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I have always had a desire to create. My interest in sewing started very young sitting by my grandmother's sewing machine watching her sew. I was fascinated by how things were put together. I have ...

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Michelle Handbag

from AggieRay Designs
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Michelle Handbag
Michelle Handbag
Michelle Handbag
Michelle Handbag
Michelle Handbag
Michelle Handbag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This pattern will show you basic techniques to make this beautiful handbag. Alternative options available for beginners. Make with or without accent ribbon. Many designs to discover.

Pattern Description:

I was inspired to create this beautiful bag a few years ago when Amy Butler released this beautiful fabric in her Soul Blossoms Rayon line. I loved the fabric with the borders on each side which allows you to create contrast bands and handles with the border fabric. I came up with this fun Michelle Handbag. After many requests for the sewing pattern, I finally was able to release the new Michelle Handbag pattern available here.

For those of you who have purchased my patterns know I don't just give you one choice with your patterns. I wanted to come up with analternative design using the same basic pattern with some added accent ribbon. There are some beautiful ribbons now available on the market which match many fabrics available today.

The Ribbon Accented Bag was made with Amy Butler's Renaissance Ribbon and her beautiful Alchemy Queen Anns Butterflies in Topaz!

This handbag also makes a beautiful diaper bag for the new mom to be.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximate finished measurements: Bag 1 & 2--15" (38.1 cm) wide at the top
  • Bag 1 & 2--18" (45.7 cm) wide at bottom
  • Bag One 13" (33 cm) high--Bag two 10.5" (26.7 cm)


  • 1 Yard of 44/45 Quilt Fabric (outer bag/handle)
  • or 1 Yard of 54/55 Home Decorator Fabric NOTE: If using fabric with side border for contrast bands, handle & strap: Purchase 1.5 yards
  • 1 Yard matching or contrast fabric for lining and pockets
  • 3 Yards of Fusible or Sew-In Interfacing
  • 1.25 yards of 2" wide ribbon/2.5 Yards of border ribbon .5" to 1" wide; if you would like to add ribbon to the handles, purchase additional 1.5 yards of ribbon

You Will Also Need:

  • Magnetic Snap (18mm works), Rectangle Slider Set (1.5"), sewing machine thread