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The ’Cute’ Constance shoulder bag is the ultimate ready to go messenger! A versatile purse making pattern, simple to sew with a touch of couture to finish professionally. This shoulder bag can even be made into a ‘cute’ little clutch purse if you prefer.

The classic quilt style look to the front and back is easily achieved using a contrasting thread or a leather/cloth tape…and don’t worry as we will provide the template for you to match those quilt lines and finish in a colour of your choice.

Just imagine a vibrant red on red, or a rich contrasting navy on cobalt blue or even a black on white to match your Sunday best? She really is a catwalk show stopper!With a darted front to allow for that extra bit of room for your bits ‘n’ bobs and a shoulder strap that can be made to suit your desired length or a slip-through clutch handle subtly fixed to the back…what more could you wish for!

Finished size (approximately) :: When made up

Height (including handles) 66cm (26”)
Height (excluding handles) 17.5cm (6.75”)
Width 25cm (10”)
Depth 1.25cm (0.75”)

This sewing pattern has been designed for a non fraying double faced fabric with good body. Using a quality 100% wool felt will give the ‘Cute’ Constance good posture and a luxurious life long feel …and one that will last for many seasons (no fraying or selvedges to worry about also!). Wool felt can easily be sewn on a domestic sewing machine with a walking foot or Teflon coated foot.

You will need

  • 100cm x 30cm of a 3mm wool felt
  • 5m x 3mm width contrasting leather/cloth tape or you can choose to stitch the quilt lines in a self coloured or contrasting thread
  • 2 x 25mm (internal measurement) welded O rings
  • 1 x 15mm metal snap fastener/popper/press stud
  • Self coloured or invisible thread.

Competency level
As a beginner to intermediate sewer who can read pattern instructions, cut out from a template and sew competently you will find the ‘Cute’ Constance Messenger bag a straightforward and simple to sew experience.

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern.