When you need something simple but stylish, a classic feel but with all the features you need, you can’t go wrong with the Zoe Handbag.
Zoe is a perfect everyday bag with its roomy interior and four large exterior slip pockets. I’ve assigned one pocket for my keys, one for my phone, and one for the many packs of tissues I tend to carry around and I absolutely love to be able to actually find what I’m looking for without having to turn my bag upside down 🙂
I also added an interior zipper pocket and a fabulously easy to install main zipper closure as I’m a great believer in keeping one’s purse contents safe and secure. I used leather straps for one of my bags, but I provide instructions on how to make lovely double-sided fabric straps as well. And, of course, all the rivets are totally optional.
Features of the Zoe Handbag:
four large slip pockets on the exterior
interior zipper pocket
main zipper closure on top
optional leather straps
Please note, this is a MEASURE AND CUT PATTERN meaning all pattern pieces are cut using cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler. No printed templates are needed to make this bag.
12” wide x 11” tall x 4” deep
Materials needed: (fabric requirements are based on 42” wide fabric)
fabric A (main exterior – dark navy in sample) – 3/4 yard
fabric B (exterior pockets – floral in sample) – 1/2 yard
fabric C (lining – light blue in sample) – 3/4 yard
SF 101 interfacing (or other medium weight fusible interfacing of choice) – 2 ¾ yards
one (1) – 18” long metal or nylon zipper
one (1) – 9” long metal or nylon zipper
six (6) – 7mm rivets (optional)
two (2) – 1” squares of canvas or fleece (optional, only needed if adding rivets to you pockets)
You will receive 10 pages of clear, easy to follow step by step instructions and color photos to make this bag.
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.