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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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Coconut Grove Purse - Knotted Tie Hobo

from Hold it Right There
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Coconut Grove Purse - Knotted Tie Hobo
Coconut Grove Purse - Knotted Tie Hobo Magnetic Snap Closure and Pockets
Coconut Grove Purse - Knotted Tie Hobo Detailed, Full-Color Instructions
Coconut Grove Purse - Knotted Tie Hobo Coconut Grove Knotted Tie Hobo Bag
Coconut Grove Purse - Knotted Tie Hobo Knotted Tie Shoulder Strap
Coconut Grove Purse - Knotted Tie Hobo Pom Pom Fringe

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic sewing skills

Pattern Description:

Make a splash with a completely unique purse!

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

The purse features a center pleat, flirty knotted tie shoulder strap and pom pom fringe. A magnetic snap closure secures the bag shut. The purse is fully lined and includes two pockets with spaces for two pens.

The Coconut Grove purse recalls a joyful time with my family. We traveled from our deciduous midwestern domicile to Miami for my brother's wedding at a tropical botanical garden. There, the sun ignited the colors of everything it struck. Leaves gleamed glossy, deep green. Shadows stood cool, and dark beside flamboyant pinks and oranges. It is this riot of color and light that inspires this bag design, as well as the fun I had in Miami. I delighted in visiting my treasured family and reconnecting with old friends. This trip also took my children for their first swims in the ocean. My oldest son brought home a natural sponge he found on the beach. My daughter delighted in a coconut she picked off the sand. I like to think this is a bag to fill with Love and Joy and Wonder.

With the exception of mass production, you may sell the finished bags you create from my pattern. Please note the purse pattern is designed by Hold it Right There Bags in the item description. The Coconut Grove pattern and instructions may only be purchased from me. Distribution of pattern and/or instructions is prohibited.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9 1/2 " height x 5" depth x 13 1/2" greatest width (10" width of top opening)


  • 1 yard 44" wide preshrunk quilt weight cotton for exterior fabric
  • 1 yard 44" wide preshrunk quilt weight cotton for lining fabric
  • 1/2 yard Fusible Fleece (Pellon 987F)
  • 1/2 yard Heavy fusible interfacing (Dcor Bond Pellon 808)

You Will Also Need:

  • 3/4" (18 mm) magnetic snap (available fabrics stores and online at pursesupplydepot.com)
  • Two small pieces of scrap plastic (such as from a yogurt lid)
  • 1 yard pom pom fringe
  • Glue Stick
  • Washable Fabric Marker
  • Ruler
  • Seam Ripper
  • Walking Foot attachment (recommended)
  • Zipper Foot attachment

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