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Adelphi Girls Purse


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Every little girl needs a purse of her own! Create a purse as spunky and delightful as your little girl. The Adelphi Girls Purse is the very first PDF pattern I created, in 2013. In 2016, I redrafted the pattern pieces and redesigned the page layout. A team of 12 testers scrutinized the revised version. This favorite pattern is better than ever! While the pattern remains the same and was a hit in its original form, I learned a lot since I started designing patterns. I decided to bring my first pattern up to the standards I use now, with the benefit of experience. As before, the instructions are detailed, tutorial-style and contain full-color photos, plus illustrations. This purse features an optional bow, a splashy knotted tie shoulder strap and pom pom fringe. A magnetic snap closure secures the bag shut. The purse is fully lined. BACKGROUND STORY: The Adelphi purse style is named with fond memories of many stroller excursions on a street by this name with my own once tiny daughter. She was seldom without a purse on her shoulder or clippity-clop high heels for all her make-believe adventures. Her wonderful sense of design remains a delight to watch blossom in new ways the older she gets. FEATURED ON SIS BOOM BLOG: REVIEWED BY PATTERN REVOLUTION: BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic sewing skills Great first project for anyone who wants to try making bags SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 8 1/4" width x 5 1/4" height x 3" depth

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1/3 yard Fusible Fleece (Pellon 987F)
  • 1/3 yard Heavy fusible interfacing (Decor Bond Pellon 808)
  • Without Bow: Fat Quarter preshrunk quilt weight cotton for exterior fabric

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I've sewn as long as I can remember. In 2011, I began selling the bags I designed. However, when I realized I most enjoyed experimenting with new designs, and figuring out -- I wonder how to make that? -- I started developing sewing patterns. Translating a physical bag into written instructions and illustrations taps my background in teaching, and experience in graphic design. What begins as a drawing in my sketchbook, morphs through rigorous tests and revisions. What finally emerges, the beautiful creations, singularly interpreted by each maker using my patterns, delights me and inspires me to keep going.