This delicate handbag will get admiring glances hanging from your shoulder. The detailed vintage style complements both fancy and casual wear.

Updated: February 17, 2017

What you'll need:

  • 1-1/2 yards of 3/4-inch-wide olive green double-face satin ribbon
  • 17x10-inch piece of pink embroidered fabric for bag
  • 2 yards of narrow light green scroll gimp
  • 17x9-3/4-inch piece of pink satin for lining
  • Matching sewing threads
  • Pink heart-shape bead
  1. Cut three 17-inch lengths of ribbon. Pin one ribbon length 3 inches from a long edge of the bag fabric; sew in place. Overlap the first ribbon length by 1/16 inch and sew a second ribbon in place. In the same manner sew a third ribbon length. Sew scroll gimp along the top edge of the third ribbon.

  • With right sides together and aligning trims, fold the trimmed fabric in half widthwise so it measures 8-1/2x10 inches. Sew together the side and bottom with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Press the seam allowances open. Trim the corners and turn the bag right side out. Fold and sew the lining piece in the same manner, leaving a 3-inch opening in the center bottom for turning; do no turn the lining right side out.
  • Cut a length of gimp for a shoulder strap. Pin each shoulder strap end to the wrong side of the lining at each seam; sew ends in place.
  • Slip the bag and shoulder strap inside the lining with right sides together. Using a 1/2-inch seam allowance, sew the bag and lining together along the top edges. Pull out the bag and shoulder strap through the opening in the lining. Hand-sew the opening closed. Tuck the lining into the bag, press the top edge, and topstitch through all layers 1/8-inch from the top. Sew a heart-shape bead to the green ribbon and gimp trim.
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