Mabel Vintage Handbag

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


This free sewing pattern was designed and written for Pellon. Mabel is an adorable little handbag inspired by vintage box purses of the 40’s. This bag is roomy enough to carry your everyday essentials while still looking sleek and retro-stylish. It’s also the perfect size for a lunch bag with Pellon® Insul-fleece™ basted or quilted to the lining pieces, or as a cosmetics bag by using laminated or nylon fabric as the lining.




9″ wide, 6″ tall, 3.5″ deep


  • 1/2 yd 44″ wide quilting weight fabric for exterior
  • 1/2 yard 44″ wide quilting weight lining fabric
  • 2 yards fusible Pellon® Shape-flex® SF101 interfacing
  • 1 yard sew-in Pellon® Peltex® 70 stabilizer
  • 1 magnetic snap or turn lock
  • Coordinating thread
  • Erasable marking pen
  • Fabric glue (Beacon Fabri-tac)
You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.

You MAY sell bags you make with this pattern.

2 reviews for Mabel Vintage Handbag

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jello (verified owner)

    My first bag looks great. Even my thread work is not good. The end result is great! I got compliment evrywhere. I wish this has zipper closure so my stuff is secure. Oh well, there is always the next project.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    dburgd99 (verified owner)

    This is an awesome little purse !

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