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Melbourne, Australia

Since picking up a needle and thread at the age of three, Nicole Mallalieu has been a passionate designer and maker of all things "textile". She graduated (in 1989) from the Royal Melbourne Institute ...

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Lavender Handbag

from You Sew Girl
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Lavender Handbag
Lavender Handbag
Lavender Handbag
Lavender Handbag
Lavender Handbag
Lavender Handbag

Pattern Description:

Use up your fabric scraps to make these cute little lavender bags. They hang on coat-hangers or sit in drawers to keep clothes smelling sweet.

They can also be made as pin-cushions or scaled up to make door stops.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 10cm x 7cm x 3cm (2" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/4")


  • Scraps of fabric for the - body of the bag: 2 pieces, 11cm x 15cm (4 1/4" x 6") strap: 21cm x 5cm (8 1/4" x 2") flap: 8cm x 8cm (3 1/8" x 3 1/8")

You Will Also Need:

  • A small button or bead
  • 20cm (8") narrow braid, ric-rac or bias binding
  • A small handful of fleecy stuffing (e.g. Hobbyfill, wool fleece or cotton wool)
  • 50-100g (1-4 oz) lavender flowers
  • 2.5cm x 9.5cm (1" x 3.75") template plastic
  • Matching threads

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