Brooklyn Handbag & Traveler

Rated 4.91 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

$5.95$9.95

Classic and professional with downtown edge, this bag combines high-end detail with practical functionality. The extra long zipper opens wide for easy access while the side clips provide its stylish figure. This bag features an optional removable shoulder strap and interior zippered pocket. Two sizes included.

Printed paper pattern also includes a downloadable pattern.

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Description

SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

  • Handbag: 11″ x 7″ x 5″
  • Traveler: 16″ x 10″ x 7″

Materials Needed for 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

Materials Needed for 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
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: 3/4
You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.

You MAY sell bags you make with this pattern.

11 reviews for Brooklyn Handbag & Traveler

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    simaskova.andrea (verified owner)

    I love this bag!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anita (verified owner)

    Big fan of your patterns, as always details with many simple directions ❤️❤️

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gloria Bonham (verified owner)

    I have made the Brooklyn bag only once but believe me I’ll be making this bag many more times. These patterns are so easy to follow. If you haven’t joined the Swoon facebook group you’re missing some of the best bag making advice from some talented ladies.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jo (verified owner)

    I find this quite tricky to make, never the less have made 5 of them!
    Haven’t made the traveller yet, on my to do list.
    I find the side connectors difficult so end up just doing them double thickness vinyl without the edges turned it. I also leave off the shoulder strap.
    It’s quite a small bag so may up size it a bit next time, maybe 120%.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! I’ve only made 2 of the traveler sizes so far – both in waterproof canvas and cork. The handbag size is definitely on my to-do list! The pattern allows for a lot of creativity for fabric choices, pockets and handle options. It is incredibly well-written. It is an easy bag to sew but the results are so professional looking.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy (verified owner)

    I love making this bag!! The pattern is very well written, and a easy pattern for such an amazing finished product. It looks hard, but it isn’t. Comes with two different sizes.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sylvia Stoltz

    Makes a handsome bag! I love the pattern. Finished the larger traveler bag. Used a soft brown upholstery fabric with dark brown vinyl for contrast. Giving it to my son to keep his medical stuff for nursing school.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mallory Chapin (verified owner)

    I love this purse. This is the first structured bag I’ve ever made. I was a little intimidated at first but the pattern was very well written and it was easier than I expected.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tonni

    The Brooklyn Bag was Swoon’s contribution in the Bag of the Month group. The structure and look of the bag make it look a little intimidating. Do not hesitate to make this bag. It was one of the easiest bags I have ever made. The instructions are excellent and there are plenty of pictures to guide you along. I made the Traveler size for my niece and liked it so much I made one for myself. And my niece was thrilled — it was not just a plain old tote bag. This bag has character.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathy (verified owner)

    I made the handbag .. you also get the traveler too! Pattern is written with clear instructions. Has instructions for woven and vinyl.Take your time and this will be beautiful when done. Attaching bottom just use lots of pins/clips and stitch slowly. There are some thicknesses to sew when making this. Having the correct needle makes it easier. Has inside zipper pocket. I can’t wait to do another!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chantel (verified owner)

    The Brooklyn is so much fun to sew and the finished bag ends up looking amazing. Even my teenage daughters were impressed and each of them asked for one of their own. I was a little intimidated and went slowly on the first one, but it doesn’t take long to get the hang of it and get hooked. I bought the pattern 3 weeks ago and I’m already finishing up my 9th Brooklyn Traveler – they make great gifts! Alicia’s photo tutorial is incredibly helpful…you’ll pick up some awesome tips and tricks.

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