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MADISON BAGS
DOWNTOWN PURSE AND CLUTCH, UPTOWN HANDBAG, AND FABRIC FLOWERS FOR ACCESSORIZING.
Elegant and fashionable purse and handbag designs at home in the penthouse or on the pavement! An updated take on 40's style.

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Materials List


For the Uptown Handbag
Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.

  • 1/2 yard of 44” wide light to mid-weight fabric for the Exterior
  • 3/8 yard of 44” wide light to mid-weight fabric for the Lining
  • 1/4 yard of 22” wide single-sided fusible Peltex® by Pellon® or a similar extra heavy stabilizer
  • 1 yard of 20” wide heavyweight sew-in interfacing (we use Pellon® 50)
  • 3” of 3/4” sew-on VELCRO® brand fasteners
  • 1 sheet of 12” wide x 18” long extra thick Template Plastic from Prim-Dritz™ found with the quilting supplies OR 1 piece of 1/8” thick heavy pressed cardboard (you can use the back of a writing pad or purchase “chipboard” from an arts supply store.)
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread (we use Coats Dual Duty XP®)


Finished Size: 17 1/2” wide x 7” tall plus the Handles x 3” deep

For the Downtown Purse
Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.

  • 3/4 yard of 44” wide light to mid-weight fabric for the Exterior
  • 3/4 yard of 44” wide light to mid-weight fabric for the Lining
  • 1 1/4 yards of 20” wide Peltex® #70 by Pellon® or a similar extra heavy stabilizer
  • 1 1/4 yards of 20” wide fusible woven interfacing (we use Shape Flex® SF-101 by Pellon®)
  • 1” of 3/4” sew-on VELCRO® brand fasteners
  • 1/2 yard of Boning (sold by the yard or in packages)
  • 1 sheet of 12” wide x 18” long extra thick Template Plastic from Prim-Dritz™ found with the quilting supplies OR 1 piece of 1/8” thick heavy pressed cardboard (you can use the back of a writing pad or purchase “chipboard” from an arts supply store.)
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread (we use Coats Dual Duty XP®)


Finished Size: 17 1/2” wide x 7” tall plus the Strap x 3” deep

For the Fabric Flowers
NOTE: There is enough materials and notions to make one large and one small fabric flower

  • 1/4 yard of 44” wide lightweight fabric for the flower petal fronts
  • 1/4 yard of 44” wide lightweight fabric for the flower petal backs
  • 1/4 yard of 17” wide Wonder Under® by Pellon® or a similar double-sided webbing
  • 2 (size 1 1/2”) large buttons to cover from Prym-Dritz™
  • 2 (size 1”) sew-on craft backs and/or hair barrette backs


TOOLS NEEDED: Scissors, Straight pins, Ruler, Hand sewing needle, Iron and ironing board, Fabric marker or Chalk pencil, Pressing cloth, Zipper foot for your machine, Thimble and Safety pin