Zippered Purse FREE Pattern

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This Zippered Purse FREE pattern is for a casual bag that can be made of bouclé and leather.  It closes with magnetic snaps and is extremely versatile!  The template and tutorial were published in Burda Style Magazine website.  It also includes instructions to make the cute tassle shown in the picture.




Link to Zippered Purse FREE Pattern



Detach the chains to make a clutch! But first, here is what you’ll need to make yours:


You’ll Need

– Exterior Fabric (this example was made using Bouclé and Leather)
– Buckram (coarse linen or other stiffened cloth)
– 3 zippers, each 25 cm (10″) long
– Thread
– Pins
– Scissors
– Ruler
– Bias tape
– Leather glue
– 4 magnetic snaps
– Large metal jump rings
– Ball-point pen
– Chain
– Fusible web
– Clips
– Pliers
– Pendant pattern (download for free here)


The Nylon Metallic Zipper is a great option for this project! It looks like metal, but you can sew over it.

Don’t let your fear of zipper installation or inexperience with pocket construction  stop you from making your bag! The Crativelive class Build Your Own Tote: Custom Exteriors will show you tricks and techniques for getting professional-looking results. CreativeLive live broadcast classes are free.  Review their live broadcast schedule and sign up for the ones you like.


Build a Tote: Custom Exteriors

from: Creativelive

Happy Sewing,


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