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Atelier Joy on craftsy.com
San Francisco, CA

My mother and I made my first sewing project when I was 5: a drawstring purse out of a beautiful butterfly-print cotton. Years later, I'm still sewing, and I love to share my designs with others. My ...

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Amelie Circle Purse - Bow or Pocket

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Amelie Circle Purse - Bow or Pocket
Amelie Circle Purse - Bow or Pocket
Amelie Circle Purse - Bow or Pocket
Amelie Circle Purse - Bow or Pocket
Amelie Circle Purse - Bow or Pocket
Amelie Circle Purse - Bow or Pocket

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • machine sewing
  • hand basting

Pattern Description:

The perfect purse for a night on the town or a holiday party. There's enough room for your essentials and even a lining with a pocket for a credit card or ID.

This petite purse can be made in 2 options: View A has a feminine bow on the front; View B has a piped pocket on the front. See photos for both views. The long strap can be worn on the shoulder or cross-body.

This would also make a great purse for a little girl. Just trim the length of the strap to fit.

The pattern pieces in the PDF are at 50% scale. You will need to double their size before using them. You can do this before printing by using a software program such as photoshop, or after printing by using a photocopier with enlargement capabilities.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6.5" diameter x 1.5" width
  • hangs about 28" from shoulder


  • 1/2 yard fabric for purse
  • 1/2 yard medium-weight interfacing
  • 1/4 yard lightweight cotton fabric for lining
  • 1/4 yard fleece for quilting batting
  • 1 zipper at least 9" long
  • 7" piping
  • thread

You Will Also Need:

  • sewing machine
  • hand sewing needle
  • tailor's chalk or wax
  • clear plastic ruler
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • pins
  • printer, paper and tape
  • software with image enlargement capabilities or photocopier with image enlargement capabilities