Free Melissa Handbag Purse Sewing Pattern
The Melissa Handbag has been popular for a long time, and since I am no longer selling on my potatoboutique etsy account, I thought it was high time I gave this pattern away free.
The Melissa is a roomy shoulder bag that is patchy FUN!!!
The knotted handle is comfy soft and all your items are within easy reach.
The interior features one zippered pocket (optional) and a divided patch pocket to make it easy to find your keys, lipstick and cell-phone!
Melissa Handbag in Haute Handbags
The launch of the Melissa Handbag pattern took place in October of 2009 when Haute Handbags Magazine published a fabulous article named "Haute Potato" on CrystelleBoutique potato sack purse. I was so delighted at the time, and honored that they did such a fabulous three page spread on my patterns. And I could not believe the amount of emails I received afterward....!!!I was just flabbergasted ....Read more about the magazine article right here
Melissa Handbag with Burlap Flowers
The Melissa Handbag is quite easy to make. Easy to play with, easy to alter (into something uniquely yours) and fun and convenient to carry.
This pattern is a great bag for people of all ages: from 5 to 95
It has lots of room, but it does not get cluttered: your items are still easily accessible and right within reach. The Melissa handbag is a fun and practical shoulder bag that is comfortable and handy in every day use.
Make it in different fabrics to match the style of the person carrying it....Email me a photo of your finished Melissa Handbag, and I will add it to the Show and Tell page.....
Download the Melissa Handbag Pattern PDF file at the bottom of this post. Potato Sack Prep Tricks are also downloadable at the very bottom
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Melissa Handbag - Flour Sack
Not only is a wonderful mom to two adorable kids, she is pregnant, just had surgery on four of her toes, and sews like CRAZY!!!!
My very talented and lovely neighbor Miriam is super-woman!
Melissa Purse pattern - Flour Sack
She used some of my patterns to make a couple dozen very cute bags, using flour sacks and other materials...
(Note the cat running by in this picture.....)
Melissa Handbag Pattern in Blue
So naturally, I had to come over to see how they had turned out...
and they were just CUTE....!!!
I got my camera out to take some pictures outside, and her children gladly escorted me, to show me all the wonderful tricks they could do...
They are super cute, and sweet and nice kids...
Melissa Cute Knots on Strap
I enjoyed so much listening to their cute little voices telling me their fun stories, and adorable interactions....
How lucky I am to have such great neighbors....