Thursday, November 20, 2014

Crossbody Owl Purse Pattern & Tutorial


We've been invaded. A flock of owls has come to roost at our home...


A few months ago my six-year-old granddaughter and I were browsing Pinterest when she asked if I could make her an owl purse. I love it when I get requests from my children or grandchildren for something specific, so in preparation of the Christmas season I whipped up a pattern last week and got busy...


Normally, when I make a pattern I need to tweak it after the first go around, but this time the pattern worked from the get go! That was awesome, because I knew I wouldn't be making just one. I would be making a flock.


Four of our little granddaughters will be receiving these -- along with matching coin purse -- for Christmas. I asked each momma to measure across the body of each little recipient, to make the strap length perfect for each one. The two, three and four-year olds are getting one size bag and the six-year-old is getting a slightly larger version (blue in above photo).


I must admit... I'm in love.


For the month of December 2014 I made this pattern and tutorial
available free of charge to the readers of my blog.

However...


my
Little Girl Owl Crossbody Purse Pattern and Tutorial
 is now available for sale in my Etsy store.
Please go here to purchase a "personal use" pattern!


A "commercial use" pattern is also available in my Etsy shop.
The commercial use pattern gives the buyer license to make and sell items made from this pattern.

Both the small and larger version of the bag are
included in the pattern.


These little owls will be flying to destinations all over the U.S. in time for Christmas.
I'm pretty sure they will love the little humans that will take them in!

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dollarhellqueen said...

Love the purse. Great design.

Ellyn said...

oh my! Off I go to email you. so darling

Kate said...

Your owl bag is darling and your granddaughter must be elated!!!

Monica said...

I love them! I think this is what I'll make my daughters for Christmas. Thank you!

Sant Family said...

My girls are going to love this! Thanks so much! Very generous!

Carrie said...

So cute and creative!

Debbie said...

That is darling!! I need to make for my granddaughters! THank you for the pattern!

Kristin said...

Very cute purse. Thanks for offering the pattern.

Southern Gal said...

You just solved my problem of what to give all my nieces and great-nieces! Thanks.

Renae said...

So darling. Looking forward to trying out the pattern.

Lynne Tilley said...

First of all, I'm in love with this sweet, precious little bag. Second, it's so incredibly generous of you to share it with us for free. I've got two little granddaughters who will LOVE these! Thanks so much! I'm off to email you now!

Wen from What's Mummy Up To said...

This is absolutely adorable. I have two nieces who would love this ... great idea for Christmas!

Christie Pass said...

Too cute! You're grandchildren are so lucky to have you as their grandma.

Mason/Sam/Family said...

Oh my gosh - these are absolutely adorable!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Fat Doxies Studio said...

So cure! Love this so much!

Jan said...

Thank you SO much. My niece in NZ will love this cute bag.

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the free pattern. These are ADORABLE!

Martinas Werkstättle said...

sooo süüß, deine Enkelkinder werden begeistert sein.

Liebe Grüße
Martina

EaST said...

That is adorable. I love it!!!

Carrie said...

I was just head downstairs to make little purses when I spotted this when checking emails...love it!!! Looks like I'll have a flock soon too 😉. Thank you!

Julie and Jill said...

I love owls and this is so cute! Would love the pattern. Thank you!!

Rose said...

These are darling!

Kathryn said...

Your Owl Purse is adorable!

Rose said...

These are darling!

Jill said...

My granddaughter loves bags and owls! What could be better than an owl bag!!? Thanks for making your pattern available.

Barbara Thater said...

How cut is this. Owls are all the rage now.

CountryBelle said...

Once again, you've knocked it out of the park! I LOVE!!

carla.evans said...

So stinkin cute!!

Unknown said...

So cute!!!!!!!!!

Suzie White said...

You are always so kind to share your wonderful patterns with us. Thank you so much.

Kris Coplan said...

Very cute I will be making these for our 3 grand daughters!!

Muriel Prentice said...

What a talented and generous lady you are. Love this pattern.

glassyladyks said...

Cute as always! Thank you for sharing your talents.

Chris O'Dorisio said...

