Introducing The Hope Handbag for The Bag of the Month Club!
The essence of The Hope Handbag is style through simplicity - with a budget-friendly materials list, the use of skill building techniques to create structure, and lots of potential for customisation.
The petite purse has small grab handles that are perfect for holding in your hand, and is an ideal size to carry as an every day bag. The finished dimensions of The Hope Handbag are 11 1/2" wide x 9" high x 5" deep (29cm x 23cm x 12.5cm).
The Hope Handbag, made by Nova of Nova's Knits
The Hope Handbag sewing pattern guides you through how to create faux rolled handles that nestle perfectly in your hand. Inside is a zip pocket and slip pocket, and the central space is secured by a top zip closure.
The Hope Handbag, made by Laura of Double Dutch Stitching
If you already follow Mrs H, you'll know that she's usually a huge fan of using lots of blingy hardware, however with The Hope Handbag, she's tried to keep the hardware list small. This past year has been a challenge for so many of us, and she wanted The Hope Handbag to be budget-friendly.
Although The Hope Handbag is low on bling, it has a lovely large front panel to play with. You could fussy cut a feature fabric, like Tara of Uh Oh Creations did with this beautiful bag:
"I LOVE the super short handles on this bag, and the fact that it's a contrast boxed bottom. The simple feel of this bag is perfect!" ~ Tara of UhOh Creations
Or, why not add a little embroidery, as Abbe Coury of Just an E did for this fun owl-themed Hope Handbag:
"A fabulous bag with enormous potential for personalizing." ~ Abbe of Just an E
Or, how about a patchwork panel? During testing, Mrs H created a patchwork hack for the front panel, with the option to add a small slip pocket that is just the right size for a travel pass. You'll find the bonus file for the Pocket Hack separately in your account!
Need more inspiration for your Hope Handbag?
Click on the image below to see some of the many fabulous Hope Handbags made by our terrific testers!
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