Evelyn Handbag & Market Tote

(6 customer reviews)


Evelyn is an easy to sew zipper-top tote and handbag with a soft, modern shape. You can coordinate fabrics for the decorative overlays or easily omit them for a simpler look. Handle lengths are designed to comfortably fit over your shoulder or in the crook of the elbow. Both bag sizes feature an interior zippered pocket.

Printed paper pattern includes Tote Size only.


Printed paper pattern also includes a downloadable PDF pattern.




Handbag: 12″ wide, 10.5″ tall, 4.5″ deep
Market Tote: 15″ wide, 13.5″ tall, 5.75″ deep


  • 1 yard 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric (1/2 yard for Handbag size)
  • 1 1/2 yards 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric (1 yard for Handbag size)
  • 1/2 yard foam interfacing (Soft & Stable, or 1 1/2 yards Pellon Flex-Foam)
    You can use Pellon Thermolam and Shape-flex SF101 in place of foam interfacing
  • 3 yards fusible woven interfacing (2 yards for Handbag size) (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • 1/4 yard fusible stiff stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
  • 16” (or longer) handbag zipper (14” for Handbag size)
  • 9″ all purpose zipper (7″ for Handbag size)
  • Four 1 1/2” rectangle rings (1” for Handbag size)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Erasable marking pen
  • Fabric glue, optional (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 Evelyn Handbag & Market Tote

  1. Anne-Marie Jennings

    Amazingly easy. Wonderful stash buster. People can not believe it was handmade. I have made both sizes . Good job.

  2. Anonymous

    This is my favourite !! The shape is perfect. The pattern is easy to follow and i will make more of it.

  3. Carol (verified owner)

    I really like this style of bag, and I love that a person can personalize it by adding or subtracting any of the outside handle pieces. And it can be made in vinyl or fabric. People can’t believe I made it!

  4. Jacquelyn

    Everything is fantastic about this bag!! The size (both options), the shape, the recessed zipper, all of it comes together to create a great bag!

    Once again a well-written, easy to follow pattern. This is one of those ones that once you are getting ready to turn it right side out, you’ll stun yourself that, yes you did just make that!!

  5. Kim (verified owner)

    Great pattern, great bag! Easy to follow instructions. Looking forward to sewing more Swoon Patterns.

  6. Reece

    Evelyn is such a fantastic bag! I love the versatility! The recessed zipper is done in an easy to follow method. The overlays and unique connectors set it apart from other totes.

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