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!

432 comments:

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DebraKay Neiman said...

Thank you for the Owl Purse Pattern offer. My grand daughters will love them. I am a new follower and came here from SewCanShe. Merry Christmas From Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for making this available! This is reminiscent of a 1960's bag I used to make. Have a blessed Christmas!

Unknown said...

Just saw your post about the owl purse--so cute! Know my 10 year old granddaughter will just love it!

Wallie said...

Love this bag and love the owl theme. It never seems to go out of style. Thanks,Wallie

raz724 said...

This is such a cute owl. It would make a wonderful potholder or mug rug

Unknown said...

Will make these for grandnieces!

tonya said...

These are absolutely adorable and so generous of you to share the pattern! My granddaughter will love it.

Ladybug Stitches said...

Fantastic! My granddaughter will LOVE having one of these!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Ladybug Stitches said...

Just fantastic! My granddaughter will love this! Thank you so much for sharing!

tbsnyder said...

What an adorable purse, I have a niece that collects owls and now I can give her a new one. Thank you so much for making the pattern available, I will be emailing you right away. Thanks again!

CoCoFaye said...

Absolutely perfect for my granddaughters. These are adorable!

Pamela said...

This is adorable! I will be sending you an email.

Hattin said...

This owl is sooooo cute!
I will send you an email.
Thank you & Merry Christmas!

-Karo- said...

This is so cute. Happy Holidays!

Unknown said...

you are so talented! thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love this idea! So adorable! I may need to make one for myself as well as my daughters! Thank you!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

This is o sweet! My son's school mascot is an owl and this would make a great gift for the girls: ) Thanks for your willingness and kindness to share!!

Have A Wonderful Day!

parksdarmywife said...

This is adorable and I would love to have this pattern to make this for me.

Unknown said...

My granddaughter also loves everything owls. She will love to have an owl purse.

Vicky said...

These are adorable! I have two granddaughters that would love these. Thank you for this "gift to give". Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Unknown said...

Your little bags are just so sweet, and you have made a very generous offer. Thank you

Donelda said...

Your bag is so darn cute. Thanks sew much for sharing. Have a great Christmas.

Donelda said...

This is very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Nannie B said...

Love these and want to make them for my granddaughters also!

Heather said...

SO cute! Definitely in my future project folder for two little grand daughters. :o)

TinaM said...

This Owl Purse is adorable. My daughters and nieces would love this.

Jeff said...

Beautifully creative; with 3 daughters and now 3 granddaughters you can imagine these will be a big hit

Diane Magnuson said...

Darling! What little girl wouldn't want one?

Jean - Oksewnsew said...

That is absolutely adorable. My DGD loves owls, would like to make this for her for Christmas present. Great project.

shobs said...

Have a 7 year old niece who is in love with owlṣ

Amanda said...

So cute!

Unknown said...

Omg this is the cutest owl purse I've seen! My 18 month old granddaughter will love it - so far she loves everything girly, lol. I might make one for myself too!

TracyW-R said...

This looks fab! would love to try but can't find link to pattern.... have I missed something? :)

Sarah said...

these are super sweet, thank you for sharing :)

Caroline said...

Gorgeous bags, great pattern. Thank you for the opportunity to make some for ourselves :)

Unknown said...

Wonderful creation! Love it

BettySewsAlot said...

I teach Sewing to kids and this is really Great!! I will email you, Thank you!!

Unknown said...

love this - sending email

mimiknoxtaylor said...

My 4 granddaughters will love these too. Thanks for sharing. I'll be sending an email your way.

Beeshebags said...

These are just toooo cute....have sent you an email!

Hugs
Nomes aka Naomi

Unknown said...

These are so cute. My granddaughter would love one. I am sending an email. Thank you.

katie kooienga said...

I've been looking for a tutorial for these! I'm going to e-mail you. Thanks SO much!
Katie

Misty said...

I have twin Granddaughters that are so into owls - they will love this! Thank you!

Misty

Unknown said...

These are so cute! I cannot wait to make some for my friends and family children!

Unknown said...

Very cute purse. Would like to make for my nieces! Thank you for being so generous in sharing your pattern.

Unknown said...

Very cute! I think even my 11 year old granddaughter will love it -- and I think I can still get it begun and done by Christmas. Thanks for offering it.