Hi Suzanne, Cute purse. I wondered if you were busy with an "owl project" when I saw some pins you have on pintrest. :) These little guys/gals :) make me smile. I haven't quite decided about the granddaughters Christmas gifts yet but this sure likes one I would like to try. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. :)

Chris O'Dorisio said...

opps a Typo: "sure looks like one I would like to try...."

Mia said...

Loooove these!!! Super cute!

Debara Ragsdale said...

A friend of mine made your Maggie the taggie owl a while ago,and I thought it was the cutest taggie I had ever seen. She gave me the name of your blog a few days ago because my daughter is having her first baby (my 1st grandchild) and her sister-in-law just had a baby. This is an adorable purse, and I'm sure I'll be making it in a few years. Thank you so much for sharing!

VickiT said...

This is just too cute. I have two granddaughters who would love this purse. I'm hoping the smaller version will be small enough for the 2yr old. She LOVES stashing Grandma's fabric scraps and carrying them around.

annemarie said...

These are adorable - I see a flock of them in my future!

Donna said...

Love it!

Finnie said...

My Granddaughters love all things owl. These are adorable- so kind of you to be this generous. Thank You so much. I just found you today, and I will be a new follower by email. Thanks again

Carol Meyer said...

These are just the cutest little purses. I want to make them for my granddaughters. <3

Rosalyn said...

This is so cute, I know my granddaughter will love one. Thank you so much.
Rosalyn

kr said...

Thank you for your gift of this purse! I have a little niece who adores owls and she will flip when I make her this owl purse.

lynnie said...

Would love a copy of your owl purse design. My girlfriend loves owls- and wouldn’t this be darling for her to carry some of her sewing supplies into class?
Thank you
Lynn Z

Maggi said...

Exactly what I have been looking for to make for my granddaughter. Thank you so much
Maggi

sew.ost said...

Sooo cute! Luv to make it

nancyjean said...

oh my goodness, these are so adorable! Your granddaughters are going to just love them!! Thank you so much for sharing with us! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

catherine pfeifercroken said...

These are seriously cute. I look forward to receiving the pattern -- which is a very generous gift from you -- and then I'll make one or two in the fond hopes that I, too, will have a granddaughter(s) one day soon. Once again, thank you for sharing!

pam said...

WHO wouldn't love a cute purse like this? thanks for sharing your inspiration and pattern.

Maureen said...

Super cute!

Martha said...

These are the cutest! No little girls in our family yet but I can plan ahead.

Linda Nelson said...

Those are adorable!!!

Gerri said...

Suzanne, as always, your creative and generosity are above and beyond. Love that owl!

Little Sugar said...

Those are so adorable! I have 4 granddaughters that these would be perfect for as extra gift from grandma and papa.

Patti said...

These bags are adorable, Suzanne! Thank you so much for your generosity!

Julie Kent said...

These are so cute. Thank you for sharing your tutorial

countercrafts said...

Very cute owl purse. I would appreciate receiving the pattern. Thank you!

gran2four said...

LOVE! Just what my 6 yr old grandaughter has been asking for!! Aren't they just a joy. Well off to send you an e-mail. Thank you!

Grandma said...

These are so cute. I want one!

The Fruit Stickler said...

Oh my girl would love a "birdie" bag!!

Regina said...

those big eyes just make me smile!! love it!

BamaCarol said...

These are just adorable! Thanks for the pattern!

Giraffic said...

I really love these. Good thing I have three daughters!

Tenaj said...

OMG...........I Love these. My soon to be 8 year old daughter just passed by, looked over my shoulder and said..."OMG........THOSE ARE SOOOO CUTE." I'd love to get the pattern so I can make her and her friends one for Christmas.

Nanbran said...

The owl purse is adorable! Thanks so much for giving away the pattern!

Karen H said...

Very cute, love this purse. I have some great nieces who would love to have one.

Stacy said...

darling purse!

Sue said...

Beyond adorable! Thanks for your inspiration and generosity!

Kristine's Korner said...

I love the bag! I just made my daughter an owl coin purse. I would go great!

Avery's Mama said...

I love this purse!!

