Please prepare yourself for the oeey gooey girly sweetness that this project is oozing because this FREE little girl purse pattern is so cute!
Aren’t these purses just so sweet? Every little girl loves to pretend play and with this little tote, they can be just like mom!
This Little Girl Purse Pattern only takes a few supplies;
- 1 fat quarter
- seam binding
- button (but more on that in the download below).
The full step by step instructions with photos to guide you on your way is right here, and did you read the part about FREE?! This little girl purse pattern can be made by anyone with a little one, even the beginner seamstress!
Once you have mastered the basic pattern you can embellish the purse how you please. A few embellishing suggestions are- pom-poms, a cute keychain (I love these ones from The Handmade Home), a lip gloss holder (like this one from Crazy Litte Projects), you could even embroider a Monogram (like this one from Flamingo Toes).
I couldn’t wait to share this little girl purse pattern with you, you’ll have a happy girl on your hands!
It makes such a fun toy and the perfect gift for the little lady on your list!
If you download this FREE pattern I’d ask that you please share it! So I can keep bringing you more freebies!
Download the Purse Pattern Pieces here.
Download the Purse Sewing Instructions here.
**(When printing this purse pattern PDF it will shrink it a tiny bit. If you open the file in Preview (option on the left of the print screen). And change your printer settings to- Paper size >Borderless, and Check the fill entire paper box under scale)**
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GREAT job Virginia!!! Pinned, pinned, pinned and shared!! 🙂 xoxo
Laura Turcotte says
oh my!! Thank you! This is great!
Shauna Oberg says
This is such an adorable project! Thanks for sharing your tips over at Satori Design for Living today!
Ana Love Craft says
Super cute projects! Thanks for sharing! Would love to have you visit me sometime 🙂
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
Absolutely darling!! My 2 year old is just now starting to point out every child’s size purse she sees. I am definitely going to have to try out this pattern. I found you via Artsy Corner Link Up. If you’re interested I host a weekly link party on Thursdays. I also saw your tutorial for quick aprons – LOVE!
This is so cute!!! I know a little 5-year-old who will absolutely flip over this.
This is so sweet! My 11yo will love it! Tweeted and pinned! 🙂
Kat Komin says
I love this post! Thank you for sharing it! My daughter would really want me to make this (if I could figure out my sewing machine).
This is a great pattern starter project, little so you can accomplish it in a day! Thanks for stopping by!
Lyndsay Tupper says
You Rock too V!
Heidi Kay says
So Cute! A girl can never have too many purses :-).
Dani @ lifeovereasy says
Sooo cute! Love the fabrics you chose!
Inspire Me Heather says
Love your fabric choices too, they make beautiful purses!
This is so cute! I totally need to make these for my girls. Thanks for the pattern.
Katie Adams says
This is so cute, my daughters would love these! Thank you for sharing the free pattern.
Mara Shandrew says
Thank you so much! I came here to see your crochet cowl and found this pattern as well. My daughter is only 8 months old right now, but my 5 year old son is always snagging my purses. He is at his “I want anything I think is pretty – who cares if it is supposed to be for a girl” stage. I can let him pick the fabric and anything he wants to personalize it and he can have his own purse. I am a little tired of finding Hot Wheels in all my purses. I will be pinning this to my Pinterest immediately. Thank you again!
I’m so glad you found it! You’ll have to come back soon, I’m working on a pattern for a ‘boy purse”, my little guy loves them too! Thanks for stopping by!
This purse is absolutely delightful! I made one this morning for my daughter to give at a birthday party this afternoon. The recipient loved it (and so did her mom!). Couple of notes from my experience–I found that the purse bottom piece was not quite long enough for me. I was using a beautiful wool felt and it doesn’t have the kind of stretch that acrylic felt does, so that could have been it. But also the 19″ of piping wasn’t quite enough either, so maybe it had to do with the way I cut or sewed the purse body pieces. Wrong seam allowance maybe? I had a little bit of trouble with the strap covers but I ended up figuring it out. A few more photos there might help! Lastly, I’m wondering what your sales policy is–do you allow people to sell finished products made from your patterns? Because seriously this is the cutest purse I have ever made–and I have two girls and have made my share of purses! Of course now that the birthday party is over, my girls have picked fabric from the stash to make their own!
Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for the feedback! I did have someone test the pattern and they didn’t find the shortage, but maybe I’ll add a little allowance. Feel free to use the pattern, just give credit where credit is due. Thanks again for coming back to comment. I hope to make more patterns like this one!
I’m so glad I read this! As a beginner I thought I had done something wrong because I found the bottom too short too. Same with the piping (that I had to make for the first time also). I have increased both the bottom and the piping by 1″ and hopefully that sorts it out.
I found the handle covers really confusing and that’s what brought me undone. It was intended for a gift but instead I gave it to my Miss 1 and she LOVED it… I will try again today with a longer base and piping and hopefully it will be gift worthy 🙂
I’m so sorry it didn ‘t work out on round 1. Best wishes for a better one on round 2
I just finished making this up. It was my first time ever sewing something (besides heming) I had a few minor issues (probably from being so new to sewing) overall it looks great! just in time for my daughters birthday. i know if i make another it will definitely be a lot easier. Thank you so much for making this a free pattern!
Thanks for stopping back to share Hollie, I’m so glad you gave it a try! I hope your little girl loves it!
Kim McCulley says
Thank you Virginia for sharing the purse project. I’m new to your site and have shared this project on facebook for all my friends to see.
This is super cute. I didn’t have any piping but I improvised with what I did have and made my little girl a little purse for Christmas.
Really cute! I pinned it!
Pat Greene says
Love, love the pattern! I had just crocheted a ruffled purse for my niece’s birthday but when I saw this I just had to make this too. Just a few suggestions, on the pattern pieces where it says “cut on fold”, this should read “put on fold”. I too had to make adjustments to get the 19 inch piece of piping to fit..needs a little more wiggle room. Instead of using felt I ironed fabric interfacing of medium weight to the back of the outside fabric and lined the purse in a coordinating print. I also made piping out of the lining print as well as used it in place of the bias tape and used this for the strap cover and flap closure. It turned out so cute! Now will have to make one for my other niece. Thanks for sharing the pattern.
Thanks for all the suggestions Pat! You know when you make something over and over again, sharing it with others sometime the details get lost without intention. So glad you liked it!
vicki n says
Thank you for sharing this!
Thank you so much for the pattern. It is adorable,can’t wait to sew it up for my Grandaughter.
Hi, thank you for sharing this pattern! I have everything cut out to make this purse and was just wondering what the seam allowance should be? Thanks!
the allowance is 1/4″. I’d love to see your project when its finished!
I’m a french girl and I’ve made a bag with your fabulous sewing pattern. Thank you a lot!!!
You can see my bag here http://tiamatcreations.com/2015/04/22/couture-sac-pour-enfants-comme-maman-ou-pour-maman/
Love, love , love your fabric choice…very adorable.
Thank you for sharing this and many other DIY things. =)
This is absolutely adorable purse. And your tutoring couldn’t be any better than it already is.
Greetings from Helsinki, Finland
thanks so much!
What adorable purses! I am a purse girl. I wish I could sew. Thanks for linking up to Small Victory Sunday Linkup.
These are super cute purses! My girl would love them both!!!! She’s already crazy about bags LOL… no doubt she’s a girl!
This is so sweet! Found you at the #WeekendWindDown linky party and I am definitely pinning! Thank you for sharing!
These are so adorable – I love the pattern and the fabrics. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy
T'onna @ USS Crafty says
These purses are too cute! I’m pinning this! My daughter needs a new purse. A friend bought her a Hello Kitty purse last year, but my daughter has lost it. We haven’t seen it in over a month, so I’ve been thinking about making her one.
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Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse says
Such sweet purses! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/06/make-it-pretty-monday-week-139.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Thanks for sharing at the party. Super cute purse. Pinned & shared.
Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse says
The Weekly Feature Series is live which you are one of the features. Pop on over when you have time to check it out! http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/06/weekly-feature-series_20.html Have a great week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
I would love to make little purses for my greatgrandaughters