Unknown said...

I love it, already have someone in mind for it.

chaney said...

Looking forward to making these owl purses! They are so cute!!! Thanks!

Chris10256 said...

Owls are my favorite! Now one of my granddaughters are beginning to love them too!

Stacie Brooks said...

Super cute! I have a friend who would love this!

Unknown said...

Wow - these bags look absolutely fabulous!
Thank you so much for sharing them with us x

Unknown said...

This is just what I've been looking for! I want to make one of my granddaughters' her very 1st purse and this will be great for all 4 from 1 to 12..Thank you!

jannelea said...

Love your owls, they are super cute!

Unknown said...

I love this pattern. Thank you for sharing!!!

Unknown said...

Cute!

Unknown said...

My daughter would LOVE this!

Sue said...

Just what I was looking for ! Thanks.

Unknown said...

Your owl purse design is precious!

Unknown said...

Your owl purse design is so cute. Thanks for sharing! :-)

bobbinwinder said...

So cute! My granddaughter would love it!

Unknown said...

Absolutely love e this. Thanks for sharing

goldwing said...

I love the purse it is so cute

Teresa Quilts said...

Oh, I love, love, love this! Thank you for the pattern and tutorial. I have been wanting one for myself. Would it be difficult to enlarge? Thanks! Just in case my email doesn't come up here, it is tgnance@gmail.com.

Unknown said...

My daughter would love that!

Unknown said...

Thank you for offering the pattern to such a cute purse. My nieces will love me making one for them.

Faith said...

Love it :)

Unknown said...

Love it - will send an e-mail!!

cinnascents said...

Love the owl purse. Would make an awesome gift for daughter!!

ali said...

I love this little owl bag! I'd love to be able to make it for a little neighborhood girl. Thank you !

Unknown said...

Love the bag!!

Unknown said...

I love owls and I LOVE this purse! Pattern please☺

ToniR said...

I love these! And so would my granddaughters. Thanks for sharing your pattern!

Unknown said...

My 7 year old would love this bag! You did a great job. It is too cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Joy said...

Very cute bag! I have always loved owls and would love to have this pattern.

Unknown said...

Love this
Have 5 grand girls

Unknown said...

Very cute!

Unknown said...

Very cute!

Unknown said...

Such a adorable owl purse. My daughter loves owl. Can't wait to make her one. Thanks so much

Unknown said...

That is so adorable! My granddaughter is wild about owls, or Hoo-Hoo's as she sometimes calls them. Thank you so much for making this available :-)

Sew What's Up? said...

Morning! I am a teacher and am sitting on my couch this morning with my adult daughter because I have pneumonia. (Sometimes those little ninjas we teach can take us down with their germs!)
Anyway, I showed her your owl purse and she loved it! I was thinking it would be a fun last minute Christmas present for her for taking care of her sick mom. Thanks for much for sharing your creative talents!

Unknown said...

Love these Suzanne!

Mollys Mom said...

So cute my great grand will love it...thanks so much...

Anita said...

So cute. Thanks for the free pattern.

Anonymous said...

Simply Adorable :-)

Unknown said...

What an adorable little bag!

Unknown said...

very lovely my grand-daughter would love this I need to make one for her.

Ummie said...

The most cute owlie purse...

Unknown said...

Thank you, can't wait to make this bag.

Amber Cienfuegos said...

So cutie. Thanks for sharing.

Amber Cienfuegos said...

So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Oh my niece would love this !!! and it looks like great fun to make. I am ready for something fun !Happy Holidays !!

Unknown said...

Sew sew cute!

Unknown said...

THANKS cant wait to receive my pattern can start making this beautiful bag.

Heather's Haven said...

absolutely adorable

Unknown said...

adorable!

Unknown said...

This is so darn cute :) Love it

Sherry said...

My granddaughter loves owls. I so want to make this cute bag. Thank you.

Sherry said...

Love the bag.

Unknown said...

I just love this bag. My granddaughters would be over the moon if I made these for them :)

Sherry said...

Love the bag.

Sherry said...

My granddaughter loves owls. I so want to make this cute bag. Thank you.

Sherry said...

Can't wait to make the bag. So cute.

Unknown said...

