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The Suburbanite Handbag has a traditional tote shape and simple lines, but the corded handles and single adjustable shoulder strap provide a classy twist. There are several exterior and interior pockets to keep you organized. The purse can be closed with either two magnetic snaps or a zipper. The finishing method is unique and simple to execute.

The Suburbanite can be made in three sizes: the small is perfect for carrying the basics, the medium is a great everyday bag, and the large is roomy enough for a small laptop.

Skill level:
This pattern is suitable for confident beginners or intermediate bag sewers.

Sizing info:
Small: 12” wide at top (30.5 cm), 10.5” wide at base (26.7 cm), 10” tall (25.4 cm), 3” deep (7.6 cm)
Medium: 14” wide at top (35.6 cm), 12” wide at base (30.5 cm), 12” tall (30.5 cm), 4” deep (10 cm)
Large: 17” wide at top (43 cm), 15” wide at base (38 cm), 15” tall (38 cm), 5” deep (12.7 cm)

Materials needed: (See pictures for exact amounts)
- Exterior fabric, accent fabric, interior fabric
- Woven fusible interfacing
- Fusible fleece
- Foam interfacing
-Peltex interfacing
- (1) #5 zipper or (2) 18 mm magnetic snaps
-(1) #5 or #3 zipper
- (2) 1” D-rings
-(2) 1”-1.5” swivel hooks
-(1) slider for adjustable strap
-1/2” cording
-optional purse feet
-optional rivets

The pattern:
This pattern includes 27 pages of instructions, with detailed illustrations. There are 16 pages of the Small printable pattern, 22 for the Medium, and 27 for the Large, but the piece dimensions are also included in a cut chart if you don’t want to print the whole pattern. 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.