Carrie Convertible Purse to Tote sewing pattern

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The Carrie Purse converts into the Carrie Tote! Love how versatile this bag sewing pattern is.

[UPDATE: This pattern was available on Craftsy until the big Pattern Purge of Dec 2018. Since then we’ve not been able to find it anywhere and have even written to the designer several times without reply. So our apologies, but so far as we know this pattern is no longer available. If you do find it, please let us know so we can update the link. Thank you.]

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For the girl that likes options in her bag.  The versatility of this bag will allow you to go from handbag to tote by simply folding down or leaving the handles fully extended.

Hidden magnetic snaps and unique fold down sides will allow you to go from handbag to tote while on the go! This bag features a bucket style bottom, lots of pockets and the option to carry three ways!

Easy to sew- GREAT for beginners. You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms. That’s all!

Pattern features easy to install interior zipper pocket and no zipper foot required.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Measures: 14″ wide 11″ (flaps down) or 14″ Fully Extended 4″ Deep


  • 1 yard 44″ wide Main Fabric (1 1/2 yards is recommended if you are using directional fabric or want to “fussy cut”)
  • 1 yard 44″ wide Lining Fabric 2 1/2 yards
  • 20″ Fusible Pellon SF 101 or a shaping Interfacing
  • 1/2 yard Fusible Fleece (Pellon Fleece Thermolam Plus)
  • Small Piece Ultra Firm Fusible Stabilizer Peltex 71F- to measure at least 12 1/2″ x 4″ 9″ or larger
  • Coordinating Zipper
  • 4 Hidden Magnets
  • Hardware: 2- 3/4″ Metal rectangles, O rings or D rings 1- 1″ slider 2- 1″ Swivel Hooks
  • Coordinating thread
  • Removable Fabric Marker (I recommend a Frixion gel pen as it can be removed by pressing with an iron)
  • Microtex (Sharp) Needle 80/12 -Recommended for topstitching through the thicker parts.