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Maisie Bowler Handbag

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Maisie Bowler Handbag.  I love the vintage/retro style of this bag.  One of my favorite bag sewing patterns and next on my sewing to do list.Swoon does it again with the Maisie Bowler Handbag! Another great bag sewing pattern from one of our favorite designers.

A modern twist on a retro design, this large handbag is the perfect fit for any Bombshell Betty. The unique handles and domed shape pay homage to bowling bags of the past. This bag can be carried by the handles in the crook of the elbow or over the shoulder with a detachable strap. A zippered pocket inside keeps the small things safe and easy to find.

As always you can’t go wrong with the quality of Swoon patterns and the detailed instructions, along with the very supportive Facebook group should you run into any questions.


12.5″ wide, 8″ tall, 6″ deep


1/4 yard (or fat quarter) 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric
2/3 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
2/3 yard non-directional contrasting fabric, woven or vinyl
1 yard foam interfacing (Pellon Flexfoam FF77)
1/2 yard fusible heavy stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
2 yards pre-made piping
Two 1” swivel clips
Two 3/4” D-rings
Four 1” rectangle rings (Resources for all your bag hardware here)
14” all-purpose zipper (main compartment)
7” all-purpose zipper (zippered pocket)
Fabric glue (Beacon Fabritac)
Coordinating thread

This one is rated 4/4 for difficulty so not suitable for beginners. Find the whole range of Swoon bag sewing patterns here.

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