Annette Handbag & Tote

(12 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.

12 reviews for Annette Handbag & Tote

  1. Krista F. (verified owner)

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

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  2. Darlene walker

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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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  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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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