Vicki said...

oh wow...love these bags. So cute. thanks so much for your hard work designing these.

Ellee said...

Soooo cute! Perfect to make for my granddaughter!

cherylsworld said...

Oh my word, I couldn't love this more if I tried!!

Judeeg said...

I love these. I have 3 little girls to make for! Thank you

Carly Wilson said...

I love this!

cathie said...

Your owl bag is as cute as it gets. Thanks for designing and sharing your pieces!

Tami Neiger said...

Adorable! I want to make one for my granddaughter, my great-niece, and myself! LOL! I love owls. :)

Sheri said...

Love this! Can't wait to make it my next project.

Math said...

I love it and so would my niece I'm sure

Becky said...

Love the owl purse! I was searching for cute owl patterns when I found your site - lots of cute owls everywhere!

Kelly said...

So darling! I'm excited to make 2 for my daughters!

Rebekah said...

These are darling!

Leslie Trent said...

Love this! Just what I was looking for!!

sapphire said...

these purses are simply adorable...i love owls and would like to make me one of these...can you please send me the instructions. i emailed you.

cindy said...

So Cute! Love It! Your granddaughters are so lucky!
Thanks for Sharing!

dawn said...

You are so talented,love the owl purse

Liz, Quilt Adventurer said...

I might be able to make a couple of these still for Christmas!!

KatieQ said...

Thank you for offering the tutorial for the adorable purse.

Darlene said...

Adorable! My nieces will love them! Thank you for sharing, it's very kind of you to do so. Happy Holidays!

Darlene said...

Adorable! My nieces will love them! Thank you for sharing, it's very kind of you to do so. Happy Holidays!

Judy said...

Love the owl bag

Judy said...

So cute I have granddaughters that would love them too,hope the pattern is still available.

Judy said...

so cute

Carol Wright said...

Thank you!! With 6 granddaughters I better get busy!!

Carol Wright said...

Thank you--love it!! I have 5 granddaughters so I better get busy!

Maggi said...

I would love to make this for my granddaughter, so generous of you to share

Teresa said...

I have a couple of nieces that would love this. Thank you for the pattern.

Narelle said...

Suzanne i must say that these owl purses are the best that i have seen. I bet your Granddaughter loved her purse. I hope to make one for my Granddaughter. Just beautiful.
Big Owl Hugs
Narelle

CassieH57 said...

My granddaughter would love this!
I think I have time to get it made and under the tree.
How adorable, thank you for the pattern

Virginia Halkias said...

Thank you for offering this owl purse. It is so cute. I would love the pattern.

stephennieb said...

Hello, if you send me the pattern your owls will be flying to the town of Hameln, Germany. My little princess and her friends would enjoying your precious bag. Have a happy holiday season.
Stephennieb

Mindy Weaver said...

I know the perfect 6 year old for this....can't wait to make it.

Mindy Weaver said...

I know the perfect 6 year for this. Thanks. Too cute.

Sew Buzy Izzy said...

Love this :)

Sew Buzy Izzy said...

Love this!

CrazyCatLady said...

Really cute owl purses -- my daughter in law is a fan of owls!

DebS said...

I can't wait to make a few of these for my nieces - it's adorable - thanks for sharing your hard work!

Marilyn said...

Oh, my granddaughters would love these!

Linda Joyce said...

Hi there!! I just adore owls!! Wish I could get a real one!! Anyway, I have seven granddtrs, oldest is eleven and youngest is almost three, so there is a range of ages in between. As I was scrolling down your page, I saw a lot of tutorials that I can make for the grandchildren!! Whoo whoo, this is the blog for me!!
Take care,
Linda J
Chesapeake, VA USA

Linda Joyce said...

Hi there!! I just adore owls!! Wish I could get a real one!! Anyway, I have seven granddtrs, oldest is eleven and youngest is almost three, so there is a range of ages in between. As I was scrolling down your page, I saw a lot of tutorials that I can make for the grandchildren!! Whoo whoo, this is the blog for me!!
Take care,
Linda J
Chesapeake, VA USA

MoPo said...

Thanks for sharing such a darling purse! My grand daughter will love it.

Rita Baker said...

