Saturday, January 31, 2015

Fairport Purse & Pouch

I'm back with yet another test bag to show you. Actually it's a pouch but the pattern is for a purse and a pouch. This is the Fairport Purse & Pouch which is the design of Sara Curtis from Radiant Home Studio. I wanted to test the purse but didn't have the hardware needed so opted for this cute pouch and I wasn't disappointed.

I used an upholstery fabric for the yolk and a home decor for the bottom half. I can't wait to get some free time and make it in pretty floral quilting cottons.

The Fairport Purse & Pouch pattern has 2 sizes, 3 closure choices and 2 strap choices. The perfect pattern for a beginner to advanced level. If you're not too confident about adding a zipper closure then you have a magnetic button option or a flap option.

This small pouch measures 8 1/2" W x 7" H and the purse 11 1/2" W x 9" H
The larger purse can also be used as a clutch with instructions for adding a wrist strap or you can add a shoulder strap. So many choices you'll end up wanting to make one of each.

The back of the pouch is exactly the same as the front.

The inside is roomy and uncluttered. No pockets inside.

I love the corners on the pouch and thought they might be a bit fiddly to do but were really easy. Sara's pattern was clearly written with photos and digital photos that are easy to follow.

Here is a photo of Sara's purse and pouch so you can see what the bag looks like and also another version of the clutch. Aren't they just gorgeous.

If you'd like to make one you can buy the pattern HERE. In fact with this pattern you could make a bunch of them all different.

Thanks for stopping by

~ Maria ~


  1. Busy, busy. Now I am wondering if you sleep. Love seeing your test bags.

  2. Very nice. That zipper is very nice looking. You sure are sewing like a mad woman. LOL

  3. That's pretty - I like the folded "boxes" on the bottom - I wouldn't have thought of doing it on a gathered little zippy like that, but it works well!

  4. I'm trying to catch up with email and blogs because I have been organizing my sewing space from 2 rooms into one so hubby can have an exercise room. 3 days later I am finally able to get on the computer. I also need to post my bag as I tested for Sara too. I love the fabrics that you used in yours. I did add a pocket inside of mine, but not sure if it will get used. I think I will post mine today before I am playing catch up again.

  5. Beautiful Maria. I love your fabric


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