Julie Ring Top Handbag
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Julie Ring Top Handbag

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Julie is a modernized blast from the past that’ll take you back to the disco days. This is a large handbag that features two pleated slip pockets, one inside and one on the exterior. The instructions walk you through how to make and sew your own round handbag handles, or you can use premade wooden, bamboo or even plastic handles. The pattern includes an optional removable shoulder strap.


Product Description


Handbag: 16″ wide, 12.5″ tall, 4.5″ deep


  • 1 yard 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
  • 5 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • Two 1/2” O-rings or D-rings (optional)
  • Two 1” swivel clips (optional)
  • Two 20” lengths of 3/8” outer diameter (1/4” inner diameter) vinyl tubing
  • Two 1” lengths of 1/4” outer diameter vinyl tubing
  • OR two 6-7” diameter premade round bag handles (skip the vinyl tubing)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Erasable marking pen
You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.

You MAY sell bags you make with this pattern.

2 reviews for Julie Ring Top Handbag

  1. 5 out of 5


    I had the privilege to test this bag for Alicia! It is yet another great sew! The instructions are clear and concise. It’s so important to go step by step and not skip around, or you will miss something. Alicia leaves nothing out to get you confused, as long as YOU follow the directions! The most difficult part is top stitching around the handle, but if you take your time and get as close as you can with a zipper foot or smaller, you’ll be very pleased with the results. There are great instructions for making your own handles, or if you’re lazy like I am sometimes, you can buy pre-made ring handles and they work great too!

    One of the things I love about Swoon is that some of the bags have a cool vintage vibe, but with modern fabrics, they turn into something of their own! Very well written and another great add to the Swoon family!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Julie is my 4th Swoon bag. It might be that I am improving with my bag making skills; regardless, I really enjoyed making her! The instructions are clear, concise and well written. I am a visual learner and struggle without lots of photos, but by reading and rereading the instructions she came together quite quickly for me.
    In fact I like her so much another one is 3/4 made.
    I’m now looking forward to choosing my next pattern

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