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Amelia Purse with Shoulder Straps and Zipper

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Author Gail Seymour
Price $8.00
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The contrast options in the Amelia Pattern let you make the creative purse of your dreams! The pattern includes instructions for a pleated body or flat body and optional fabric flower embellishment.

If a large print is your focus, use the flat body version to highlight the fabric. Using a smaller print or interesting texture? Use the pleat version to add style. If you want extra punch, add fabric flowers with decorative button centers for a one of a kind bag.

An easy zipper installation allows you to close your purse securely so nothing will fall out. The inside of the purse is fully lined and no raw edges are exposed.

The pattern instructs you how to make straps from fabric, or if desired, you can buy ready-made handles from the fabric or craft store and use those to save stitches and time.

The finished purse is medium sized, about 12" wide by 12" tall, base is 4" deep.

Show your creativity with an Amelia Purse from Gaila Designs

Patterns by Gaila Designs

This detailed pattern will take you step-by-step through the construction of the bag. Every step is described and a full color photograph is provided to illustrate the step. No assuptions of skill are made (other than operating your sewing machine!) and each step is brief and logically stated in large print.

I have been sewing for interiors for over 20 years and have attended numerous classes, seminars and other instructional venues. I hope that sharing my experience with you in making beautiful items for your home will give you much pleasure and lessen frustration with trying to 'figure out' how to make an item without instructions.

I also offer sewing tips and brief tutorials on my blog at

Questions or concerns about the pattern are welcome!


Permissions for pattern use

If you would like to use this pattern to create cases to sell online or elsewhere, that is permissable. Please include a note of credit for the pattern source and a link to my Craftsy store. Individual pieces sewn by you are wonderful, no mass production is permitted.

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1/2 yard fabric for main purse body
1/2 yard fabric for contrast
1/2 yard fabric for lining
3/4 - 1 yard of heavyweight interfacing
14" zipper
1 pair purse handles OR
4 rings for straps you make from contrast fabric.
Fusible web - 2 pieces 8 1/2 x 11 or equivalent
buttons for flower centers

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