Annette Handbag & Tote

(13 customer reviews)


Perfect for all occasions, this Satchel Handbag and Commuter Tote are as stylish as they are practical. With a sleek and classic look, this bag features handles, a removable shoulder strap, two exterior pockets and one zippered pocket. Instructions are included for vinyl and woven fabrics, as well as pattern pieces for two bag sizes.

Paper pattern includes Satchel Handbag size only, but a PDF pattern with both sizes is included.




Satchel Handbag: 13” wide • 9” tall • 5” deep
Commuter Tote: 18” wide • 12” tall • 7” deep


  • 1/3 yard 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric
  • 2/3 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
  • 2/3 yard contrasting fabric, woven or vinyl
  • 2/3 yard foam interfacing (Pellon Flexfoam FF77)
  • 1/4 yard fusible heavy stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
  • 3 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • 2/3 yard fusible web (Pellon WonderUnder 805) (optional)
  • Two 1” swivel clips
  • Two 3/4” D-rings
  • Four 1” rectangle rings
  • 16” or longer all-purpose zipper (main compartment)
  • 7” all-purpose zipper (pocket)
  • Fabric glue (Beacon Fabritac)
  • Coordinating thread


  • 1/2 yard 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric
  • 1 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
  • 3/4 yard contrasting fabric, woven or vinyl
  • 1 1/4 yards foam interfacing (Pellon Flexfoam FF77)
  • 3/8 yard fusible heavy stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
  • 4 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • 1 1/4 yards fusible web (Pellon WonderUnder 805) (optional)
  • Four 1” rectangle rings
  • 20” or longer all-purpose zipper (main compartment)
  • 9” all-purpose zipper (pocket)
  • Fabric glue (Beacon Fabritac)
  • Coordinating thread
You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.

You MAY sell bags you make with this pattern.

13 reviews for Annette Handbag & Tote

  1. Robertgam

    For sure, isn’t a perfect place to share my equestrian hobby, but I have to start somewhere, so I thought that this category will be ok.

    Thing for many riders. Some riders do not feel the necessity to use them and
    consider them an unnecessary accessory, while others can’t imagine functioning
    without them. What is the Reality? If you choose to use a rug, which one would be
    acceptable for your horse? It is true that within their
    we need to note that horses working in horse riding don’t have the exact same functioning circumstances as the horses residing in their natural habitat. To start with, horses training below the saddle are usually shaven, which damages
    their natural protective coating against low temperatures. Most time when it is cold outdoors, these horses spend indoors, where they’re not subject to reduced temperatures. The matter of another diet is essential. That is precisely why we can’t expect them to have the immunity that their free brothers have. While
    changing the horses’ customs and surroundings, we will need to provide them with
    protection from the negative effects of e.g. weather. For that very reason we’ve got various types of carpeting. Which kind would be most useful to your horse and
    if to use it? We will try to explain that.

    In stores it is possible to come across these types of carpets:

    Coaching — this kind of rug is set on together with a
    saddle. It will be ideal for colder days. We should mention that
    training with them should not be too exhausting, because your horse might
    have difficulty with losing heat surplus from the body. Dry — usually made of fleece or some other
    material with moisture-absorbing properties. This type of carpets is usually
    used after instruction in order to wash the horse. In stores, you can locate them as
    fleece carpeting. Stable — recommended for shaved horses. They
    should protect the horse from cooling too much, but in the exact same time they
    do not block air flow, so the horse does not sweat. To be used in stalls. It will protect
    your horse from the wind and rain. Made of substances easy to wash. Mostly they’re made to be as watertight as possible. Fly — utilized to protect the horse from insects.
    Usually made of mesh material. This kind of a rug is super useful in the
    summertime, where horses are particularly susceptible to insects’ bites of all
    kinds. Winter —
    carpets using padding. Usually it is possible to pick from a couple
    of thickness of padding for one model. Shipping — to be utilized to safeguard the horse
    during transportation.

    Another thing is to adjust the
    Proper length. Namely, how to select proper size for your own horse. Particular producers have different size markers. It is possible to locate letter sizes (S, M, L etc.),
    centimeters, or inches. There is a rule where for units of length is the length
    of the rug on the horse’s back. This value is crucial for choosing the proper size. E.g. a well-known manufacturer of equestrian equipment Eskadron claims S = 125 cm, M = 135 cm, L = 145 cm, etc.. Of course, it is best when you’re able to take a look at a graph when all the rug’s dimensions are mentioned. Then you
    can make confident a specified size will fit your horse correctly.

    As you can
    See, by using good rug you are able to help your horse in managing unpleasant
    Weather, insects, or protect him during transportation. Additionally, You should not overdo
    The whole carpet item. If you use them if they Aren’t required, you can disturb
    But You Have to remember
    That without a rug once the weather is bad, you undermine your horse e.g. into a
    Higher chance of catching a cold.

  2. Krista F. (verified owner)

    Love all the room in this bag! Great instructions & pattern.

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  3. Darlene walker

    I absoluetely love this bag. I cannot wait to make the bonnie bucket bag next time. Instructions were fabulous

  4. Kristen A (verified owner)

    This is such a fun pattern! This is only the second bag pattern I’ve ever made, and I jumped right in with lots of vinyl and the large commuter size. I took the steps one at a time and it came out great!

  5. Anect Rivas

    It’s a great handbag with two stylish outside pockets. It’s my favorite pattern so far. The most difficult part for me is the handles connectors. It’s fun to play with fabric combinations

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  6. Brittany

    One of my first bag patterns as a beginner. Easy to read and fun to make! The main zipper confused me a little but the Facebook group was eager to help. Love this pattern and company!

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  7. Kristin

    This is an incredibly put together pattern! I love making this one, as the front panel leaves a LOT of room for fun designs or highlighting a part of a print. I chose to connectors from another bag (Blanche) for the bag in my photo. I wouldn’t call this a beginner pattern, but more like intermediate. You want to be comfortable with zipper installation first. This one can be a little tricky, but if you take your time and do it carefully, it will always come out perfect.

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  8. Carrie G (verified owner)

    I made the smaller Annette as my first-ever handbag when I started sewing 2 years ago, and I still get compliments from strangers when I have it on my arm. I love it! I have since learned that instructions in Swoon patterns are excellent, which is one reason I was so successful even on my first attempt. I didn’t know that I’d become addicted to making handbags, so I didn’t even take good photos of it… I was too excited to use it and show it off. Great design and well-written pattern!

  9. Linda (verified owner)

    Love this pattern. I made the large one in leather. There are so many possibilities with this pattern and the instructions are really written so well that it’s a breeze to make

  10. Rachel (verified owner)

    Looks great and I get a ton of compliments about my ’boutique’ bag! Pattern came together nicely, easy to follow instructions.

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  11. Alexis Burnette (verified owner)

    This pattern is great and easy to understand! As long as you’re patient, your bag will turn out perfect. This was the first pattern I’ve bought from swoon, and it definitely isn’t going to be my last.

  12. Kristi B (verified owner)

    Such a great pattern that yields exceptionally professional results. I love the ease at which these patterns go together. They make sewing fun!

  13. Rachel R.

    Great pattern! Came out beautifully the first time. Friends thought it was a designer bag. I consider myself an advanced beginning sewist. You can do this!

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