Big n Beautiful Betty Bag

By: Lisa for U Handbag
Big n Beautiful Betty Bag
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If you are looking for a free purse pattern that is practical, lovely, fashion-forward, and big enough to hold everything you might possibly need, this sewn bag pattern is going to be your new best friend. This Big n Beautiful Betty Bag lives up to its name! Absolutely stunning and extra spacious, you are going to fall absolutely in love with this free sewing pattern. A lot of times free purse patterns are simple totes or little dainty pieces. That isnt the case with this one! This fab find is the perfect wardrobe staple that carries it all!

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I am unable to download the pattern without subscribing to a service called "Box". How can I get the pattern?

I can get the pattern, but where are the directions?

Nevermind, I figured it out. When you click on the link for the bag tutorial it takes you to U Handbags website and everything is there.

Hello I love this betty bag. I am from Dominica, W.I. And am having trouble finding the frame for this bag, is there somewhere I can order it ? And what size am I to look out for? Thanks Jenny

Go to U Handbags website. The size is 10" x 3".

I made this for my daughter. It came out perfect & she gets compliments all the time. Wish I could share pics of it! Thank you for such an awesome pattern!

I cannot find the answer to what others have big are the pattern pieces? I WANT to make this bag!!

Please, Please help me. I cannot find an oversize frame for Big Beautiful Betty, I have tried JoAnn's. Michaels, Hobby Lobby and all over the internet and largest I can find is about 8-10 inches. Thanks, Joyce E-Mail

Try this link.

Go to U Handbags to order, or buy anything that is 10" x 3".

I love this purse!!!!!

I love this bag and want to make it..Can i get most of the product at Joann's? Also the pattern how big do i need to enlarge it for the size you made?

Beautiful bag, where do you get your supplies, frame, rope etc.? Please keep up the goodies!!!!! joy

Hi,I just registered and I want to make the big n beautiful betty purse.I am having a difficult time printing out the size of the pattern.Could you please tell me the correct size of the pattern pieces.I am new at this,please help.

I forgot to say I also made one with covering the frame with a contrasting fabric [same as lining] it came out wasn't too hard to do but took a lot of patience...

I think I should have left it at home in closet after I made it because now everyone wants one...I make totes all year round plus other bags,wallets,etc...and my daughter sells them at the craftfair...but now this one I have gotten way too many request it's a major homerun! Thanks ! PS I'm working on the smaller version ones as well and think they will be just as great...sorry can't use a pattern for just one thing I'm a tweeker gotta use it several ways!

Can you let us know what size did you make the pattern when printing it out. Also can it be printed from my home printer? Beautiful purse and i really would love to have one.

Where can I get the frame?

JoAnns Fabrics has handles..

I absolutely love this purse--but it looks very difficult to make--it is soooo pretty


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