Best Pocketbook Sewing Pattern Review: Bow Bag with Fastener and Inside Pocket

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Fully Lined

Magnetic Snap Enclosure

Inside Pocket

Strap Length: 22″ (56cm) or 36″(93cm)

Bag Height:  11.5″ (29cm)

Bag Width:  Base – 15.5″(39cm).  Opening: 12″ (30.5cm)

Interior Pocket:  7.25″ (18.5cm)


If using a heavier weight fabric, consider how it will deter the bow from forming a knot.  Consider using an alternate weight / texture fabric for the bow strip when selecting your fabrics.

Exterior: Cotton, linen, suede, leather (1 Yard) 

Interior:  Cotton, linen, poly cotton (1 Yard)

Real Leather Fabric Suggestion

Faux Buckskin Fabric Suggestion

Make three pocketbooks with this Cotton Blend

We used a Linen Blend, for which I can not provide you a link.

Our favorite place to find Linen Blend is a Purl Soho in NYC.  They are not on an affiliated network.  My cousin Peggy recommended them to me.   I can’t say enough about their watercolor linen which is excellent for traditional children’s dresses, lined pocketbooks with interfacing, and also lined curtains!  The quality is superb!!!  It’s pricey however.


One-Sided Fusible or Sew-in Interfacing:  1/2 Yard

1 Magnetic Snap Enclosure

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Bow Bag

Molly McGuire

Hi! My name is Molly McGuire, and my number one passion is sewing. In fact, I've dedicated my entire life to it. When I was a little girl, I used to love watching my grandma work on her sewing machine. She could make anything. She made all the clothes for the entire family, and it was so amazing! Today, I continue my grandma's legacy by making clothes for our extended family and teaching proper sewing techniques to our students. I get a great deal of satisfaction from teaching others. Once again, thank you for visiting my blog and please feel free to reach out to me! I would love to hear from you! Enjoy! Molly

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