The Bella Purse This unique purse will get you noticed! Everywhere I carry it I get compliments. My sample is made with lightweight denim in dark blue. This pattern will work with any light to midweight fabric that will fray. Multiple colors or prints for the paillettes (circles) would be fun too. Using this same pattern, you can make this bag in faux leather or suede. These fabrics are a little more difficult to work with, but the result is gorgeous! Upgrade the difficulty to three circles, but give it a try if you like the look. Suggestions for sewing on faux leather and small adjustments for using those fabrics are detailed in the instructions. Show your creativity with a Paillette Purse of your own! ================================== Patterns by Gaila Designs ================================== This detailed pattern will take you step-by-step through the construction of the bag. Every step is described and a full color photograph is provided to illustrate the step. No assuptions of skill are made (other than operating your sewing machine!) and each step is brief and logically stated in large print. I have been sewing for interiors for over 20 years and have attended numerous classes, seminars and other instructional venues. I hope that sharing my experience with you in making beautiful items for your home will give you much pleasure and lessen frustration with trying to 'figure out' how to make an item without instructions. I also offer sewing tips and brief tutorials on my blog at www.gailadesigns.blogspot.com Questions or concerns about the pattern are welcome! ================================== Permissions for pattern use ================================== If you would like to use this pattern to create cases to sell online or elsewhere, that is permissable. Please include a note of credit for the pattern source and a link to my Craftsy store. Individual pieces sewn by you are wonderful, no mass production is permitted. This pattern is legally protected by copyright. Photocopying, electronic distriburion, publication, printing, posting online or reproducing any portion of the instructions, photographs, or pattern without permission is strictly prohibited. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing skills will allow you to make this cute purse. There is some easing around curves, but all steps are described in detail and simply presented. Zipper installation is extremely easy, if you can sew a straight line, you can install the zipper. The faux leather version of the bag is the same construction, but the material is more difficult to work with. Upgrade the difficulty for the faux leather version to a "three dot" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Body of purse is about 12" tall by 10" wide. A mid-sized bag.