Wednesday, 22 June 2011

How To Make A Handbag

Doll’s Handbag
Cotton fabric (for lining)
Sewing thread

Cut one piece of Aida 3¾” x 3½ 
Cut one piece of lining fabric 4½” x 3½ 
Cut two pieces of lining fabric for handles 5½” x 1” 

Fold the two narrow pieces of lining fabric in three lengthwise and sew down the middle.

Place Aida onto wrong side of lining fabric so that there is an equal amount of the lining showing at both ends of Aida.  Fold lining fabric over the two raw edges of Aida and sew in place. 
On the lining side of the bag, mark with a pencil one inch from each side (both ends) and sew on the handles over the pencil marks. 
With Aida on the inside, fold the bag and sew down each side.  Sew across each corner at what will be the bottom of the bag and trim off the point.
Turn the bag right side out.


  1. Very nice handbag and good instructions. I know if my sister made one she would feel compelled to do cross-stitch on the Aida cloth!

  2. An absolutely adorable handbag!