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The Curved Handbag

This is a PDF SEWING PATTERN - READY TO DOWNLOAD -NOT a finished item.



See the amazing video by Chanova from That's Sew Nova


The Curved Handbag - Ready to download


The Curved Handbag can be used Day or Night.


The curved top open and closes easily, like a pillow gift box, with an inside divided slip pocket.


Can be made with a carrying handle and a adjustable strap, instructions for both are included. Also for a removable sturdy bottom and purse feet.


This bag can be made by a confident beginner, but still challenging enough, that an experienced sewer will enjoy making it.


Fully lined with no exposed seams.


Make it for yourself, family, friends or to sell.


Sewing level: Confident beginner


8 1/2" (22 cm) wide at bottom
11" (28 cm) wide at top

8" (20,5 cm) high
4"inches (10,5 cm) deep


Pattern Features:

Step by step tutorial with lots of color photos of every step

Measurements in both Metric ( meter, centimeters) and Imperial (yards, inches)

Full size computer drawn pattern pieces

Seam allowance is included in pattern pieces

Test square for printing

Material list

Cutting instructions

Check boxes in every step

Color coded labels to pin to your fabric as you cut it

Numbered pages


Material List:

Outer front fabric - 22" wide x 14" high (56 cm wide x 36 cm high)

Lining fabric - 42" wide x 14" high ( 1,07 m wide x 36 cm high)


Faux leather/vinyl (twist lock strap, bottom and handle)

19" x 13" (48 cm x 33 cm)


Pellon (911FF) OR SF(101)

20" (50 cm) wide = 2 yards (2 m)

44" (112 cm) wide = 7/8 yard (80 cm)


Fusible fleece, Pellon (973F) - 20" x 17" (51 cm x 44 cm)


Pellon Peltex (71F) - Ultra firm (one side fusible) - 26" x 14" (66 cm x 36 cm)


Optional (contrast fabric for adjustable strap)

42" x 8" (1,07 m x 20 cm)


Optional (for adjustable strap)

1 Slider - inner width - 1" (2,5 cm)

2 Swivel clasp hooks - inner width - 1" (2,5 cm)


2 Swivel clasp hooks (for handle) - inner width - 3/4" (2 cm)

2 D-rings - inner width - 3/4" (2 cm)


Optional - 4 purse feet - 15 mm nail head


Double-sided tape - 1/4" (8 mm) wide = 1 yard (1 m)

4 sets of rivets + tools to attach rivets (to secure handle)

1 Twist lock with prongs


Optional (for sturdy bottom)

Corrugated plastic, foam board - 9" x 4" (23 cm x 10 cm)


This is a pattern of Sewn Ideas.


No refund because it is a digital file, but if there were some technical problems I can Email the file to you.

The Curved Handbag

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