Bag of the Month Club: Brooklyn Handbag & Traveler

I’ve been dying to share my contribution to Bag of the Month Club. And I finally can! Here is the May pattern, it’s been added to all BOMC membership accounts.

If you aren’t a member, click here to sign up!

I designed this pattern with the intention of looking like a high-class store-bought handbag, but also being relatively easy to sew. While there are a few finicky parts, I think I accomplished my goal. This pattern includes instructions and separate pattern pieces for either woven or vinyl accents.

Introducing the Brooklyn Handbag & Traveler…

Brooklyn is currently only available as part of the Bag of the Month Club, but will be released singly for all in July 2016, in both PDF and paper format.

I’ll be hosting a real-time sew-along for this pattern in the Bag of the Month Club Facebook Group on Thursday, May 5. I hope you’ll join us!

Material requirements:

Handbag size:

• 1/4 yard (25cm) (or fat quarter) 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric
• 1/2 yard (50cm) 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
• 1/3 yard (35cm) contrasting fabric, woven or vinyl
• 1/2 yard (50cm) foam interfacing (Pellon Flexfoam FF77)
• 1/2 yard (50cm) fusible heavy stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
• 2 yards (2m) fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
• 1/2 yard (50cm) fusible web (optional) (Pellon Wonder-Under 805)
• Four 3/4” (20mm) swivel clips (2 if skipping optional shoulder strap)
• Four 3/4” (20mm) D-rings (2 if skipping optional shoulder strap)
• Four 3/4” (20mm) rectangle rings
• 12” (30cm) all-purpose zipper (main compartment)
• 7” (18cm) all-purpose zipper (zippered pocket)
• Fabric glue (Beacon Fabritac)
• Coordinating thread

Traveler size:

• 1/3 yard (35cm) 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric
• 2/3 yard (65cm) 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
• 5/8 yard (55cm) contrasting fabric, woven or vinyl
• 2/3 yard (65cm) foam interfacing (Pellon Flexfoam FF77)
• 1/2 yard (50cm) fusible heavy stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
• 3 yards (3m) fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
• 1/2 yard (50cm) fusible web (optional) (Pellon Wonder-Under 805)
• Two 3/4” (20mm) swivel clips
• Two 1” (25mm) swivel clips (optional shoulder strap)
• Four 3/4” (20mm) D-rings (2 if skipping optional shoulder strap)
• Four 1” (25mm) rectangle rings
• 18” (46cm) all-purpose zipper (main compartment)
• 9” (23cm) all-purpose zipper (zippered pocket)
• Fabric glue (Beacon Fabritac)
• Coordinating thread

Jennifer Greene at Sincerely Jen made both sizes in Tula Pink’s Chipper

These were made by Erin Morris at Diedelbug Handmade in
glitter vinyl and the brand new Tall Tales line by Birch Fabrics

These two I made in Art Gallery fabrics; April Rhodes Wanderer and printed denim

Melissa Magruder’s Handbag size in Alison Glass
Visit her at Sew Sweet Melissa

Camila Mayumi’s Handbag size with optional shoulder strap

Elizabeth Bolton made both sizes and used
woven linen for the handles and accents

Justina McBride at Accents by Meme Mae also used woven fabric
for the handles and accents and Tula Pink Chipper for the exterior

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Michelle at Barabooboo made this Handbag sized Brooklyn with glitter vinyl

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