Matilda Bag Pattern *


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The Matilda Bag Pattern by Jess Goldman of Bananafana is a practical front flap handbag but with a unique flair!  The front flap is the perfect place to spotlight your focus fabrics and there is a shoulder strap and convenient pockets.  Finished size is 15"W x 29"H (including handle) x 6"D.

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric #1 - 1 1/4 yard for the bag, lining, flap, pockets, and strap
  • Fabric #2 - 1 1/4 yards for the bag, lining, flap, pockets and strap
  • Felted Wool Flower Embellishment (felted wool or felt) -
  • 10" square for the large flower petals
  • 8" square for the small flower petals
  • 7" square for the leaves
  • 12" x 2" strip for the ruffle inspired flower center
  • Interfacing - 1 yard of stiff iron on interfacing (the stiffer it is the harder it is to sew)
  • 1 1/2 yards of fleece iron on interfacing (soft)
  • Other Materials -
  • Two packages of 1/2" wide maxi piping in a coordinating color OR Wrap and Fuse piping and the fabric necessary to cover the piping
  • 1 large broach or button at least 2" wide for the flower center
  • 2 swivel clips and 2 decorative rings for the strap
  • 1 sew on invisible magnet (Dritz brand - about 1" square)

  • Model: BF111
  • Brand: Bananafana

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