A little bag that you can get done in an evening and is perfect for new sewers. This is the first bag that I came up with on my own, and depending on how you deck it out it could have many different uses. (makeup bag, coin purse, clutch, etc.) Let me know if anything is confusing!

Technique Materials

Coodinating fabric for outer and lining of bag, interfacing (optional), thread, button

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    Jul 19, 2011, 03.23 PMby princessix

    Hahaha, this was so much harder than it looked. I had so much trouble with the sizing of the lining afterwards, and silly me sewed it on the wrong way. Oh well. xD

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    Jun 22, 2011, 12.54 PMby BJOC

    Made in an evening – relly cute little bag and lots of possibilities too

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    Feb 25, 2011, 12.21 PMby katielikestodraw

    Beautiful, cute, practical, and great as a gift. Thanks very much for this tutorial!

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      Apr 11, 2011, 05.56 AMby Mamta Sharma

      This is the first time I am visiting this post.I have gathered much of it.Really a interesting firm things.

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    Feb 25, 2011, 12.21 PMby katielikestodraw

    Beautiful, cute, practical, and great as a gift. Thanks very much for this tutorial!

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    Oct 9, 2010, 12.15 AMby sweetcherry

    i made and i love it!! thanks

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    Sep 14, 2010, 10.02 PMby Natalie Dill

    Thank you a ton! I’ve just finished my first and I love it! ;)

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    Feb 27, 2010, 10.26 AMby mama50

    Thanks, you little bag is Beautiful !

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    Feb 23, 2010, 04.26 PMby mariolina1

    Love, love, love it!!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 11.11 AMby sewcre8tive

    Thanks. I will be making one or more soon!

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    Dec 25, 2009, 04.11 PMby bloominhappy

    I didn’t use this style when I made mine, I should have though, these are way cute

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    Aug 24, 2009, 04.28 PMby lilamarshall

    Thanks, I just made one yesterday and i love it!! I plan to make the one with the zipper next. Very easy to follow instructions- thanks again!

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    Aug 8, 2009, 12.16 PMby katy21

    Just made two off these lovely little bags. The instructions were very easy to follow. Thank you

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    Jul 30, 2009, 09.08 PMby kristal84

    I love it but am just a tiny bit confused. Do i put the 2 rectangles right sides facing or wrong sides? I know you then fold it right sides facing to sew the sides but just not sure bout the first step. I started one but it looked wrong halfway through so will unstitch it and wait for clarification. Thanks

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    Jul 12, 2009, 03.01 PMby eremish

    very cute, just made one thanks!

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    May 17, 2009, 06.24 AMby omony

    Really cool pattern! I hope it turns out to be as easy as it seems…. Am in doubt whether to make it itty-bitty or not.. :D Thanks!

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    May 6, 2009, 04.13 AMby xoxom

    thankz alot…i cant wait to make one for myself

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    May 1, 2009, 10.21 AMby sanamb69

    LOve IT! probably gonna be my next project.Actually looking at the pics, I think I have a piece of striped brown velvet somewhere around the house that would be perfect. Thanks a lot!

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    Apr 21, 2009, 04.20 PMby philomelasidhe

    really a nice little pocket … an alternative to the cut in the lining: you can leave a little space open, when you sew in the lining, you can turn the hole thing trough this hole – close the hole while sewing the scallop for the button in … so its (a little) invisible

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    Apr 20, 2009, 11.39 AMby kquade

    thanks for all the comments! if anyone hasn’t seen it yet, i posted a zipper installation how-to for the itty bitty (or any bag, really) so check that out too if you want a more secure itty bitty :)

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    Apr 15, 2009, 04.28 PMby fusion

    Thank you sooooooo much for this “how to”. Its the first thing I’ve sewed in 11 years and the instructions were so clear, it turned out really great. Cant wait to see what else you will add to Burdastyle!

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    Apr 9, 2009, 12.54 AMby lizzie225

    this is so very cute! thanks for the how-to!

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    Apr 6, 2009, 07.47 PMby agladewe

    Great variation on a normal tote pattern with the change of size and added pleats! Your directions make the process really clear. I’m looking forward to making it with the addition of machine embroidery. Thank you!

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    Apr 5, 2009, 05.58 PMby googlie

    I loved making this bag!! And it was so easy to make it was practically relaxing! I made two versions, first a 15×10 in to which I ended up adding a lil’ chain to carry it around, and then a bigger one to which I added handles and a base to keep the shape. (My not-so-itty-bitty bag)

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    Apr 5, 2009, 02.18 PMby sianysiany

    So cute! Although when I make one I think I will put a zipper closure on as well as the button as I’m so paranoid about losing my stuff! :) Great how to!

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    Apr 2, 2009, 07.29 PMby emilykate

    Really cute! The little pleat is a nice detail :o)

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    Mar 31, 2009, 05.55 AMby biijou

    im soo excited! im gonna try and make this as soon as school ends today!! :)

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    Mar 31, 2009, 05.51 AMby deux

    very cute, I’ll make it now. Thanks

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    Mar 30, 2009, 08.39 PMby wendyxo

    Thanks for this. I will definately be giving it a go.

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    Mar 30, 2009, 04.03 PMby dianacirne

    A sweat bag that I want for me!!!

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    Mar 30, 2009, 12.48 PMby anwar90

    Fantastic! You’re a star:)

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