Adelphi Girls Purse

from Hold it Right There

Adelphi Girls Purse Pattern


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Sewing: Adelphi Girls Purse
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Adelphi Girls Purse Magnetic Snap Closure
Adelphi Girls Purse Pom Pom Fringe
Adelphi Girls Purse Fun Knotted Tie Strap
Adelphi Girls Purse Featured in Esse Purse Museum Gift Shop
Adelphi Girls Purse Add a bow of leave it off

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic sewing skills

Pattern Description:

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

This listing is for one PDF e-pattern and instructions to create the Adelphi Girls Purse.
Instructions are detailed, tutorial-style and contain full-color photos.

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.

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.




With the exception of mass production, you may sell the finished bags you create from my pattern. Kindly note the purse pattern is designed by Hold it Right There Bags in the item description. The Adelphi pattern and instructions may only be purchased from me. Please do not distribute.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

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


  • Without Bow: Fat Quarter preshrunk quilt weight cotton for exterior fabric
  • Without Bow: Fat Quarter preshrunk quilt weight cotton for lining fabric
  • With Bow: 3/8 yard preshrunk quilt weight cotton for exterior fabric
  • With Bow: 3/8 yard preshrunk quilt weight cotton for lining fabric
  • 1/3 yard Fusible Fleece (Pellon 987F)
  • 1/3 yard Heavy fusible interfacing (Dcor Bond Pellon 808)

You Will Also Need:

  • 3/8" (10 mm) magnetic snap (available at
  • Two small pieces of scrap plastic (ie: yogurt lid)
  • 1/2" yard pom pom fringe
  • Glue Stick
  • Washable Fabric Marker
  • Seam Ripper
  • Walking Foot attachment (recommended)
  • Zipper Foot attachment

About Designer

About Designer

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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 the rest of the family slept in over the holidays, I woke up early, made a pot of coffee and jotted down my ideas in my sketchbook for a handmade bag business. I tinkered around with the logo, the St. ...

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