Love the bag! So darling. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

How adorable! So happy I found your blog. Sending email !!!

zarifnuhin said...

Omg!!i love the design so much.. the bag is really pretty.. thank you for sharing dear..

Sew Happily Ever After said...

I love this! Sew sew cute! I emailed you a request for the pattern. Than you!

lillyp said...

Wow very cute would love to try it ty

Unknown said...

Love them! My daughter and granddaughters Love owls! Sending an email!

Unknown said...

These bags are the nicest I've ever seen. I have emailed you. Thanks for your generosity in sharing

Unknown said...

This is so dang cute:)

Unknown said...

OMG this is so cute...My 10yr was just looking over my shoulder as she often does...she was wondering if you sell this pattern :) as she would like to buy it from you :) :)
again such a gorgeous bag

Colleen said...

These are so very cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

SewingKitt said...

Love the owl purses!!! Too cute.

Unknown said...

Adoreable

Unknown said...

Love this

Jennie Salinda said...

What a wonderful little owl bag that I just know my 5 year old granddaughter would LOVE. Thanks.

Unknown said...

I would love this pattern! Writedee@hotmail.com

Unknown said...

adorable!!!adorable!

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

Love owls and I will definitely make one!!

knitting knut said...

I love the owls, and the details!
Can't wait to try it out myself

Tracy said...

So adorable! I would love one for me and my 5 yo daughter please.

Marjie said...

Such a cute idea!

Jennica G. said...

Adorable!!!! I am sending you an email now-

Unknown said...

This is the prettiest owl purse I have seen. Thanks.

Jennie said...

This is adorable! I can't wait to make this for my daughters.

flickerfan said...

So very cute. Have an owl-crazy granddaughter this would be perfect for!!

AshMiller03 said...

So freakin' cute! This looks like this is gonna be a fun project!

cathy x said...

Beautiful bag my granddaughter will love it thank you for sharing

MsWildflower said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!!

Unknown said...

Adorable; thank you for making this available to us! I have six on my list already!

Diana said...

I have two granddaughters
who would love one like yours,
thank you for sharing. Diana

Unknown said...

Was looking for ideas from my 3 granddaughters! This is too cute. Thank you!

iota D. said...

I love it!

Unknown said...

Oh how cute. My grandaughter loves owls too. She is going to love this. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

I just love this owl purse!!! This is exactly what I am looking for to make my mom for Christmas. I actually sketched out a picture and this is what I drew!!!! Looking forward to getting the pattern from you!!!!

Joyce said...

absolutely delightful just know my great grandbabies will love these

debbie said...

I love the owl purse!! Would like to make for a great niece and as soon as my granddaughter is old enough (5 months right now), will make one for her too. I will be emailing asap. Thanks so much for the pattern!
D Tepen

Robyn said...

Thank you so much for making this pattern available, it is just adorable! I am going to make one for both of my grand-littles, yay!

Unknown said...

These are so cute, would love to make them for my granddaughter and niece.

Tammie said...

So cute, my granddaughter would love one:) Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

Oh So Cute :)

I will Send you an e-mail . Thank you

Kadydid Designs said...

We are already using your tutorial for the fold away tent as one of my daughter's gifts this year...this purse definitely needs to be added on. Too cute!

Harsimran Kaur said...

Nice!

Unknown said...

I know a 3 year old that will just love this for her purse/diaper bag for her babies

Unknown said...

these are so cute!!! My granddaughters will love them!

Momcat said...

Oh this is really very cute! My granddaughter would love one.

Cinderella Lollipop said...

I thought I was done with gifts for the grandchildren, but then I saw these! Must make them!!

Margaret said...

Love the purse for a special little lady.

Unknown said...

I like that owl purse. It will be a nice present for a girl.

loz said...

I saw the bags on SewCan She and I think they are so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Regards Loretta

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Sew Pro looking! Would love to have this pattern. Thank-you!

Mishi Kichi said...

Adorable!!!!!!!

mataiana said...

Fantastic! My little princess will love it! Thank you for sharing the pattern. Mataiana (from Italy)

Unknown said...

This is the cutest purse I have seen. The owls make it even cuter! I would really love to make one for my 11 yr. old niece, she loves owls. Thank you! Sharon cason my email addie is ftsharona4@yahoo.com

Michela D said...

