Coming 22nd January - The Button Lock Bag!

The Button Lock bag sewing pattern from Sewing Patterns by Mrs H, coming 22nd January 2021


Can you guess which piece of hardware Mrs H shows you how to use in her newest sewing pattern?

Yup, its the beautifully blingy Emmaline Bags Button Lock! Our upcoming crossbody bag sewing pattern features this gorgeous piece of bag hardware front and centre, and we think it's like jewellery for your bag!


The Button Lock bag hardware from Emmaline Bags

Button Lock bag hardware - available from Emmaline Bags


We can confirm The Button Lock bag will be available in paper format as well as in downloadable PDF format, and Mrs H has also filmed video tutorials, so you'll be able to sew along with her as you construct your bag!


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"What materials will I need for The Button Lock bag?"

If you are using directional fabric for your Exterior and Contrast, you may need more than the amounts advised below.

Fabrics, Interfacing & Stabiliser:

  • 5/8 yd (0.5m) Exterior
  • 5/8 yd (0.5m) Contrast
  • 7/8 yd (0.8m) Lining
  • 7/8 yd (0.75m) Foam stabiliser
  • 1 5/8 yd (1.5m) Medium weight interfacing
  • 2” x 2” & of 2” x 1” (5cm x 5cm & 5cm x 2.5cm) Scraps of Ultra-firm stabiliser (Decovil 1, Peltex, S520)


  • 1 x Large ‘Button’ Lock
  • 1 x 8" (20cm) #3 Dressmaking Zip – If using continuous zipper, cut to 10” (25.5cm) long
  • 2 x 1 ½" (3.8cm) ‘O’ Rings
  • 1 x 1” (25mm) Strap Slider
  • 4 x (Optional) Medium Rivets


  • Double sided basting tape
  • Zip foot & Walking foot
  • Wonder clips
  • Fray check
  • Pinking shears
  • Strong glue to secure the lock


"Where can I find the Button Lock bag hardware?"

You can find the Button Lock hardware at Emmaline Bags and at Sew Hot in the UK. It is possible to use other catch/lock styles with this bag pattern.


"Where can I find inspiration for my Button Lock sew?"

We will share our tester makes here and will be sharing some of the amazing makes by our virtual Retreaters (who had exclusive early access to this design last year! Some Button Lock bags have already been shared to our Facebook Group by Retreaters - take a look now at:


"Is there a video tutorial or sew along for The Button Lock bag?"

Yes! Mrs H filmed a four-part video tutorial to accompany The Button Lock bag sewing pattern. The videos will be up on the Sewing Patterns by Mrs H YouTube channel on January 22nd. Subscribe to our channel and turn on notifications now for updates: Sewing Patterns by Mrs H on YouTube