The Phoenix PDF Pattern

(2 customer reviews)



The Phoenix is a stylish handbag featuring exterior side gusset zipper pockets and a quick access phone pocket at the back. The roomy main compartment closes with a recessed zipper pocket. Inside you will find another zipper pocket. I like to add Pocket Supplement A (optional separate purchase) for some additional slip pockets. There is a removable cross body strap, two handle straps and bag feet to protect your bags bottom.

Finished size: Approx. 33cm (13”) W X 28cm (11”) H X 9.5cm (3 ¾”) D.

For information on where to find supplies for your Phoenix, please go HERE!

Brandy of Bean’s Bags and Handicrafts has made a full video Tutorial for The Phoenix and you can find that on her YouTube channel HERE!



The PDF pattern for The Phoenix has 54 pages of instructions which include 143 step by step colour photos.

The pattern comes with written printing instructions as well as video instructions on downloading, saving, and printing for both a PC and Mac.

Pattern pieces are included for both shaped and rectangular pieces, as well as cutting measurements for rectangular pieces, so you can choose your preferred cutting method. Both Metric and Imperial measurements are included!

PLUS, a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions (12 pages) is available separately, for printing purposes. This is great should you not need or wish to print all the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!

The Pattern files come in both A4 and Letter sizes for your printing convenience.

Additional information

Pattern Type


ChrisW Designs


*Feature Fabric: 112cm (44”) wide: 36cm (14”)
*Faux Leather: 140cm (55”) wide: 50cm (20”)
*Lining fabric: 112cm (44”) wide: 1m (1 Yard”)
*Fusible Woven Interfacing: EzeFuse – 114cm (45”) Wide – 2m (2 Yards). Substitutes are DHJ501 or Pellon Shape-Flex SF101- 51cm (20”) Wide – 3.7m (4 Yards).
*Matilda’s Own Foam, Soft & Stable, Pellon Flex Foam or Headliner: (Referred to in pattern only as foam): 76cm (30”) W X 38cm (15”) H
*Fusible Fleece (Referred to in pattern only as Fleece) – Matilda’s Own, Thermolam Plus or Vilene H640: 20cm (8”)
*Decovil 1 (Heavy), Peltex 71F, Fast2Fuse or TimTex or 2 layers of Decovil Light (Referred to in pattern only as Decovil 1): 10cm (4”)
*1 X #3 Dress Zipper for Interior Zipper Pocket: 25cm (10”) (Or longer cut to size)
*2 X #5 Zipper for Gusset Side Pockets: 25cm (10”) (Or longer cut to size)
*1 X #5 Zipper for Top Zipper Closure: 36cm (14”) (Or longer cut to size)
*4 X 25mm Strap Connectors
*2 X 25mm (1”) Swivel Hook
*1 X 25mm (1”) Slider
*1 X Metal Zipper End
*4 X Bag Feet
*2 X 15mm (5/8”) Push Together grommets
*2 X 32mm (1 ¼”) Gate Rings
*7 X Double Capped Rivets 8mm – 10mm (Stem) (Stem size is a guide only and may vary depending on thicknesses. I used 9mm size for this bag with light weight faux leather and quilting cotton.
NOTE: You can try Chicago Screws as a substitute if rivets scare you!
Other Items:
Fabric Glue, Double Sided Wonder Tape, Tailors Chalk or Fading Marker, Fray Stopper, Hole Punches, Rivet Setting Tools, plus general sewing items.
OPTIONAL: Pocket Supplement A PDF for extra interior pockets. If you don’t already own this, you can find it for a small price in either the International website or Aussie website. You can use this pattern over and over again for many different bags.

2 reviews for The Phoenix PDF Pattern

  1. Rachel

    I love the side pockets and the details of this purse, so pretty and upscale!

  2. Ann Rhuland

    This pattern is one of the best I have ever worked with, Chris has done all the heavy lifting with her instructions 60 illustrated pages of well written direction. The unique construction method makes bag turning unnecessary which is quite stress relieving as turning is always a painful process. I would not hesitate to buy any of her patterns you will not be disappointed.

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