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Melinda is a fabulously roomy everyday handbag featuring two large slip pockets on the outside plus one slip and one zipper pocket on the inside to help one stay organized.

Check out the example here made in denim. I think it's such a classy, timeless design and I just adore the denim, leather, and metal hardware combination. You don't have to use leather or rivets for your bag though. The pattern includes instructions on how to make your own fabric handles if that's what you prefer, and rivets are completely optional.

This bag was designed with slightly heavier fabrics in mind. Denim, Essex linen, or any of the beautiful designer print canvases would be absolutely perfect for this bag. You could, of course, use quilting cotton as well, you'll just need to add a bit more interfacing for stability.

Melinda Handbag special features:
two exterior slip pockets
interior zipper pocket
interior slip pocket
magnetic snap closure
removable, adjustable strap

Sizing info:
12” wide x 11” tall x 5” deep

Skill level: advanced beginner

Materials needed to make Melinda Handbag:
fabric A (main exterior + strap) – 3/4 yard
fabric B (exterior pocket + handles) – 1 FQ (FQ measures 18'' x 21'')
fabric C (lining) – 1 yard
SF 101 interfacing (or other medium weight fusible interfacing of choice) – 2 ¾ yards
interlining fabric (solid colored denim, duck canvas, or *foam interfacing) – 1/2 yard
one (1) - 9'' long metal or nylon zipper
one (1) – 16 mm or 18 mm magnetic snap closure
two (2) – 1'' wide D - rings
one (1) – 1'' wide rectangular strap slider
two (2) – 1'' wide swivel hooks
six (6) – 6-8 mm rivets (optional)
one (1) - 3/4'' x 1 ¾'' strip of leather for pocket accent (optional)

The pattern:
You will receive 14 pages of clear, easy to follow step by step instructions and color photos to make this bag. Please note, this is a MEASURE AND CUT PATTERN meaning all pattern pieces are cut using cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler. No templates are needed to make this bag.

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