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We can sew our way out of this! Been doing that for over forty years (my momma started me early). I am most interested in functional and efficient patterns that can be made up quickly that result ...

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Pear shoulder handbag

from Ernie K Designs
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Pear shoulder handbag
Pear shoulder handbag
Pear shoulder handbag magnetic clasp
Pear shoulder handbag snaps shut nicely
Pear shoulder handbag grommet, cord and a washer
Pear shoulder handbag that topstitching is the devil

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sew a straight line
  • sew through several layers of fabric with a small seam allowance

Pattern Description:

I wanted a bag that no one else had. I wanted to use that piece of orange vinyl in such a way that no one pointed out that it looks like a basketball. It's a tricky build, I'm sure others have better topstitching chops than I.

This pattern is still under some revision, and once that is done it will no longer be free. You will get the revision delivered by Craftsy once that occurs (they do that for all patterns, just another rockin' thing about this site!)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 10"h x 3"d x 8"width


  • Sewing machine
  • (wooden clothespins or little clips are helpful)

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 medium magnets (for closure)
  • 36" strap material (many options) that will pass through 1/2" hole grommet
  • 4 grommets (1/2" hole)