A Clever Bag with a Removable Pouch

This purse makes changing bags a breeze.

What You'll Need

brown and green shoulder bag

  • 1/2 yard green print (bag)
  • 6-x-24-inch piece stable synthetic leather (bag sides, strap)
  • 1/3 yard light green print (lining)
  • 1/3 yard fusible interfacing
  • 1/3 yard clear, heavyweight vinyl (liner)
  • 2 brad rings
  • Magnetic snap closure
  • Polyester thread

Finished Bag

  • 7 1/2 x 11 x 4 1/4 inches
  • Quantities are for 44/45-inch-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
  • Measurements include 1/4-inch seam allowances.
  • Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Your Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From green print, cut:
  2  10-1/2-x-13-1/2-inch rectangles
  2  2-inch-diameter circles

From synthetic leather, cut:
  1  2-1/2-x-24-inch strip (or desired length for strap)
  2  1-1/2-x-20-1/2-inch strips

From light green print, cut:
  2  10-1/2-x-15-1/2-inch lining rectangles

From fusible interfacing, cut:
  2  10-1/2-x-15-1/2-inch rectangles

From clean, heavyweight vinyl, cut:   2  10-x-16-inch rectangles

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