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The essence of The Hope Handbag is style through simplicity - with a budget-friendly materials list, the use of skill building techniques to create structure, and lots of potential for customisation. The petite purse has small grab handles that are perfect for holding in your hand, and is an ideal size to carry as an every day bag.

The Hope Handbag sewing pattern guides you through how to create faux rolled handles that nestle perfectly in your hand. Inside is a zip pocket and slip pocket, and the central space is secured by a top zip closure. If you already follow Mrs H, you'll know that she's usually a huge fan of using lots of blingy hardware, however with The Hope Handbag, she's tried to keep the hardware list small. This past year has been a challenge for so many of us, and she wanted The Hope Handbag to be budget-friendly. Although The Hope Handbag is low on bling, it has a lovely large front panel to play with. You could fussy cut a feature fabric, use applique , or add a little embroidery.

Sizing info:
1 1/2" wide x 9" high x 5" deep (29cm x 23cm x 12.5cm)

Skill level:
The Hope Handbag is classified as a beginner/advanced beginner level bag sewing pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers. We've had a lot of discussion about how to classify the difficulty of The Hope Handbag sewing pattern. Our more experienced bagmakers found it a breeze. Our beginner bagineers found it straightforward, but also advise that you take your time and read the instructions.

Video sewalong included.
There are two videos for this pattern, one created by Mrs H and another by Titi. Sometimes its nice to have two perspectives so we'll share both here.



The pattern:
* Budget friendly - low on hardware
* Easy to read instructions, colour photographs and pattern pieces.
* Bonus Patchwork Panel Hack
* YouTube tutorial

The Hope Handbag sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs. The downloadable PDF pattern features printable pattern pieces and a text only section to save on ink and paper costs.

What materials do I need?

½ yd (0.4m) Exterior – This pattern is not designed for use with thicker fabrics like canvas,vinyl etc.
¾ yd (0.6m) Lining
36” x 10” (91cm x 25.cm) Contrast
2 yd (1.8m) Medium weight interfacing (40" or 90cm wide)
½ yd (0.4m) Foam Stabiliser (30” or 75cm wide)

10 ½” x 4” (27cm x 10cm) Bag base such as plastic canvas or a thin chopping mat
(1) x 12" (30.5cm) #5 zip for the top (If using continuous zip, use 14” (35.5cm) of tape.)
(1) x 9" (23cm) #3 zip for the zipped pocket or use longer and cut to size
(1) x Metal Zip End
(4) 12mm – 14mm Bag feet

Tools & Notions
Double sided basting tape
Zip foot
Walking foot
Fray Check
Pressing Cloth
Pinking Shears

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.