1 yard (100 cm) Approx. + 55" (140cm)  L x 3" (7.6 cm) W piece for crossbody strap


1 yard (100 cm) Approx.

1-2 yards (100-200 cm) Approx. Lightweight woven fusible interfacing (Sew Woven or Pellon ShapeFlex SF101) * Woven interfacing not required when using vinyl/cork/waterproof canvas

1/3 yard (35 cm) Approx. light weight stabilizer such as Decovil Light
10 1/2" X 6 1/2” (26.7 cm x 16.5 cm) Decovil Heavy


20" (50.8 cm) #5 zipper tape for main zipper closure + (1-2 Zipper Pulls)

8 1/2” (21.6 cm) #5 or #3 zipper tape for lining zipper pocket + (1 Zipper Pull)

(2) 1" (25 mm) D-Rings

(2) 1" (25 mm) Swivel Snap Hooks

(1) 1" (25 mm) Tri-Glide/Strap Slider

(1) Turn Lock or (2) Magnetic Snaps)

76” (200 cm) Approx. x 1/2” W (12.7 mm) Double Fold Bias Binding or 1” Wide (25mm) Fold Over Elastic if not making your own binding from waterproof canvas

Optional but recommended:

(2) 1” Strap Ends, (4-5) Purse Feet, 1 Bag Tag

8-10 Rivets (or Chicago Screws)
• 6-7mm for thinner fabrics or
• 8-9mm for thicker fabrics

Rotary cutter or scissors

Double-sided tape

Grid Ruler

Cutting Mat

Duct tape for protecting magnetic snap prongs

Erasable Fabric Pen

Fray Check, optional, for magnetic snap cuts

Rivet setter tool or rivet press

Lock Tight (optional)

    Sew Yours Team

    Hannah, Melissa, Sharon, Angela

    Welcome to Sew Yours! Sew Yours is the ultimate destination for all bag supplies. From our unique sewing patterns and detailed video tutorials by Melissa and celebrated guests, to our high-quality supplies like hardware kits, handbag zippers, and more - we've got everything you need. Our downloadable PDF patterns are user-friendly, featuring detailed images and video guides to suit different learning styles. Don’t forget to join our vibrant community on YouTube, Facebook Group, Instagram, and TikTok for a daily dose of inspiration and to share your incredible creations. 


    Sew Yours, founded by Melissa, a pattern designer fueled by passion and over twenty years of self-taught experience, Sew Yours is more than just a brand - it's a community where imagination turns into reality. With each handbag she designs, Melissa infuses her love for functional bag-making, ensuring every creation is not only stylish but also practical for daily use.


    Meet Hannah, our phenomenal Retail Manager at Sew Yours. Her impeccable organization skills and dedication play a pivotal role in our day-to-day operations. Thanks to Hannah, our inventory stays up-to-date and our orders ship out on time and accurately, ensuring a smooth experience for our growing family of bag makers.


    April 2024 marked a milestone for us with the opening of our first brick-and-mortar store, and with it, we were lucky to welcome Angela to our team. Angela’s radiant energy and deep understanding of bag-making and quilting make her the perfect guide for anyone stepping into our world, whether online or in-person. Her goal? To make your journey from picking the right pattern to completing your dream bag as joyful and effortless as possible.


    That same exciting April, Sharon joined our Sew Yours family. With her extensive expertise in bag-making, Sharon has become the go-to person for crafters seeking advice or inspiration. Her dedication to customer service and her eye for quality materials ensure that your bag-making experience is nothing short of excellent.