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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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Pleated Sweetheart Handbag

from Susie D Designs - Sewing Patterns
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Pleated Sweetheart Handbag
Pleated Sweetheart Handbag
Pleated Sweetheart Handbag
Pleated Sweetheart Handbag
Pleated Sweetheart Handbag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • use a sewing machine
  • attach fasteners
  • add pleats

Pattern Description:

The Sweetheart Handbag sewing pattern has clear and easy to follow step-by-step instructions, colour pictures, diagrams, templates and cutting instructions so that you can make a very pretty and stylish handbag. The perfect project for using a fat quarter fabric bundle.

It's a really chic, yet practical, handbag that you'll just love. There is a front patch pocket with flap and two good-sized interior pockets to keep things organized. Great for parties or weddings or it could be made in subtle / toned down shades of fabric for work.

You can make it for yourself, family, friends or you can SELL your finished items - please just add a credit in description, such as ''This item has been made using a SusieDDesigns sewing pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12'' x 14''


  • 1/2 yard medium weight fusible interfacing
  • 15 x 19'' heavy weight sew-in interlining
  • 4 different fabrics measuring 22'' x 20'' each

You Will Also Need:

  • Complimentary sewing threads
  • metal press fasteners or Velcro
  • fabric scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • pins
  • steam iron