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The Penelope Purse - PDF Downloadable Pattern

$8.95 USD

The Penelope Purse - PDF Downloadable Pattern

SewMichelle Patterns

$8.95 USD

Meet Penelope.  She is a charming purse with twin pockets on both exterior sides for quick access to keys, cell phone or grocery lists.  

She has just a touch of rick rack to accent the front of the purse.  

She has a unique shape that expands with snap magnets on the sides to open up for more interior room.  

She is zipper free but has an interior pleated pocket that is designed to hold your cell phone (fits an Iphone perfectly) or your lipstick and compact.

Her handles are adorned with an accent strip to make them unique and pop.  

She is designed to be a sturdy purse that doesn't slouch.

 She is easy to construct.  Approximate completion time for an intermediate sewer is about 2 1/2 hours.  

Completed size is 14" wide, 11" tall, 4 1/2" deep.


The downloadable PDF is packed full of pictures to guide you in creating your own Penelope Purse. I have included my much loved Sewnopsis so you don't have to print the whole pattern out once you have read it through.  

 She would look adorable with any color combination.  Let your creativity flow and sew one for yourself.


 I would love to see pictures of your finished projects.  Please email them to



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