Newsletter for

June 9, 2015 and

Welcome to Purse Patterns and ePurse Patterns Newsletter for June 9, 2015!

For our regular June Newsletter, we decided to devote this issue to downloadable purse patterns!
Did you know that we have approximately 329 downloadable purse, wallet, and tote patterns currently available, including 6 of my own designs (Henny Penny Patterns)?

What are the advantages of downloading purse patterns instead of buying the printed version?

  • You receive your bag pattern within minutes
  • Instead of taking up valuable space in your sewing room, you can have your PDF patterns organized on your computer
  • If you make a mistake cutting out a pattern piece, just print it again and cut
  • By ordering a downloadable pattern, you are supporting independent designers who may not have the resources to meet the demands of a printing company

How To Downloadable a PDF Purse Pattern

  • Go to a website that offers downloadable bag patterns (such as and find a pattern that you like, carefully reading the pattern description and matching it to your skill level
  • After ordering and paying for your pattern, within a short period of time you will receive the link to your new pattern - at ePurse Patterns, you have 72 hours or 3 attempts at downloading
  • Download the pattern to your computer, making sure that it is printed out at full scale (100%)
  • Print out the pattern pieces ( the entire pattern will be in PDF format so use software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader)and follow instructions included for taping these pieces together - if you wish, you can also print out the instructions for making your new bag OR take your tablet, laptop, etc. to your sewing room

Nine New PDF Purse Patterns by Sew Sweetness Just In!

I just love the new Soda Pop Bag Pattern! Do you see the circular "pop" of color at the bottom of the bag? That is made with your favorite fabric showing through decorative grommets - how fun is that?

Soda Pop Bag Pattern in PDF by Sew Sweetness
The Soda Pop Bag Pattern by Sew Sweetness

Beatnick Waist Bag Pattern -The Beatnick Waist Bag Pattern is a stylish version of the waist bag with two front flap pockets and a secure back zipper pocket.

Crimson and Clover Train Cases Pattern - The Crimson and Clover Train Cases Pattern has instructions and photos to make travel train cases in three different sizes!

Velocity Girl Bag Pattern -The Velocity Girl Bag Pattern has lots of compartments to help you stay organized throughout your day!

Accordion Bag Pattern - The Accordion Bag Pattern is for the confident beginner and features a pleated flap with magnetic snap closure.

Camp StitchALot Pattern
Camp StitchALot Bag Pattern in PDF from Sew Sweetness

The Camp StitchaLot bag pattern by Sew Sweetness is a large bag that has a specific purpose: toting all of your crafting or sewing supplies with you wherever you go! Although it would also be perfect for an art student, I designed this with the weekend sewing retreat in mind. Features of this bag pattern include outer pockets for a 12” x 18” cutting mat, books or magazines, and/or quilt rulers. The front pocket has a handy flap flap and optional decorative button. To get to all of your other crafting supplies, the bag opens up completely flat so you can see everything at a glance! There are 4 inner zippered pockets made from clear vinyl which can be customized to fit smaller sections of supplies just by topstitching the vinyl. Finished size is 20" long x 14" tall.

On Sale

Purse patterns on sale from 20% to 50% off!

Interchangeable Bag Pattern by Ellen Medlock - On Sale!
The Interchangeable Bag Pattern Kit (Comes with silver colored kiss closure!)

The Interchangeable 3 Bag pattern kit by Ellen Medlock has a frame/handle that is interchangeable - just make several bags with the pattern and slip it on the frame! There are easy to follow directions, pattern pieces, and a metal frame/handle. Finished size is approximately 6" wide across the top tapering to 8" wide at the bottom by 9" high by 2" deep. Chain is not included and is optional.



Featured Downloadable Pattern for June - The Brief Encounter Bag Pattern by Charlie's Aunt!

The Brief Encounter Bag Pattern in PDF by Charlie's Aunt

The Brief Encounter Bag Pattern by Charlie's Aunt
Version of The Brief Encounter Bag Pattern made in a cotton blend, single fabric style

The Brief Encounter Bag Pattern by Charlie's Aunt has a unique and elegant curved shape with soft pleating on the front and back of the purse. There is a feminine, stylized bow trim and this handbag can be made from either one or two contrasting fabrics. Depending on the fabric, this can either be a dressy bag or the perfect everyday purse! Instructions are given to make a large inside pocket with a divider and the finished size is - Height 14” (35cm), Width 14” (35cm), Base width 3.5” (9cm).

Materials Needed: 2/3 yard (60cm) of 60” (154cm) wide or 1 yard (95cm) of 44” (112cm) wide exterior fabric

  • To make with a contrast top and bow:
  • 1/2 yard (45cm) of 60” (154cm) or3/4 yard (65cm) of 44” (112cm) wide main exterior fabric
  • 1/4 yard (25cm) of 60” (154cm) or 1/3 yard of (112cm) wide contrast fabric
  • For all combinations:
  • 3/4 yard (65cm) of 44” (112cm) wide lining fabric
  • 2/3 yard (50cm) of 44” (112cm) wide firm sew-in interfacing
  • 2/3 yard (65cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing
  • Piece of plastic canvas approx. 10” x 3” (25cm x 8cm)
  • 1 magnetic snap
  • You will also need:
  • Sticky tape (to join pattern templates)
  • Fabric marker pen, pencil or chalk

More Downloadable Purse Patterns from Sew Sweetness!

ByeBye Love Bag Pattern -The Byebye Love Bag Pattern is a perfectly sized everyday bag with a front flap pocket, double handles, and a back zippered pocket.

Ansel Camera Bag Pattern
Ansel Camera Bag Pattern in PDF by Sew Sweetness

Aragon Bag Pattern - The Aragon Bag has full instructions for a large tote bag with lots of pockets.


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