Minnie Pattern Mash-Up Purse

Minnie Pattern Mash-Up Purse

Make a purse Minnie Mousey when you make this sewing project idea.

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Minnie Pattern Mash-Up Purse
Minnie Pattern Mash-Up Purse
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In the Designer's Words: "Minnie's Pattern Mash-up Ruffled Bag uses Simplicity Pattern 1439 and makes a few adjustments to create the perfect ruffled bag. This bag features 2 internal pockets and wood handles it is great for everyday or just for a trip to the Park. All the tips and tricks you need to make this bag for any occasion or theme. Any bag that makes you smile should be the one you carry every day! Happy Sewing!
Transform a sewing pattern for a purse into a Minnie-rific idea when you check out this how to sew a purse tutorial. With just a few adjustments to an already-existing sewing pattern, the Minnie Pattern Mash-Up Purse gives pattern remixing a whole new name. Whether you want to sew a purse for your little girl or are looking for something to tote around Disney World on your next vacation, this how to sew a purse tutorial is sure to do the trick!

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine

Difficulty LevelEasy

Materials List

  • Simplicity 1439
  • 3/4 yard cotton fabric,lining
  • 2/3 yard cotton fabric, ruffles
  • 5 yards 3" lace trim
  • Wood handles 9"
  • 1 yard 5/8" lace trim
  • 1/3 yard 1" ribbon
  • Thread
  • Masking tape


  1. Measure and adjust pattern pieces 15 (reduce 2 1/2" in width), 18 (reduce 3" in width and add 4" in height depending on handle size) & 22 (reduce 3" in width).

  2. Cut Four (4) 3 1/2" strips WOF from ruffle fabric. Cut 2 fabric and 2 lining from piece 15. Cut 1 piece 17 from lining fabric, Cut 2 piece 18 from outter fabric, and Cut 1 outer and 2 lining from piece 22.

  3. Roll hem the bottom of each strip 3 1/2 inch strip of fabric.

  4. Place lace along raw edge of hemmed fabric strips and baste along edge. Pull thread to gather.

  5. Follow pattern directions for Bag C. using piece 22 for bottom instead of piece 16, this creates a rounder shape for a fuller skirt look!

  6. Complete as directed by pattern.

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CUTE! My cousin's daughter is obsessed with Minnie Mouse, so I'll probably have to make this for her. Or get someone who can actually sew to make this for her.


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