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The Lyla May Handbag is a throwback to the frame purse handbags of a previous era. Available in multiple sizes, you can make this purse as a small bag for just the essentials or full-sized shoulder bag. There is an optional zippered divider pocket and slip pockets on the inside. Feel classy with the Lyla May Handbag over your arm!

Skill level:
The sewing is suitable for a confident beginner, but the frame makes this an intermediate bag.

Sizing info:
Small: 8” wide, 8” high, 2.5” deep (20 x 20 x 6.5 cm), Frame size: 4.5” x 3” (115 x 7.5 cm)
Medium: 10” wide, 10” high, 3” deep (25.5 x 25.5 x 7.5 cm), Frame size: 6” x 3” (15 x 7.5 cm)
Large: 12” wide, 12” high, 3” deep (30.5 x 30.5 x 7.5 cm), Frame size: 8” x 3” (20 x 7.5 cm)
X-Large: 14” wide, 14” high, 4.5” deep (35.5 x 35.5 x 11.5 cm), Frame size: 10 x 3” (25.5 x 7.5 cm)

Check out the preview video below so you can decide if the Lyla May is right for you.


Materials needed:
(See last picture for exact amounts and fabric recommendations)
- Rectangle purse frame
- Exterior fabric, accent fabric, lining fabric
- Woven fusible interfacing
- Foam or Decovil light for more structure
- Small piece of Decovil heavy or Peltex for base
- 1 zipper for optional zipper divider pocket (sizes large and X-large only)
- 2 D-rings and swivel ring for strap
- Optional purse feet

The pattern:
There are instructions on altering the pattern to work with the dimensions of other frames.

This pattern includes 31 pages of instructions, with detailed diagrams and linked videos. There are 56 total pages of the printable pattern, but only the pages for your size need to be printed. A cut chart and pattern pieces are included for rectangle pieces. Pattern instructions are given in both inches and centimeters. This can be printed on Letter or A4 paper. Also included are an A0 printshop large format file and a projector file (both optional).

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