Alice Book Bag by Betz White

A convertible messenger bag that can be worn cross body or over the shoulder.

Pattern: Alice Book Bag
Designer: Betz White
Categories: Handbags
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Canvas, Linen, Shirting, Twill
required fabric: 3/4 yards
Digital Sewing Pattern$12.95
Digital Sewing Pattern$12.95


When you've got a lot of stuff to haul, you need a bag big enough to get the job done, but still classic and versatile. The Alice Book Bag by Betz White is a basic messenger style handbag with ample room for your favorite novel, ipad, wallet, sunglasses, car keys, and a snack. Yes, it's that big. Have some fun with a contrasting lining fabric with this quick and easy sewing project.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 7
Copy Shop Version Included: No
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Size All Sizes

Fabric Required (yards)

Size All Sizes
45" Wide Main Fabric 3/4
45" Wide Lining Fabric 3/4
20" Wide Interfacing1 1/4
1" Wide Cotton Webbing2

Recommended Fabrics

  • Canvas
  • Linen
  • Shirting
  • Twill

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Cotton Webbing
  • Grommets
  • Interfacing
  • Thread

Additional Notes

This 7-page PDF includes step-by-step instructions with illustrations. Please note: This pattern does not include pattern pieces, but instead measurements for each pattern piece.


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