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The Aivilo Pocket Handbag

Format PDF (Download Only)
Author Aivilo Charlotte Designs
Price $7.99
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Basic sewing skills will help you make this pocket tote in no time. As useful as it is beautiful, this bag features both interior and exterior pockets to hold all of your important items!

The bottom section on the outside make easily accessible pockets . The interior is fully lined in a coordinating fabric. Interior pockets are great for holding your cell phone, a spare pen (don't you hate it when you can't find a pen?), and your wallet - or whatever else you choose to store! Also includes an option for a zipper closure.

Pocket placement is fully customizable - you decide how many pockets you want, and what size to make them! You can even add an extra row of pockets if you prefer. A magnetic closure is a convenient way to keep contents secure.

*Bonus: Free Key Chain Pouch Wallet Ebook included.

The Aivilo Tote ranges from 11" wide x 7.5" tall x 4" deep in the small size to 17" wide x 11.5" tall x 4" deep in the extra large size, and works wonderfully as a purse or small carry-all - it even works as a great, stylish diaper bag!

Four different sizes are offered!

9 pages
22 photos

Required Yardages Small Medium Large Extra Large

Exterior Fabric ½ yard ½ yard 5/8 yard 5/8 yard

Exterior Pocket Fabric ½ yard ½ yard ½ yard ½ yard

Lining Fabric ½ yard 2/3 yard 1 yard 1 yard

45" Décor Bond fusible interfacing

½ yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard


22* medium weight fusible interfacing

1 ½ yard 2yards 2 yards 2 yards

Assumes 44/45 inch wide fabric.

· Coordinating thread

· Erasable fabric marker or pencil.

· Sewing gauge

· Magnetic snap closure (you can find these in the bag making section of most fabric stores) OR

· (OPTIONAL) Zipper (2" longer than the width of your lining fabric) and zipper-foot

by Davis, Nancy
on May 24th, 2016

Great pattern with a lot of great color pictures to guide you along the way. So many variations possible. I put a zipper in mine, and the directions for that were easy.

by Prado, Eleanor
on August 27th, 2013


by Pressnell, Korie
on April 7th, 2013

A great purse! I've made several of these as gifts. Everyone always loves them and all the pockets!

by crookston, jenn
on November 27th, 2012

such a great bag. My girls have all loved theirs and the pattern goes together very easily. Thank you!

by Sipe, Kelli
on October 23rd, 2012

Great bag. Easy to understand directions and sews together beautifully.

by Leaper, Susan
on June 15th, 2012

Using this pattern AGAIN for teachers' gifts! Thanks for a great pattern with super instructions! Love that there are so many sizes!

by Crumpton, Rosa
on May 30th, 2012

Very cute bag. I love the design and that there are many variations and sizes. A few of the directions were a bit unclear and I had to re-read several times before understanding.

by Warner, Cathy
on May 14th, 2012

Every one of the Aivilo bags I've purchased has wonderful style, great instructions and a reasonable price. I've purchased quite a few of them and still look forward for more releases. This one is just a cut above the competition!

by Mann, Camie
on March 30th, 2012

Simple quick bag with lots of room for personalizing. Great as a gift for teachers, etc. Good size for books and supplies, etc.

by Reali, Patricia
on March 2nd, 2012

This was an easy pattern to follow, and I like that it comes in varying sizes. I unfortunately underestimated the size I needed, so made my bag too small, but that is my fault and not the pattern. I will be makin gmore of these in varying sizes - I am hoping that the largest size will be a good beach tote!

by Whelan, Tricia
on January 16th, 2012

This bag is awesome. I have been making them as end of year Teacher gifts and I think the teachers are starting to fight over my sons now, LOL. Easy to put together and change up the size to whatever you want.

by seaman, teresa
on January 12th, 2012

great bag

by Itashka
on August 1st, 2001

This is really a great pattern. It goes together so smoothly. The directions are very clear. I have made three of these bags already and have plans on making more. Thanks for such a great pattern.

by Grace
on August 1st, 2001

A friend and I made bags together this past week. This pattern is fun and easy to make. You can be creative with your own fabric and design choice for your own bag. Have fun sewing!

by Jreamey
on August 1st, 2001

This pattern is easy to follow and the finished tote is amazingly cute! I've made 2 already and adjusted the size of the second one (which was easy to do). I love these totes. Highly recommend this ebook as the directions are easy to follow with great pictures too!

by Rhonda
on August 1st, 2001

Great pattern for beginners! I am new to sewing, and I made the small size for my 6 year old daughter. The directions are well written and easy to follow. I have plans to make 2 more in the large size for myself and my teenager. I highly recommend this pattern :)

by Jenna Hansen
on August 1st, 2001

I just made this bag over the weekend, and it turned out great the first time! I had a questions, and emailed the author, she got back to me in a day, and had the answer i was looking for! I plan on making many more bags for my friends, they all loved it! Thank you!!!! <3 :)

by Tina Brown
on August 1st, 2001

A great pattern. Easy to follow instructions and the final product makes you look like a pro


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