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In 2007, I had started to create patterns of my Mackerilla brand handbag designs which I have been sewing and selling since 2001. Then I decided to have available my sewing pattern instructions to ...

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Mackerilla Maxine Handbag

from Mackerilla Design Sewing Patterns
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Mackerilla Maxine Handbag
Mackerilla Maxine Handbag
Mackerilla Maxine Handbag
Mackerilla Maxine Handbag
Mackerilla Maxine Handbag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • work with zippers

Pattern Description:

Great Tie Top Tote to carry your books, knitting, work essentials in. Also great for a smaller Diaper bag!

Tie top closure. Two front and rear outside pockets. One exterior side cell phone pocket.

Zippered inside pocket and small open side pocket.

If you want to check out Mackerilla Designs fabrics that are available for purchase, Please go to my Spoonflower page!


Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Maxine Dimensions: 10?H x 15?W x 4 1/2?D


  • Material suggestions- Use sturdy Cotton, Cotton Canvas, Oil Cloth or Upholstery Fabric.
  • ruler
  • heavy duty sewing needle
  • marking pencil or chalk
  • patten paper (optional)
  • 44-45" 55-60" Exterior fabric: 1 1/3 yds 1 yd Interior Fabric: 1 yd 1 yd Stabilizer (medium to heavy-weight, NOT iron-on, 22"W): 2 1/2 yds 1 zipper, 14" long (non-separating)

You Will Also Need:

  • matching thread
  • zipper