ESTELLE HANDBAG Variation by ShereeSews

Added Apr 21, 2010

by shereesews

Clarkston, Michi...

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Description

This is probably the most popular purse pattern on BurdaStyle thanks to “Fashion1”. I love the mid-size purse and the pleats & band add nice design elements. It was a fun purse to sew, but as a former sewing teacher, I feel the instructions need a bit more clarification. This is my pictorial guide to constructing the wonderful Estelle handbag.

My changes from the original include:
1. Reshaping the straight band into a chevron shape
2. Using nylon web strapping for longer handles
3. Adding decorative fringe and button embellishment to the front only
4. Lining the two interior pockets
5. Adding an interior key clip
6. Triangular shaped pull-tabs to open the velcro closure

You will need to download the original pattern pieces from the Estelle site, and prepare them before using this variation I have submitted.

Material Notes

I used three decorator fabrics, a leopard print for exterior, a beige jacquard for band, a geometric texture for lining interior. All from my stash of fabrics.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Mod
Material
Cotton, Denim, Other

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    May 13, 2010, 04.47 PMby fantzypantz

    Wow..nice Tutorial….

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