Vivian Handbag & Traveler

(7 customer reviews)


Vivian has a classic vintage style with a modern appeal. The handbag size is ideal to use daily as a large purse. The traveler can carry everything you need for your next adventure (and probably more). Two exterior slip pockets are perfect for your keys and phone, and one lining zippered pocket for extra organization.


Printed paper pattern also includes a downloadable PDF pattern.




Handbag: 12” wide, 9” tall, 5” deep
Traveler: 17” wide, 12.5” tall, 7” deep


  • 2/3 yard 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric (1 1/3 yards for Traveler)
  • 1 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric (1 2/3 yards for Traveler)
  • 2 1/2 yards 5/32” cotton cording (or 1 package of premade piping)
  • 1/2 yard foam interfacing (Soft & Stable, automotive headliner) (2/3 yard for Traveler)
  • 2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101) (3 yards for Traveler)
  • 1/4 yard fusible stiff stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
  • 20” handbag (or #5) zipper (30” for Traveler)
  • 7″ all purpose zipper (9″ for Traveler)
  • Four 3/4” rectangle rings (1” for Traveler)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Erasable marking pen
  • 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.

7 reviews for Vivian Handbag & Traveler

  1. rose (verified owner)

    I have the pattern. Could you please make a tutorial. I am an audible person need to see the construction.
    Thank you!

  2. dana.rosova (verified owner)

    Mám velkou radost, že mohu šít podle Vašich návodů! Jsou podrobné, profesionální! Těším se na další!!! Dana Ross – Česká republika

    I am very happy to be able to sew according to your instructions! They are detailed, professional! I am looking forward to the next!!! Dana Ross – Czech Republic

  3. may22gb (verified owner)

    I’ve made the Vivian traveler and love it! There’s so many different ways to change up the look I’m going to put a zipper pocket on the outside and a large open pockets on both sides of the next one I make. I belong to the Facebook group and I’ve learned so much about bag making.

  4. Julie Potts (verified owner)

    My favourite traveller and so easy to make. I did one with a poppy design fabric for an ex military friend who absolutely loves it. Thank you.

  5. liz v. (verified owner)

    I LOVE my Vivian traveller. I was able to get her done within 2 days for a trip to san Francisco. I love the clear and easy instructions of swoon patterns! Highly recommended! Perfect carry on size for the plane too. Fit under the seat in front of me. I DID lengthen my handles so I could toss it over my shoulder (cut straps each ten inches longer before construction). Love Vivian!

  6. Melissa

    Such a classic bag! This was my first time using Soft & Stable and seriously, where has it been all my life?! I get so many compliments on the style of this bag. I made the handbag size and it is perfect for carrying my everyday essentials, plus some! (And my Della fits perfectly inside!). The exterior pockets are perfect for easy access for my phone and keys. Another great Swoon pattern!

  7. shanna

    Vivian is such a classic! Beautiful design, size and functionality. The pattern is easy to read and follow, even for a beginning bag maker. After makingost of these bags, Swoon patterns never disappoint in both challenge and style. LoVE getting compliments on them (And you’re sure to get them when carrying a swoon pattern.)!

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