience. As before, the instructions are detailed, tutorial-style and contain full-color photos, plus illustrations.

This purse features an optional bow, a splashy knotted tie shoulder strap and pom pom fringe. A magnetic snap closure secures the bag shut. The purse is fully lined.



BACKGROUND STORY:
The Adelphi purse style is named with fond memories of many stroller excursions on a street by this name with my own once tiny daughter. She was seldom without a purse on her shoulder or clippity-clop high heels for all her make-believe adventures. Her wonderful sense of design remains a delight to watch blossom in new ways the older she gets.

FEATURED ON SIS BOOM BLOG:
http://www.sisboom.com/blog/2013/03/01/thats-a-big-deal/


REVIEWED BY PATTERN REVOLUTION:
https://patternrevolution.squarespace.com/pattern-reviews/2013/5/17/pattern-review-adelphi-purse-for-girls

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8 1/4" width x 5 1/4" height x 3" depth

Materials:

  • Without Bow: Fat Quarter preshrunk quilt weight cotton for exterior fabric
  • Without Bow: Fat Quarter preshrunk quilt weight cotton for lining fabric
  • With Bow: 1/2 yard preshrunk quilt weight cotton for exterior fabric
  • With Bow: 1/2 yard preshrunk quilt weight cotton for lining fabric
  • 1/3 yard Fusible Fleece (Pellon 987F)
  • 1/3 yard Heavy fusible interfacing (Decor Bond Pellon 808)

You Will Also Need:

  • 5/8 yard pom pom fringe
  • Magnetic Snap
  • Two small pieces of scrap plastic (ie: yogurt lid)
  • Glue Stick
  • Washable Fabric Marker
  • Seam Ripper
  • Walking Foot attachment (recommended)
  • Zipper Foot attachment (recommended)


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