OK….it has been a long time coming BUT….FINALLY it is ready! Introducing Abigail -An advanced handbag/purse pattern. Yes….this one is somewhat of a challenge! LOLL…Not so much that it is particularly difficult, as I step you through everything you need to know BUT……rather it is time consuming! Definitely NOT a quick bag project put together in an afternoon! LOLLL But if you are looking for something just that little bit different, you’ve come to the right place!

Special thanks to my wonderful pattern testers, for making sure the pattern is as error free as possible (Yes, even I am not perfect! LOLL)….a special BIG thanks goes to Maria, who ALWAYS does a fabulous job SUPER FAST! To Monica, for GREAT feedback and Naomi, for thinking up the name “Abigail” …I think it suits perfectly……

So without further delay, here are some pics:

Abigail Bag Pattern by ChrisW Designs


a side view:

Abigail - Advanced sewing pattern by ChrisW Designs

Side View of Abigail

Top View:

Advanced bag Pattern -Abigail- By ChrisW Designs

Top View of Abigail

Another Top View Of Abigail


The Abigail features all the pockets you need to keep you organised. Featuring 2 cute little front pockets, and 2 side pockets, all closing securely with magnetic snaps. In addition, there are two, large outer slip pockets, on either side of the bag. The roomy main zippered compartment also boasts a secure interior zipper pocket, PLUS two slip pockets, but wait, there’s more, there’s also a pen pocket! The lovely metal rings, rivets and the use of bag feet, give the bag a professional look.

Finished bag size = Approx. 41cm (16”) X 18cm (7”) X 11.5cm ( 4½”)

Rated Advanced:

More Pics of Abigail in other fabrics:

Bag PDF pattern by ChrisW Designs - Abigail

Abigail in Amy Butler Fabrics
Abigail Bag PDF Pattern by ChrisW Designs

Abigail in Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Find out more about Abigail by visiting her on my website where she is available NOW in my Shop here! I sure hope you like her! 🙂

Happy sewing!


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  1. Love it! So many pockets! And the two big sides pockets are great. I like the grommets and the strength it gives the purse. I should check on places to get the grommets. Abigail is on my wish list.

  2. Hey Chris – I appreciate you responding to comments:) So many don’t. I saw that you added me to your blog roll – thank you for that! I wish I had a button, but don’t know how to get one. Can you tell me? Thanks again so much. Picked out my fabric already! Now to just finish unpacking my craft room so I can start. Hugs

  3. No problem Sue! 🙂 I made my own button! There are some great tutorials out there on how to make them if you don’t know where to start….just google it! 🙂 Can’t wait to see your version so please be sure to share! 🙂 Either email me a pic or two ….. or you can add some to our flickr pool! 🙂

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