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The Joy Handbag is a medium/large sized handbag with plenty of room and pockets.

It features a recessed zipper, an exterior zipper pocket, an interior divider pocket that zips, an interior divided slip pocket and an interior zipper pocket. With features like a beautiful pleated piece on the front, purse feet and handles, the Joy handbag has endless options for customizing a beautiful bag!

SVG files are also included for the odd shaped pieces!

Skill level:
Intermediate/advanced level pattern.

Sizing info:
14" wide by 11" tall by 5 1/2" deep.

Materials needed:

  • 1/2 yard of faux leather, cork or vinyl (more if you intend to use it for the strap as well),
  • 1 yard of quilt cotton,
  • 1/2 yard feature fabric (quilt cotton),
  • 1 1/2 yards of Decovil light,
  • 2 yards of SF101 (or similar lightweight woven interfacing),
  • 11 x 5 1/2 inch piece of Peltex,
  • One 15” #5 zipper with pull,
  • One 10 1/2" #5 zipper with pull,
  • Two 9” #5 zippers with pulls,
  • Ten double cap rivets,
  • Two 3/4” D-rings,
  • Two 1 1/2" Swivel hooks,
  • Six Purse feet,
  • Two handles (4” center diameter or larger),
  • 11 – double cap rivets (optional),
  • DST (double stick tape) – I use size 3/16” and 1/2". If you only use one size, 1/4” will work best,
  • Coordinating thread,
  • Chalk or erasable fabric pen.

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