Caitlyn Handbag

Caitlyn Handbag Sewing Pattern

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Pattern available as a downloadable PDF

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.

Skill Level: Eager Intermediate

You have taken a few sewing classes or have sewn from a sewing pattern before. You’ve completed several projects and are eager to try new techniques.

Printed pattern Details: This pattern is available in printed form at retailers near you.

Digital Pattern Details: Printable PDF instructions include color photographs, pattern templates, detailed diagrams, glossary and all the assembly directions you’ll need to make the Caitlyn Handbag.

Finished Dimensions: 14″ W x 10″ H x 2″ D

Materials you’ll need to make the Caitlyn Handbag:
⅓ yd of 45” wide Main fabric (Light to mid-weight fabrics, such as quilting cottons, twill canvas, decorator fabrics, linens.)
¼ yd of 45” wide Contrast – 1 fabric (for band)
¼ yd of 45” wide Contrast – 2 fabric (for pleats, flap and strap)
⅓ 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, ½” 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.


  • Diana Kidd

    Precious bag! BUT, are those really the correct measurements for the bag? It looks a lot bigger than the 10x4x2″ listed.

    • You found a typo! It should be 14″ not 4″.

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