Bellezza Tote and Handbag sewing pattern (with videos)

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Bellezza Tote and Handbag sewing pattern (with videos)

This is the Bellezza Tote and Handbag pdf sewing pattern from the designer Bagstock Designs.

If you add this pdf pattern to your collection then you’ll be able to master some new skills or be able to practice some skills that you are proficient in. This sewing project will have you adding a pleated cargo pocket, a double zip/slip pocket, a perfect recessed zipper, an interior divider pocket plus a large slip pocket and an additional zipper pocket.

With this project you’ve got to decide which one of the two versions of the bag that will be sewing up. The Tote Bag is large enough to use as a carry-on, or the elegant Handbag size, you are sure to be a trendsetter with this classy bag!

However, with two versions of the bag you can always choose to make both! And what does Bellezza actually mean? Its an Italian word for “Beautiful” and that’s exactly what your bags will be!

The Bellezza Tote and Handbag has the following excellent features:

  • Front slip pocket with a flap,
  • Back zipper pocket,
  • Back slip pocket,
  • Interior divider zipper pocket,
  • Two interior slip pockets,
  • Interior zipper pocket,
  • Main zipper closure.
Bellezza Tote and Handbag sewing pattern (with videos)

Sizing info:
Tote Bag = 13” wide by 14.5” high by 5” deep.
Handbag = 12.5” wide by 10.5” high by 4” deep.

Skill level:
The designer rates her sewing project as suitable for advanced sewers.

Video tutorial:
For those of you who love to follow along with a video tutorial then there are two below from SiahSwag that you can watch by clicking on the play buttons.

What’s needed to make the Bellezza Tote Bag:-

  • 2/3 yard (62 cm) 44” quilting weight exterior fabric,
  • 7/8 yard (80 cm) 44” contrasting fabric, woven or vinyl,
  • 1¾ yards (1.6 m) 44” quilting weight lining fabric,
  • 6½ yards (6 m) fusible woven interfacing – 20” wide (Pellon SF-101 Shapeflex) or 3¼ yards (3 m) 45” Woven Fuse,
  • 1¼ yards (1.2 m) sew-in foam interfacing – 20” wide (Pellon Flex Foam),
  • 8½” by 5” (22 cm by 13 cm) piece of fusible stiff stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71f / Decovil Heavy),
  • 6½” by 4” (17 cm by 11 cm) piece of fusible fleece (Pellon Thermolam Plus TP971),
  • One 16” (41 cm) or longer #4.5 / #5 zipper (main zipper closure),
  • One 12” (31 cm) or longer #4.5 / #5 handbag zipper (interior divider pocket),
  • One 12” (31 cm) or longer #3 all-purpose zipper (interior zipper pocket),
  • One 7” (18 cm) or longer #3 all-purpose zipper (exterior back pocket),
  • One twist lock or 14 mm magnetic snap (front pocket),
  • One 14 mm magnetic snap (back pocket),
  • Four 1” (25 mm) rectangle rings (handles),
  • One zipper end,
  • Twelve rivets – size 8 mm (10 mm if you are using thicker fabrics),
  • Six bag feet (optional),
  • Fray Check,
  • Fabric glue or double-sided tape.
Bellezza Tote and Handbag sewing pattern (with videos)

What’s needed to make the Bellezza Handbag:-

  • 1/2 yard (50 cm) 44” quilting weight exterior fabric,
  • 7/8 yard (80 cm) 44” contrasting fabric, woven or vinyl,
  • 1¼ yard (1.2 m) 44” quilting weight lining fabric,
  • 5¼ yards (4.8 m) fusible woven interfacing – 20” wide (Pellon SF-101 Shapeflex) or 2½ yards (2.3 m) 45” Woven Fuse,
  • 1 yard (0.92 m) sew-in foam interfacing – 20” wide (Pellon Flex Foam),
  • 6½” by 4” (17 cm by 11 cm) piece of fusible stiff stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71f / Decovil Heavy),
  • 5½” by 4” (14 cm by 11 cm) piece of fusible fleece (Pellon Thermolam Plus TP971),
  • 4” by 4” (11 cm by 11 cm) piece of Décor Bond/Decovil Light (connector stabilizer),
  • One 16” (41 cm) or longer #4.5 / #5 handbag zipper (main zipper closure),
  • One 12” (31 cm) or longer #4.5 / #5 handbag zipper (interior divider pocket),
  • One 11” (28 cm) or longer #3 all-purpose zipper (interior zipper pocket),
  • One 6” (16 cm) or longer #3 all-purpose zipper (exterior back pocket),
  • One twist lock or 14 mm magnetic snap (front pocket),
  • One 14 mm magnetic snap (back pocket),
  • Four 1” (25 mm) rectangle rings (handles),
  • Two 1” (25 mm) D-rings (adjustable shoulder strap),
  • Two 1” (25 mm) swivel hooks (adjustable shoulder strap),
  • One 1″ (25 mm) slider (adjustable shoulder strap),
  • One zipper end,
  • Ten rivets – size 8 mm (10 mm if you are using thicker fabrics),
  • Four bag feet (optional),
  • Fray Check,
  • Fabric glue or double-sided tape.

The pdf pattern includes seventy-five pages of easy step-by-step instructions with color photos to help you through each step. The pattern also includes printable pattern pieces with seam allowances included.

If you would like to download the pdf pattern you can click on the blue button below.

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