Ilove this purse!!

Rita Baker said...

I love this purse!!!

Rita Baker said...

I love this purse!

Charlene Bessken said...

Sooooo cute. Thanks for offering a free pattern.

Charlene Bessken said...

Soooo cute.

Scout Mom said...

Love this!

LA Paylor said...

I love the owl purse. I admit it might be for me, not a "little" girl! LeeAnna Paylor at Not Afraid of Color

Scout Mom said...

Soooo cute! Perfect gift for all the little girl friends of my daughter who will be turning seven this year! Thanks for sharing!

Amy Thomas said...

Thank You for the pattern.I e mailed you.

D Peters said...

Oh my goodness these are adorable. The Grand Nieces will love them. Thank you for sharing.

Gram999 said...

Thanks for the adorable pattern. My 4 little granddaughters will love them.

Sandra :) said...

I saw these adorable purses featured @ Sew Can She this morning and came over for a peek. Too cute! I made strawberry shaped bags for Christmas for my little neighbour girls (I think they're 3 & 6) - this would also be perfect for them ... and what girl doesn't have multiple bags? ;) Off to email you - thanks for such a cute project!

Vivienne's gram said...

Beautiful! Love owls!

Vivienne's gram said...

Love owls

Louisa Gee said...

Thank you for the pattern, it is just so sweet for a little lady :)

Elizabeth H. said...

This owl purse is just too cute! My two year old granddaughter would love one. Thank you for the pattern.

Christine Schrank said...

These owl bags are toooooo cute. Merry Christmas

Sew.Queen said...

Thank you for the wonderful owl purse pattern. I can't wait to make this for my great niece. I stumbled across your blog this morning and love all the wonderful creative things you've shared.

Tara K said...

Love these! So cute, thanks for sharing!

Miss61b said...

OMG this is soon cute!

Miss61b said...

OMG these are so cute!

Eileen A said...

This is the perfect gift for a little one I know in Texas! Thank you.

denise amburn said...

Perfect for my granddaughters!

Cappy said...

I'm lovin your creativity. Cute cute cute

ahkadabra said...

So nice! Love it!
Anja

Gilda said...

These owl purses are adorable. I'd love to make them for my granddaughters.

Kathleen Soman said...

Wonderful blog, a lot of nice ideas and thank you for sharing. Sometimes life is so hard that a simple sewing project can make you smile and bring some one else a smile too.

Nona said...

These are cute as can be. I have been looking for an owl purse that is little people size. Thanks so much!

Inga said...

I have a granddaughter 5 years old. She would love an owl purse!

Inga said...

I have a granddaoughter 5 years old. She would love an owl purse!

Patti Maley said...

So stinkin' cute!!! I have 3 little grand nieces that would love one of these. Can't wait to make them up in their own "special" colors. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Clare Schmidt said...

Thank you for sharing this really cute owl purse pattern. I have a couple of nieces that would really love this

Vicki Boschman said...

Very cute, very nicely done too. Love your generosity. Thank you

Sheryle A said...

I am a 'geeky' girl and love everything owl. Thanks for this pattern. It is adorable.

AnnaBananaHandmade said...

Very cute pattern you've made! I'm sure they will be loved by their recipients!

Lucy said...

Just love the owls. My friend will be glad to get one from me. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Lucy said...

I love the owls. My friend will be happy to get one from me. Thanks for sharing the patternl

Is there any thread on me.... said...

How cute! What a great idea. Thank you!

tammy cordery said...

I would love to have the free pattern for the owl purse.

JAbington said...

Too cute!

Maria Mateu said...

Very cute and original!!

Ann said...

I love these and will be making one for my granddaughter and one for a friends granddaughter. Thank-you for gifting this. I have also just signed up for your blog, you have soooo many great projects.

lovinsunflowers said...

Too adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

Lady Dragoness said...

Love this owl purse... wish I had a flock of granddaughters to make this for... but there's only one and she's 13 - going on 23, so I doubt she'd appreciate it much.

Melody Johnson said...

My granddaughter's group in kindergarten is the Owl group. She would love this purse!
Thank you!!

Darlene said...

