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Bucklebee by Me Express Handbag


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Skills Needed

  • Construction
  • Fundamentals
  • Pockets
  • Topstitching
  • Zipper

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Pattern Details

The Bucklebee by Me! Express handbag is pretty as a picture and ready to go when you are. Structured to keep its shape but lightweight, sleek and elegant, Express is at home in a swanky restaurant but expands to accommodate extra gear on busy days. Express is a workaholic packed with features: a snap-strap closure, expandable side panels, a flat set-in base, a huge interior zipper pocket as well as flat pockets for phone and necessities. Best of all, Express is easy to make. This pattern features full color photos of every construction step, and special Pro Tips to help you achieve a professional finished handbag with unmistakable Bucklebee style! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing skills, rotary cutting skills helpful SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 15" wide, 4" deep, 10" tall

Recommended with this pattern

  • 3/8 yard of two coordinating fabrics for exterior, 1 yard quilt weight cotton for lining and pockets, home-dec weight fusible interfacing, purchased handles or 8 feet of decorative cording
  • Magnet closure, gripper snaps, basic sewing supplies, thread, seam sealant

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Bucklebee by Me! is our line of easy craft patterns. From home decor to toys for a special little one to fashion accessories, you can make genuine Bucklebee items from your favorite materials and fabric. Joan Radell is the designer and manufacturer of Bucklebee and Bucklebee by Me! products. She also teaches handbag construction, sewing and quilting across Pennsylvania and Delaware. For information about class locations and dates, please feel free to email Joan at