The Belita Bag

As a self-proclaimed handbag junkie, I couldn’t be more pleased to share the latest addition to Pellon®’s project library. The Belita Bag is a fashion savvy, sturdy and unique handbag that can be easily customized by using various prints, colors and textures. Designer Linda Matthews lays out easy-to-follow instructions for this advanced pattern so that sewists of all skill-levels should be able to rise to the challenge.


The Belita Bag
This small handbag is just the right size to carry your necessities whether you are off to lunch or out to dinner. The bold design is the perfect opportunity to showcase your favorite fabrics and the rigid structure will hold the shape of the bag.

Materials Needed
— 1/4 yard Main Fabric
— 1/4 yard Contrasting Fabric
— 1/4 yard Lining Fabric
— 3/8 yard Pellon® 72F Peltex® II
— 3/8 yard Pellon® 805 Wonder-Under®
— 3/8 yard Pellon® 809 Décor-Bond®
— 1/2″ magnetic purse snap
— Small purse handles approximately 6″ – 8″ wide
— Large decorative button
— Thread

Tools Needed
— Sewing Machine & Related Supplies
— Rotary Cutter & Related Supplies
— Craft Knife
— Pencil

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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LindaMatthewsLinda is a textile artist, designer and teacher. She uses a combination of traditional textile art techniques, mixed media, and contemporary digital processes to create art that is vibrant with color and texture.

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