Today I’m ecstatic to be launching a new sewing pattern. The Alice Bag Sewing Pattern! A fun sewing pattern for a circle purse. It’s something that I’ve been working on for several months now and hope that you guys love it as much as I do!
Before we start talking about the Alice Bag pattern, I’m so happy to share with you the project for week #2 of the Wonderland Two Blog Tour!
This week, Shari from Doohikey Designs is showing us how she made this adorable pillow! I love how she fussy cut the bunny for the center of the pillow and all of the amazing details that she created with embroidery.
Shari is a fellow Riley Blake Fabrics Designer and was my “booth mate” at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City last May! She’s amazingly talented and even nicer in real life than you can imagine!
Alice Bag; Circle Purse Sewing Pattern:
Now let’s chat about the Alice Bag!! It all started because last Fall we made plans to attend Disney World’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. I had decided (and remarkably everyone agreed) to go as characters from Alice in Wonderland. You can see all of our costumes by CLICKING HERE.
Alice in Wonderland Purse Clock and Bunny Version:
My daughter wanted to go as the white rabbit, and what does the white rabbit carry? A clock! Well the thought of carrying a giant clock around Disney all night with her didn’t seem like quite a great idea, so I decided to make her a purse instead!
I used an image from my Wonderland Two fabric line for the front of the bag, and printed it at home with printable fabric. To jazz it up a bit I added some iron-on vinyl to the front. Also since I can’t ever leave well enough alone, I added bunny ears for a bit of extra whimsy.
After I finished that bag, I got lots of other ideas for similar bags and the Alice Bag was born! I’ve spent the last few months perfecting the pattern and adding new options. Every time I would think I was done with it I’d add another element or view.
So let me tell you about the bag!
About the Alice Bag Pattern:
The Alice Bag Handbag Sewing Pattern is a whimsical and versatile purse sewing pattern that can be made in two different sizes with 4 different handle styles.
You can add even more whimsy to the bag with the optional addition of rabbit ears! (without rabbit ears, it makes a pretty dreamy cosmetic bag)
This versatile pattern features:
One- Quilted or Non-Quilted Exterior.
Two- Option to create the Bunny Face or Clock Face bag front with either hand embroidery or by printing the image on printable fabric with the included patterns and printables!
Three- Options for Cross Body Straps; Small Purse Handles; Chain Straps; or detachable Wristlet Strap
Four- Optional Bunny Ears
Five- The bag is fully lined.
-Small Bag is approx. 7″ in diameter by 2 1/2″ deep
-Medium Bag is approx. 10″ in diameter by 2 1/2″ deep
-Instructions for two lengths of cross-body straps included; one suitable for children and one suitable for adults.
-The PDF pattern includes 15 pages of instructions (with full-color photos) and printable full-size pattern pieces!
The pattern is in PDF format and Print Format AVAILABLE NOW in my shop.
Free Video Tutorial:
This bag also features a series of videos to walk you through each step in the construction process. You can view them on the Riley Blake YouTube Page here: