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Here’s a two-in-one sewing pattern to sew a shoulder purse with contrast stitching detail, or a clutch with rear slip-through handle. The designer recommends that you use wool felt fabric when making her delightful bag.
The Cute Constance shoulder bag is the ultimate ready to go small messenger-style bag. A versatile purse making pattern, simple to sew with a touch of couture to finish professionally. This shoulder bag can even be made into a cute little clutch purse if you prefer. Both are possible with the same pattern.
The classic quilt style look on the front and back of Constance is easily achieved using a bold stitch in a contrasting thread or with a sewn-on narrow leather/cloth tape. And don’t worry as the designer will provide the template for you to match those quilt lines and finish in the color of your choice.
Of course, if the quilted look isn’t for you, leave off that element and keep the purse clean and classic.
Just imagine a vibrant
red on red, or a rich contrasting navy on cobalt blue or even a black on white
to match your Sunday best? The Cute Constance really is a catwalk
show stopper. With a darted front to allow for that extra bit of room for your
bits ‘n’ bobs and a shoulder strap that can be made to suit your desired length
or a slip-through clutch handle subtly fixed to the back. What more could you
When you have finished making yourself a Cute Constance bag it will measure approximately 26”(66 cm) high including the handles, or 6¾” (17½ cm) high excluding the handles, 10” (25 cm) wide and ¾” (1¼ cm) deep.
This sewing pattern has been designed for a non-fraying double-faced fabric with good body. Using a quality 100% wool felt will give the Cute Constance good posture and a luxurious lifelong feel and one that will last for many seasons. You won’t also have to worry about any fraying or selvedges. Wool felt can easily be sewn on a domestic sewing machine with a walking foot or Teflon coated foot.
What you will need to make the Cute Constance
- 39.4″ (100 cm) by 11.8″ (30 cm) of a 0.12″ (3 mm) wool felt,
- 197″ (5 m) by 0.12″ (3 mm) width contrasting leather/cloth tape or you can choose to stitch the quilt lines in a self-colored or contrasting thread,
- Two 1″ (2.5 cm) (internal measurement) welded O rings,
- One 0.6″ (1.5 cm) metal snap fastener/popper/press-stud,
- Self-colored or invisible thread,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
As a beginner to intermediate sewer who can read pattern instructions, cut out from a template and sew competently you will find the Cute Constance Messenger bag a straightforward and simple to sew experience.
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