“Petal Pockets” Purse, Tote & Cosmetic Bag Sewing Pattern

(2 customer reviews)


Do you love a bag with lots of storage? This bag has it! With four slip pockets, two zippered “petal” pockets on the exterior and a nice roomy interior, you can carry everything, including the kitchen sink! And, if that wasn’t enough, it’s reversible  – like getting 2 bags in one!  

NOTE:  The PDF version includes a matching cosmetic bag pattern to help keep you organized.  The paper version does not include the cosmetic bag pattern but can be downloaded for free here.

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$7.99 – PDF Download – upon purchase an email will be sent with download links
$9.99 – Paper Pattern 




Finished sizes:

Purse: 16″ W (top), 8.5″ (base) x 12.5″ H x 2.5″ D
Tote: 20″W (top), 12″ (base) x 16″ H x 4″ D
Cosmetic Bag: 9″ W x 6″ H

Concise directions and illustrations take you step-by-step through the process. PDF pattern pieces are sized to print on standard letter sized paper.

Materials List: 

Purse & Tote:  Yardage varies for size of bag chosen
Fabric 1 (44”): 1/8 yard – 7/8 yard
Fabric 2 (44”): 7/8 yard – 1 1/3 yards
Bias Tape: 2-5 3/4 yards
1” Strapping: 44”-50”
Interfacing (22”): 2 yards – 3 ¼ yards
Zipper: 2,   7” zippers or 2, 9” zippers
Plastic Canvas (optional): 1, 9 x 12” sheet
Purse Feet (optional): 4
Purse Snap (optional): 1

Cosmetic Bag:
Fabric 1: ¼ yard or fat quarter
Fabric 2: Large scraps
¼” Double Fold Bias Tape: 40”
Interfacing 22″: ¼ yard
Zipper: 1, 9” zippers


2 reviews for “Petal Pockets” Purse, Tote & Cosmetic Bag Sewing Pattern

  1. Niki

    I just made the purse size and it turned out ridiculously adorable! The instructions were very clear and easy to follow, and I was so impressed by the innovative design. I love to sew bags, and finding a new and interesting take on the basic design was a breath of fresh air. It’s visually stunning and very practical with all of the cute pockets! I posted a little about my experience sewing it at http://roonieranching.blogspot.com/2014/06/petal-pockets-purse-for-mia.html. This is a great project to practice sewing skills like applying bias tape on a gentle curve and boxing corners to give a bag depth. Love it!

  2. valérie sagot

    bonjour pouvez vous me dire si je commande la patron du sac s\’il est traduit en français ? merci de votre réponse

    • Sarah Gido

      Hello, Thanks for contacting me. I am sorry but, at this point, all of my patterns are only available in English.

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