Fairport Purse & Pouch Pattern


A stylish and feminine purse or pouch, with lots of options. You design it!

This pretty purse or pouch can hold anything from cosmetics to your daily shopping essentials. The smaller size is just right for organizing small items and also works well as a clutch. The larger size will hold your wallet and a few basics.

With 2 sizes, 3 closure choices, and 2 strap choices, your creative options are endless. You can customize your purse or pouch to meet your needs! The instructions are easy to follow. Choose interior snaps, a snap tab, or a zipper closure. You can also add a wrist strap or stylish shoulder strap with grommets.

Finished Dimensions are:

Large Purse: 11 1/2” x 9”
Small Pouch: 8 1/2” x 7”

(you can choose options based on your skill level)

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The Fairport Purse & Pouch pattern includes step-by-step illustrations and color photos, along with detailed instructions. I’ve also included lots of extra tips to achieve a professional looking finish.

Read more in this blog post.

This sewing pattern is available for digital download only.

The Fairport Purse & Pouch pattern files include:

  • 10 pages of full-color illustrated instructions
  • Clear step-by-step directions & photos
  • Expert tips for a professional looking finish
  • Print-at-home pattern pieces (6 pages)
  • Bonus tips: how to install grommets/eyelets

Recommended Fabrics and Supplies:
Small Pouch:
Exterior 1/4 yd.
Lining 1/4 yd.

Large Purse:
Exterior 1/2 yd. 
Lining 1/2 yd.

Mid- to heavy-weight interfacing

Optional Notions:
Zipper – (L) 11″, (S) 8″
Magnetic snap set – (1) 3/4″
Grommets – (4) 3/8″
Gate rings – (2) 1 1/2″

Recommended fabrics:

Exterior and Lining: quilting cotton, linen, mid-weight fabrics
Yoke: faux leather, canvas, quilting cotton, linen

Related Tutorials:

How to Add Magnetic Snaps to Bags | Radiant Home Studio

How to Apply Magnetic Snaps