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Caitlyn Handbag

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Author Betz White
Price $12.95
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The Caitlyn Handbag is sized just right for everyday and uniquely styled with peek-a-boo pleats. Instructions included to "Make New" with a combination of organic cotton prints or "Make Do" with a stash of vintage neckties for a one-of-a-kind retro bag. Bag has a magnetic snap closure and interior pocket. This pattern is part of my Make New or Make Do™ sewing pattern collection.

My 13-page printable PDF instructions include color photographs, detailed diagrams, glossary and all the assembly directions you'll need to make the Caitlyn Handbag (14" W x 10" H x 2" D).

by Buckner, Lisa
on January 27th, 2013

I made this handbag in just a couple hours. Instructions are easy to follow.


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Materials you'll need to make the Caitlyn Handbag:
1/3 yd of 45” wide Main fabric (Light to mid-weight fabrics, such as quilting cottons, twill canvas, decorator fabrics, linens.)
1/4 yd of 45” wide Contrast - 1 fabric (for band)
1/4 yd of 45” wide Contrast - 2 fabric (for pleats, flap and strap)
1/3 yd of 45” wide Lining fabric (Light weight fabrics, such as quilting cottons, broadcloth and shirting)
1 yd of 20” wide woven cotton fusible interfacing
1 magnetic snap, 1/2” diameter
optional button

For the "Make Do" necktie version, you'll need 6-10 neckties, depending on their widths, plus lining, interfacing and notions listed above.