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The Smighty Purse is a ‘small but mighty’ intermediate/ confident beginner pattern that is perfect to go from day to night.

It's a fun make with 4 card slots, a zipper compartment for coins, and 3 slip pocket sections, you can hold everything you need so you can grab it and go.

This is a great gift and sews up quickly.

With no curved zippers, there is also the option to make it simpler by leaving out one of the slip pockets.

It features a turn or twist lock on the front of the main panel, with plenty of space if you wanted to add embroidery or appliqué and you could of course use a magnetic snap or popper instead if you wanted to.

Skill level:
This purse is an intermediate/ confident beginner pattern, with the option to omit one of the slip pockets to make it easier to turn and less bulk on the machine.

Video tutorial:
As well as full written instructions that you can print out and sew along too, there is a full video step-by-step tutorial that you can view below:


Materials needed:

  • One fat quarter outer fabric in quilting cotton,
  • One fat quarter lining (the designer used 2 different fabrics for the lining),
  • Non-woven interfacing,
  • Stiff interfacing,
  • A twist-lock or turn lock (you can also use a magnetic snap),
  • Zip measuring 14.5 cm (5 11/16") which is zipper number 5 or 4.5,
  • Thread in a color to suit (the designer used Gutterman for all structural seams and Miro Prism for topstitching)
  • Along with the usual sewing tools, you will also benefit from having: Double-sided quilting tape, pins, clips, fray check, a walking foot, and a universal needle (the designer used an 80/12 size).

The PDF file includes:

  • Full step-by-step written instructions with photos.
  • The PDF patterns can be printed directly on standard A4 or US letter paper.
  • The sewing patterns have full seam allowance included.
  • You will also receive SVG files for a cutting machine as well as projector files if you prefer these cutting methods.
  • Full video tutorial for you to sew along with or if you get stuck on Youtube.

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