Vintage Style Frame Bag Pattern

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Vintage Style Frame Bag Pattern Pattern


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Sewing: Vintage Style Frame Bag Pattern
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details





Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Everything is explained and illustrated, but some parts are a little tricky to do. I think you can do it!

Pattern Description:

This is one of the most complimented bags I carry. People are always asking me where I found it and their jaws drop open when I tell them that I made it.

If you need something romantic and sweet, but you would like it to hold a fair amount of contents, this is your bag.

Gluing the frame in is a little intimidating for people (and for me too) so I found a foolproof way of doing it, and I think you will love it!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Frame is 8" wide (20.3cm)
  • Bag is 8.5" tall (21.5cm)
  • 12" wide at bottom
  • 4.5" deep at bottom


  • 8" kisslock frame
  • 1/2 yard fabric (you may need more if you are fussy cutting to
  • 1/2 yard lining fabric
  • 16" x 20" interfacing (#50 if you are making the bag of quilting
  • 16" x 20" warm and natural (or similar) batting
  • 5" x 12" Peltex 70 ultra firm stabilizer

You Will Also Need:

  • Glue (I use Beacon Quick Grip)
  • Tailor's chalk or disappearing ink
  • Small flat screwdriver or comparable implement
  • Scissors
  • Painter's Masking Tape
  • An index card or a couple of business card sized pieces of card
  • 11" of Purse chain for handle and rings to attach it. 22" of ball
  • Optional 4 purse feet
  • Optional 26" of 1/4" wide elastic for use in constructing chain

About Designer

About Designer

Cherie Killilea on

Like so many sewists I know, I have been sewing since the age of 6. I started at my mother's feet, fashioning her scraps into doll clothes. By age 16, I was spending Summers sewing my wardrobe for the coming school year. I was known as a creative dresser. I wrote my first sewing pattern in 2006 as part of applying for a patent.
Now I have thousands of satisfied sewing pattern customers and am ...

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