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SeamstressErin on
Vashon (Seattle-ish), WA

Every Day is another chance to play Dress Up.

I'm an obsessed sewist, inked knitter, cat herder, and mad scientist. I write sewing patterns and play Dress Up Every Day.

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Presidio Purse

from SeamstressErin Designs
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Presidio Purse
Presidio Purse
Presidio Purse
Presidio Purse
Presidio Purse

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic sewing skills

Pattern Description:

The presidio purse is a giant over-the-shoulder purse, large enough to hold everything AND the kitchen sink! It has a zippered opening, zippered and divided interior pockets, and customizeable front insets (either gathered or plain) and shoulder straps (with or without hardware).

It is written for an advanced beginner to intermediate sewist, but there is a step-by-step photo AND VIDEO sewalong at that should make it accessible for the beginner. The sewalong also has additional customization ideas, included those suited for the more advanced sewist.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18 x 18 x 6
  • large!


  • .75 to 1.25 yards fabric
  • .75 to 1.25 yards lining fabric
  • .25 yd interfacing

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 2x1" rectangular rings (optional)
  • 18-22 in heavy duty zipper
  • 8" or longer standard zipper

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