Evelyn PDF Pattern

(3 customer reviews)


The Evelyn is not only practical BUT stylish too! Complete with two zippered pockets (One exterior and one inside) to keep your valuables secure.

Two elasticized exterior pockets for your phone or keys, 3 additional inside pockets as well as a pen pocket.

With a little patience it is easy to make! Dress it up with some nice shiny rivets & bag feet or keep it simple! The choice is yours!

Finished bag size = Approx. 33cm (13”) X 20cm (8”) X 10cm ( 4”)


The pdf pattern for the Evelyn handbag/purse has 38 pages of instructions which include 67 step by step colour photos.

There are 6 photos of the finished bag, printing instructions and a ruler to check scale.

10 Pattern pieces are included as are measurements for both Metric and Imperial!

PLUS a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions (8 pages) comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes, should you not need or wish to print all of the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!

Additional information

Pattern Type


ChrisW Designs


*Exterior Fabric: 90 cm (1 Yard) of 112cm (40″) wide fabric.
*Lining Fabric: 70cm (28″) of 112cm (40″) wide fabric
*Fusible Interfacing: Mid weight – 50cm (½ Yard) Or light weight for home dec & heavier.
*Fusible Fleece. I used Vilene H 640 -50cm (½ Yard)
*Matching Thread. (I use Gutermann Polyester)
*1 piece of 7cm X 31.7cm (2″ x 12½”) 7 mesh plastic canvas for base. (Trim corners off) OR alternatively you can also use template plastic or similar firm material.

* 2 X 18cm (7″) zippers or longer, cut down to size. One to match the exterior and one to match the lining.
*4 X bag feet
*16 X 6mm (¼”) rivets (Optional)
*9″ of 6mm (¼”) elastic for side pockets
*1 X 18mm (6/8″) Magnetic Snap closure
*5 oval (or rectangle) rings 30mm (1 3/16″) across (inside measurement) and no more than 20mm (13/16″) deep (inside measurement).

3 reviews for Evelyn PDF Pattern

  1. Daryl Perry

    I made a couple of Evelyn Bags a few years ago. I love the style and shape and size of this bag. It can be made without the side pockets as I have seen a few others do. As with all Christine’s patterns, the instructions are very clearly written. I love that when you open the bag you can see all your belongings clearly. No digging down into a deep bag, which I am not fond of doing. There are plenty of pockets that you can add or not to make this customized to your tastes.

  2. Ronda G

    Every Evelyn I’ve made has been well received – it’s a fantastic pattern and easy to follow. One of the nice things about any ChrisW pattern is you not only get a great bag out of it, you also learn the whys behind what you’re doing. As noted by others, you can leave the side pockets off, or keep them. I tend to also make my flap one solid piece, without the middle divider. Love this bag!

  3. Ginger Harris

    I wish the these patterns came in kits! I am a advance sewer but have a hard time with picking fabric to make a nice looking Bag! If someone could help me get started with choosing fabric I would be all over it!

    • admin

      Hi Ginger…..Picking fabrics is so personal and tastes vary greatly, which is why it is rare to find kits that include fabric. I would suggest looking at Instagram or joining our Facebook group and browsing through the photos to get inspiration….if you see a bag in fabric that appeals, do ask the maker! most are only too happy to let you know the name of the fabric and where you might find it!

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