Betty Shoulder Bag

Feature Piping and Attractive Front Pocket

A shoulder bag with feature piping highlighting its curves and optional front pocket. The piping could be omitted for beginners although it's easier than it looks. It has a choice of internal pockets with and without a zip or both and zip closure.


This bag can be made from any close woven non stretch fabric and allows the option of a contrast pocket or contrast straps. Finished off with a feature button this bag is current, make it for yourself or as a gift for a friend.


There is flexibility with the pattern. Optional items are; the piping, the zip closure and the metal bag furniture attaching the handle to the bag.


We have used square metal handle bars. We have included a feature button and as there is only one you could really go to town on this and invest in something quite special as it is the focal point of the bag. The other embellishment this bag lends itself to would be to embroider or applique a design on the front pocket for a really unique finish.



Finished bag is approx 13" wide by 9" tall by 3" deep


Skill Check - Intermediate

  • Insert a zip.

  • Insert piping.

Full instructions are given.


  • Main fabric 2/3rd yd of 45" wide

  • Lining 1/2yd of 45" wide

  • Wadding 1/2yd of 45" wide (optional)

  • Medium weight interfacing 1/2yd of 45" wide (optional)                              

  • Fabric to make piping 1/2yd of 45" wide (optional)

        or Piping cord or Piping*3 1/2yds

  • Metal buckle loops 1" wide x 4

  • 8" internal pocket zipper (optional)

  • Zipper 1 x 16"

  • Cotton - Matching threads or contrast colours for top stitching as desired

Pattern-Reccomendations Jane Tote Group-4 Lily Handbag PDF Sewing Pattern Jill (3) Helen Cream 1


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