Introducing the Jewelry Purse pattern. Here's a bonus pattern which is just in time to sew for Christmas. If you are giving a piece of jewelry as a gift this year, then this makes the perfect way to wrap it in this pretty and useful jewelry purse pattern.
Ideal to keep your favorite pieces easily to hand, or just right for travelling and looking glamorous on the go. This jewelry purse has a spot for earrings, chains or bracelets, rings, and other small items, and a full width zipper pocket too.
Make it sumptuous in silk or satin, or practical and more hard-wearing in a quilting weight cotton.
- Finished size closed – 8.5 inches by 6 inches
- Ring holder, earring holder, 2 hangers for chains, zipper pocket, 2 slip pockets
- Soft and padded.
- Step by step photo tutorial and video
Pattern rating – the pattern testing team gave this one an Intermediate rating.
Video tutorial for the Jewelry Purse with variations and suggestions
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Pattern Testing Results
I gave the testing team a tight deadline on this one because I knew it would make such a great Christmas present and wanted to make sure you all had time to sew it. As always, they rise to the challenge and created some pretty bags and made sure this pattern is spot on!
Louise – I liked it. Lots of compartments to keep things separate. Like the chain holder. Hopefully will keep necklaces from knotting. I used a pellon fusible light weight interfacing and a pellon fusible fleece. They worked well.
Sarah – the only thing that held me up with this pattern was how great it was. Every time I completed a section I had to get out some jewelry and start adding it in!
Donna at Stitched by Donna – I love the pattern. I added top stitching to the flap on my purse. For the interfacing, I used Pellon Shape-Flex SF101 – woven interfacing, and Pellon Fusible Interfacing. I used Pellon sew-in heavy weight stiff interfacing instead of cardboard for the earring holder, so the the purse can be washable. I then punched holes with a regular hole puncher on the interfacing only before placing it in the stud holder.
Linda – Great pattern. Easy to put together . Unfortunately I did not have a very fancy fabric to test with but next time I will try it with one. I loved the idea of making a jewelry organizer. This one has lot of pockets and has a place for everything, rings, ear ring, chain. I liked the zipper pocket to make things more secure. However once closed it's not too big to get into your luggage and things stays in place. I loved the way it looks like a purse once closed making it pretty and feminine.
For the interfacing I used Pellon 911FF. I loved this interfacing for cotton. I have used it in almost all my bags. For the fleece, it was not fusible so I used HeatnBond Lite to fused it to the fabric. It worked great.
Sara at Made by Sara – It is a lovely bag! I love it! Although I didn't make the chain holders and added a larger ring holder for mine. I think you have thought about all the necessary pockets and closures to keep everything neat and safe. For the earring holder I used a clear vinyl as a liner instead of card to make it washable.
Crystal – this is a great idea, I like that there is a place for nearly every type of jewelry… the satin look is pretty. I was curious about the tie option and how or of it was functional – it looks pretty but its really optional I think. Mine stays closed just fine with the magnetic closure. I used baby snaps, and kamsnaps (prefer to avoid hand sewing of snaps). When I make this again, I'll use one layer of fleece lining, and one layer of heavy craft fuseable for added stiffness. And it can easily be adapted to suit your own jewelry – for my next one I'll make those chain loops longer and use them for bangles and big hoop earrings.
A BIG Thank you to everyone who helped with the pattern testing on this one at such short notice and at such a busy time of year.