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Easy to follow bag-making sewing patterns, by Susan Dunlop, author of Style and Swing: 12 Structured Handbags for Beginners and Beyond.

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Emma Handbag Purse

from Susie D Designs - Sewing Patterns
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Emma Handbag Purse
Emma Handbag Purse
Emma Handbag Purse
Emma Handbag Purse
Emma Handbag Purse

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • use a sewing machine
  • Perfect for beginners who have completed a few projects. Easy to follow instructions.

Pattern Description:

New 2014 updated version of the popular Emma Handbag sewing pattern.

This handbag sewing pattern has full step-by-step instructions, colour pictures and ready-to-print, actual size templates so that you can make an elegantly shaped hobo-style handbag. It's fun and easy to make, you're sure to love the results.

Instructions include both metric and imperial measurements.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner

You can make it for yourself, family, friends or you can SELL your finished handmade items (homemakers only, no mass production) - Please credit SusieDDesigns in all descriptions. Eg: "This item was made using a SusieDDesigns sewing pattern."

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 10'' x 9''


  • 3/8 yard cotton print
  • 3/8 yard cotton plain
  • 3/4 yard woven cotton fusible interfacing
  • 5.5'' x 4.5'' sew-in interfacing

You Will Also Need:

  • Complimentary sewing threads
  • Riveted press snap or magnetic snap