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Simply Mae on craftsy.com
Corvallis, OR

You know when you find something that you just LOVE doing?! Well, that is sewing for me. It is so freeing, creativity filled, and just plain fun. I began sewing in about Jr. High (thank you Mom) and ...

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Phillis Purse by Simply Mae

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Phillis Purse by Simply Mae
Phillis Purse by Simply Mae The Classic Look
Phillis Purse by Simply Mae The Modern Look
Phillis Purse by Simply Mae The Modern Look
Phillis Purse by Simply Mae The Modern Look
Phillis Purse by Simply Mae The Classic Look

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew

Pattern Description:

I love this purse because of its classic look. It's simple and timeless, yet with a twist of modern colors and a flash of floral embellishments this purse can be quite catchy. My grandma originally thought up the design of this pattern and I have been making her this same purse over and over again. She likes to have one for each season, of course! If you are hoping to make a purse for a dear woman in your life that wants a classic and functional purse, this is the one! Although, with the vintage trends that are hitting the streets, I wouldn't be surprised if that young lady in your life would enjoy one of these flirty purses as well. This delightful purse has two zipper pockets, one on the outside and one in the inside. Each pocket is the perfect size for a phone, small camera or keys! It also has a cardholder pocket in the lining. Plus, the straps are the perfect length to either carry by the hand or sling over your shoulder. Enjoy! Happy sewing!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size 10 inches high x 12 inches wide


  • 1/2 yard bag exterior and handles (cotton, home dcor, or canvas)
  • 1 yard lining and exterior pocket lining (cotton, or apparel lining)
  • 1/2 yard fusible fleece (I use Pellon 987F)
  • 3/4 inch magnetic snap
  • 4- 1 inch D Rings for handles
  • 4 inches ultra firm 1-sided fusible stabilizer for purse bottom (I use Pellon 71F)
  • 1/4 yard mid-weight fusible interfacing for pockets (I use Pellon Apparel Interfacing 931TD)
  • 2- 9 inch zippers
  • Coordinating thread for exterior and lining
  • 1/4 inch double sided clear adhesive tape (I use Dritz Res-Q Tape found at most fabric stores)
  • 33 inches of piping (Optional)
  • Ruler
  • Straight pins
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or air-soluble pen
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Iron and ironing board