Very beautiful for Christmas! Will send an e mail now ;-)

Noorsalha said...

Love them...so cute

PDXPam said...

TOO cute!! My youngest granddaughter is crazy for owls.. Thanks for offering the pattern to us!!

Michelle MMMM4 said...

I would love to get this pattern to make for my Grand-nieces. Not sure if you have time to email it to me in time for me to make it for Christmas though. It's so cute and would match the ponchos I made them. :) I would still like it. Thank you!

Melissa said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. One of my grand angels LOVES owls. This will be perfect for her. You're a doll for making this pattern for your followers!!!
Bless you :)

. said...

Awesome owl purse.....too late for Christmas, but I have lots of birthdays coming up!
Thank you
Mary

cbg1 said...

These owl bags are soooooo cute!

Unknown said...

I know it will be a little late to get these made this year, but I can get a head start on next Christmas!!!! Love the purse.

anitamirra said...

I love, love, love this purse and can't wait to make it.

Anita Mirra

Sheila said...

Your owl purses are adorable! Thank you for making the pattern available to your readers!
I am now subscribed to your blog, you have some wonderful tutorials that I am looking forward to making :)

Marge said...

So cute. So wonderful of you to offer the free pattern. My granddaughter will be absolutely so happy!

the mommies said...

Lovely! cant wait to execute the tutorial. Thanks in advance...

the mommies said...

Lovely! cant wait to execute the tutorial. Thanks in advance...

Anne-Marie said...

I ove your owl bag, and i wil love to mak on for my grand daugter. Happy Christmas to you
Mia

Darci said...

Wow! These are amazing. My daughter & my niece are going to go crazy for them. Thank you!

msl said...

Soo very cute....would luv to make it

Alicia said...

Big girls will Love it too!!

Marsha D said...

Sew cute

Eva Dresden said...

These are absolutely adorable! Going to email you now. :)

Chelle said...

Just love owl things, and this is so cute.

creasonfamily said...

My 9 year old is both owl and purse obsessed! I will be emailing you and will hopefully have one of these cuties done for her birthday this spring!

GayLee said...

What an adorable bag, so looking forward to make a few. Thank you.

Unknown said...

The Owl purse is beautiful, my granddaughters will simply love it. Paula Somers

Unknown said...

The owl pattern purse is beautiful and I have three granddaughters that will enjoy it.

Delene said...

I do not make purses...until NOW! How adorable!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

This is fantastic! My niece is obsessed with owls - this will make her day.

Lisa Corneilson said...

This is so cute and I can't wait to make one! I'm a PK teacher and use cross-body bags to keep my frequently needed essentials in while I teach. This will be perfect.

Unknown said...

These are SEW CUTE!!! I bet the girls were thrilled!!! Thank you for sharing your pattern!!! Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

So nice design.

Greetings from germany

Angela Sewrella

Noemi Zubreczky said...

Very nice! Gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Love these! Can't wait until I get the pattern so I can make for my daughter!

Patch & Mari said...

Cutest owl ever! Can't wait to make mine!

Unknown said...

So stinking cute!!! Emailed for the pattern! Thank you for sharing. My 5 year old granddaughter will be so happy!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! These are absolutely adorable! My granddaughter would love one of these too!
thank you so much!
Sue

Taffy Crafting said...

Gorgeous!

Debbie in Texas said...

adorable purse
I need to make one for my d-i-l

Unknown said...

I absolutely love the look of these. I make stuffed owls as gifts which people love. So these would be a great addition.

Michelle MMMM4 said...

These are so very very cute! I would love the pattern. Thank you.

vcourtney50@gmail.com said...

These are adorable! My granddaughter will love one of these! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

OMG this is so cute!! Just found this on Pinterest :)

Anonymous said...

Owls are so popular and this is just an awesome way to show that off in a BAG.........how adorable.

Anonymous said...

Owls are so popular and this is just an awesome way to show that off in a BAG.........how adorable.

Georgia said...

So Cute !! My granddaughter will love this purse

kim said...

Very cute! I would like to make two for some women at my church who are doing a program for our youth which we refer to as the OWL program.

Sylvi said...

Hi - this pattern is so cute. My best Friends is a big Fan of it.Thank you.

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