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Bella Paillette Purse

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Author Gail Seymour
Price $8.00
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This unique purse will get you noticed! Everywhere I carry it I get compliments.

My sample is made with lightweight denim in dark blue. This pattern will work with any light to midweight fabric that will fray. Multiple colors or prints for the paillettes (circles) would be fun too.

Using this same pattern, you can make this bag in faux leather or suede. These fabrics are a little more difficult to work with, but the result is gorgeous! These fabrics are a little more difficult to sew, but give it a try if you like the look. Suggestions for sewing on faux leather and small adjustments for using those fabrics are detailed in the instructions.

Show your creativity with a Paillette Purse of your own!
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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!

by Davis, Rachel
on July 23rd, 2013

LOVE IT! So do my daughters! Easy well written pattern. I'm still dreaming of cutting & stitching circles but oh so worth it! Makes a beautiful purse! Will be making more of these for gifts. The suede one is next for me though!

by Kristy'sCraftyCloset
on August 31st, 2012

Well written pattern. Loved the purse. It was time consuming cutting/stitching all the little circles. But definitely a great pattern.


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2 yds fabric for the outer bag (if using multiple fabrics for your paillettes, read the pattern to determine the amounts you will need of each fabric)

½ yd fabric for lining

1 ½ yds 20” width or ¾ yd 35”+ width
Heavyweight fusible interfacing

14” zipper designed for purses with decorative pull
and zipper stop.
If you can’t find the size or
look you want, get a standard 14” (or longer)
nylon coil zipper.

1Pair purse handles. (Fabric and Craft stores usually have a purse supply section)

Thread to match

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