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The Loopy Lou is a great and unique structured handbag. Get the eye-candy look without the usual hard work! Ideal for beginners, this pattern is a quick sew with a satisfying end result!

Originally designed for a Bag Retreat, the Loopy Lou bag sewing pattern was created with beginners in mind. The Loopy Lou has a long strap, so that you can use it as a shoulder bag, as well as short handles at the top of the bag to let you carry it as a tote bag. Inside The Loopy Lou you'll find a slip pocket as well as a zip pocket, ideal for organising your belongings!

Skill level:
The Loopy Lou Bag is classified as a beginner bag sewing pattern.

Sizing info:
The Loopy Lou has finished dimensions of 12" wide by 13" high by 4" deep (30.5 cm x 33 cm x 10 cm).

What materials do I need?


  • 1 yard (0.9 m) Outer,
  • 1/2 yard (0.5 m) Lining (directional will need more),
  • 1 3/4 yard (1.6 m) Medium weight interfacing (40" or 90cm wide),
  • 20" x 36" (51 cm x 92 cm) Foam stabiliser.


  • 1 x 8" (20 cm) #3 zip for the zipped pocket, or use longer and cut to size,
  • 1 x 3/4" (18 mm) slim Magnetic snap,
  • 2 x 1 1/2" (3.8 cm) Round 'O' rings,
  • 2 x 1" (2.5 cm) Swivel hooks,
  • 1 x 1" (2.5 cm) Triglide buckle,
  • 10 x 9 mm x 8 mm double cap rivets (Optional).


  • Double-sided basting tape,
  • Zip foot,
  • Walking foot,
  • Fray check,
  • Pressing cloth,
  • Pinking Shears.

The pattern:
The Loopy Lou sewing pattern features easy-to-read comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs.The downloadable PDF pattern features printable pattern pieces and a text only section to save on ink and paper costs.

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