I love it

Darlene said...

Beautiful

Karen Falzon said...

Love, love love owls!!!! Not quite sure who to make it for yet, but I will. Thank you for your beautiful pattern.
Karen

Unknown said...

These owl purses are adorable!! I know my daughter will want one (or two). Thank you for a very cute idea and pattern.

*** said...

It´s so darling!
I want to make them for my daughter. :-)

Ellen said...

Absolutely adorable. My great-granddaughter will love this bag.

Laurie Yoder said...

"Owl Purse"We would like your owl cross body pattern please.

Lorili Design, Inc

Rachael Anderson said...

What a lovely design. Thanks for sharing it. I have signed up for your emails as I like your other projects too!

Joni B said...

Suzanne, Thank you! This is absolutely adorable!!! You have a real hit, here!

Ellie said...

This is SO cute...thanks for the Pattern!

Hanke said...

My granddaugther loves owls, I will make one for her. Thanks for the pattern and tutorial!

Hanke said...

My granddaugther loves owls, I will make one for her. Thanks for the pattern and tutorial!

lot2sew said...

Those are adorable!

schmidt1016 said...

I've seen owls in other projects, including purses, but this is one of the cutest ever. I love it!

Leslie S. in MN

cmh said...

Adorable! Would love to make these for my granddaughter and nieces. Thanks for your offer

Lueanna Bracha said...

I can not thank you enough! I needed something to make for my nieces and neighbors and this will be perfect. I may sneek one in for myself!

pursesbypaula said...

I think this is super cute. I also live in Colorado. Always nice to see another sewer.

Pam said...

This is so adorable!! Love the sweet face, my adult daughter will love one!

susan718 said...

thank you for the wonderful tutorial. What a cute bag!

Michelle said...

Oh aren't these just the cutest!! Thank you for sharing! :o)

JR said...

I love these purses. Just perfect to make for young granddaughters! So cute!
Jo

Renea said...

Oh my word. This is the cutest little purse I have seen in a long time. Thanks for the free tutorial.

Unknown said...

These owl purses are absolutely adorable. I can't wait to make my own flock for my three daughters and my many nieces. I can't think of a little girl in my life who wouldn't love one!!!

Thanks for sharing!
Kenra

Pamela Glossop said...

The bags look great. I look forward to trying one.

V Firnhaber said...

I am loving the little owl purse, so adorable. Would love to make it for my granddaughter.

Pauline Perry said...

Thank you for your generosity in giving away the Owl Purse pattern. The bags that you made are so beautifully made. I look forward to making two for my two granddaughters. Thanks again
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Brenda Estes said...

This purse is so adorable. Can't wait to get the pattern.

DIANE HEALEY said...

What lucky little granddaughters!!!!

DIANE HEALEY said...

They are beautiful!

Alicia Olsen said...

Thank you so much! My daughter will love these beautiful owl purses! And my nieces.... :)

Alicia Olsen said...

I'm not sure if my previous comment posted, but I just wanted to say thank you for providing this patten for free! My daughters will love these beautiful owl purses. I might even get brave and make a few for my nieces. :)

Chris Thornley said...

this will be perfect for my friend.... cant wait to make it

Sue said...

Thank you so much for offering the pattern for these adorable owl purses! I have a granddaughter who I know will love one...or two... or maybe more.

Kathi Arbree said...

This is sooo cute. Thank you!

Kathi Arbree said...

This is sooo cute! Thank you.

Kareena Harwood said...

I love owls so I thankyou for this pattern. Merry Christmas!

Kareena Harwood said...

I love owls so thankyou for this pattern. Merry Christmas!

Kelli Rigo said...

This is adorable and my daughter is going to love it!

Niki M said...

Super cute ! My granddaughter LOVES owls!

elsa w said...

Your owl purses are adorable. Thanks for sharing your pattern. I have two nieces that would love these purses!

elsa w said...

Your owl purses are adorable! Thanks for sharing your pattern. I have two nieces that would love these!

Cyn said...

OMG the owl is sooo cute! I simply love this pattern of yours:)

kathi said...

Beautiful! I will send you an email. Thanks!

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