Donna Vintage Handbag

(6 customer reviews)


The first vintage pattern released in the Swoon Vintage Collection, Donna is a small 60’s inspired handbag. She features a cute exterior slip pocket, inside zippered pocket and handles perfect for wearing in the crook of the elbow, Jackie O style.

Currently only available as a downloadable pattern.




7” tall, 11” wide, 5” deep


  • 2/3 yard 44” wide exterior fabric, quilting weight
  • 1 yard 44” wide lining fabric, quilting weight
  • 2 1/2 yards 4/32” cotton cording (or premade piping)
  • 1/2 yard 58” wide foam interfacing (Soft & Stable, or 1 yard Pellon FF77)
  • 1 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shape-flex SF101)
  • 14” handbag zipper (Main Compartment)
  • 6” all-purpose zipper (Zippered Pocket)
  • Four 3/4” rectangle rings or 1” o-rings
  • Coordinating thread
  • 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.

6 reviews for Donna Vintage Handbag

  1. Janet (verified owner)

    Very easy to sew together and unique. All my friends like it and want one

  2. Christine

    Great pattern and little versatile bag! Drop in lining is a challenge and I had to sew the two top seams together from between the exterior and lining to prevent the lining from sagging. Otherwise it’s and awesome design!

    Donna Vintage Handbag
  3. Amy (verified owner)

    It came together perfectly. Loved the pattern, and love the bag!

  4. Donna (verified owner)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this bag. Was easy to make and has inspired me to make more bags. And to think all of my bags will be one of a kinds because of my fabric and hardware choices. I’ll never see anyone else with MY BAGS. Thank you Swoon. Keep them coming. I just ordered some more and can’t wait to make them.

  5. Christina (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this bag, the pattern is so easy to follow, and the finish product looks stunning. I made a travel set, consisting of the levi utility bag, the donna vintage bag, and the Dakota tablet clutch. All in the same matching fabrics, they look very professional.

  6. Nicole

    I love this bag! It is the perfect size and it sews up really quickly. The slip pocket on the front is genius and really adds to the character. I will be making many more of these! Thank you for the great pattern!!

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