I didn’t have a pattern for this purse. I sketched it out and it evolved from there. So here is what I did ( sorry not really a tutorial, just guidelines)
Piece A– Main body (Blue in sample). Cut 2 Outer Fabric and 2 Lining
Piece B– Front and Back Pocket. (Whimsy in sample) Cut 2 contrast, cut 2 outer . (You can make it deeper, just trace the “A” so you keep the slants the same)
Piece C– This is the top trim which is above the recessed zipper. Cut 2 contrast, 2 lining
Piece D– Bottom of bag. Cut one of outer fabric. One of lining,If you want a stiffer bottom cut one of stiff interfacing as well
Piece E– Side Gusset. I cut (2) the full height for the outside, for the lining I cut (2) and then cut the top 2” off because of the recessed zipper and then put that 2” above the zipper. You might have to play with this. I just trimmed off the little extra. ( I think my math is off by 1/4” or so)
Piece F—Zipper “facings”? (either side of the zipper on the recessed zipper). Again, you might need to trim this a little as you’re dry fitting it. Cut 4, either 2 from contrast and 2 from outer fabric or all the same.
Piece G - Strap tabs to attach rings to. Again which ever fabric you choose.
Piece H—Strap. Cut 1. I made mine adjustable. I think the length of the pieces was 24”. Personal choice.
I also used (5) 6-7” zippers for the zippered pockets. 3 on the outside and 2 on the inside. Pieces of cotton, interfaced for the actual zippered pockets, depending how deep you want them. There are tutorials that show you how to put in a zippered pocket.
I used a #5 zipper for the main closure. I use the zipper by the roll. I think I used 15”
(2) 1” rings for the straps, (1) 1” slide to make strap adjustable
So these are the pieces (I think I got them all).
For construction: I always start with the outside.
Next post I'll try to go through the steps I followed.
(This seems like a lot of work when I type it, but really it wasn't)