Belle Handbag Sew-Along Starts Next Week – Get The Schedule Now!

Beautiful Belle Handbag sewing pattern Amy Butler front1 Belle Handbag Sew Along Starts Next Week   Get The Schedule Now!We’re getting excited to launch our first sew-along and we hope you are too.  Here is a schedule of the sew-along and helpful links to get you started.

The Belle Handbag Sew-Along Schedule

  • Week of February  3 – Fabric Choice, Prep, and Cutting
  • Week of February 10 – Marking & Interfacing
  • Week of February 17 – Construction & Customizing
  • Week of February 24 – Finishing

Now and until February 3 purchase fabric and notions according to the pattern envelope. You can purchase the pattern at to make it even easier. Be sure to sign up for the Sew News Sew-Along Flickr Group. Think of Flickr as a way to share your progress or discuss a tricky area or get inspiration from other members.

Plus, we’ll have video clips from Rhonda Buss with tips, tricks and more to help you make the best bag of the season!

If you need a tutorial on how to navigate and sign up for Flickr please read my blog post that will walk you through every step. Click HERE for the Flickr Tutorial.

Be sure to come back during the sew-along here on the blog, and you can post questions or comments here as well as on our Flickr Belle Handbag Sew-Along page.

Thanks for sewing along and see you on Flickr!




 Belle Handbag Sew Along Starts Next Week   Get The Schedule Now!

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7 Responses to Belle Handbag Sew-Along Starts Next Week – Get The Schedule Now!

  1. carla j says:

    I do not mean to be critical but if a beginner sewist was going to try to get the items you listed it could be confusing when you put the ” symbol when listing the amount of fabric to be purchased…you put – 4 3/8″ yards of interfacing and 1 3/4″ yard if using the 54″ home dec fabric….when it should read: 4 3/8 yards of interfacing and 1 3/4 yards if using the 54″ home dec fabric. I hope you don’t think of me as being petty but I can remember starting out all details were important. Sorry if I have offended you but hope it may have made it clearer to beginners.

  2. Erica Brown says:

    I’m waiting for my pattern to arrive. Do you have a material list you could share?

    • Jill says:

      Sure thing
      On the pattern envelope the following are listed.
      44″-54″ wide fabric – exterior one yard of fabric
      4 3/8″ yards of interfacing
      1 3/4″ yard if using 54″ home dec fabric

      44″ wide fabric for the handles and lining 2 1/4 yards of fabric for exterior
      54″ wide fabric 1 3/8 yard of fabric

      Plus coordinating thread

      For interfacing it is recommended to get 20″ wide fusible woven interfacing.

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  4. Jill says:

    Hi Lela,
    You do need to purchase the pattern, and currently the Amy Butler Belle Handbag pattern is only offered as a paper pattern. The sew along is not LIVE but really like any sew-along you may have been involved with. I will post the written post on the blog along with a video embedded in the post to offer a tip or technique from Rhonda Buss. If you have questions you can post here on the blog or on the Flickr page where we have a Sew News Flickr Sew Along page. There you can post your photos or ask for help.

    Let me know if that all makes sense and if you have any other questions.

  5. Lela Abate says:


    Do I need to purchase the pattern? If so, Is there a PDF download for it?
    Also, Is the sew along LIVE only. Or can I view it when I get a chance?

    Thanks so much,