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Nora Handbag sewing pattern

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With the Norah Handbag digital pattern, as an advanced beginner sewer, you can create your own beautiful everyday purse.

With the Norah Handbag sewing pattern, as an advanced beginner sewer or above, you can create your own beautiful everyday purse. Norah is a classic shaped tote bag purse to sew, in just the right size, and with all those essential features that make her perfect to carry no matter where you are going today.

The Norah Handbag has the following special features:

  • Two exterior slip pockets.
  • One exterior zipper pocket.
  • One interior slip pocket.
  • A magnetic snap closure.

Sizing info:
When you have finished making the Norah Handbag it will measure approximately 10″ wide by 10″ tall by 5” deep.

With the Norah Handbag digital pattern, as an advanced beginner sewer, you can create your own beautiful everyday purse.

What you will need to make Norah Handbag

  • ½ yard of fabric for the main exterior.
  • ¼ yard of fabric for the exterior bottom and handles.
  • ¾ yard of fabric for the lining.
  • 2¼ yards of SF 101 interfacing or other medium weight fusible interfacing of your choice.
  • ½ yard of interlining fabric (solid colored denim, or duck canvas).
  • One 6” long metal or nylon zipper.
  • One 16mm or 18mm magnetic snap closure.
  • Eight 6-8 mm rivets (optional).
With the Norah Handbag digital pattern, as an advanced beginner sewer, you can create your own beautiful everyday purse.

Love it or hate it, this is a measure and cut pattern meaning all pattern pieces are cut using cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler. No templates are needed to make this bag.

If you would like to try out the Norah Handbag pattern then you should click on the link below. You will then be able to download ten pages of clear, easy to follow step by step instructions and color photos to make this bag.

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