Elf Handbag/ Simplicity 2080

Elf Handbag/ Simplicity 2080

I want to show you a little project I made last week. I used an It’s So Easy pattern, Simplicity 2080.

This is a perfect project for instant gratification. I used some more elf fabric leftover from Bella’s last pajama pants I made. And I added some cute gold button embellishments.

I used some red polka dotted fabric for lining.

And made my first flush zipper pocket. It was a little weird on the corners since I didn’t mark my cuts. So I covered the ugly with more buttons.

I don’t really have any experience making bags, yet I still think I’m smarter than the pattern companies. I skipped the interfacing in the handles. I wish I didn’t, because they are going to wrinkle a lot from use. Next time I’ll know better!

I can’t stress enough how easy this pattern is. I really enjoyed making it. I wish I had time to make a few for Christmas. This will be a great pattern to bust out when I need a quick gift.

See you again soon!

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Alice

    how do I put the top part of this handbag together? it is driving me crazy! seem like the directions are repeating themselves on bag b pattern 2080. any help will be appreciated.

  2. Still me :3

    very new, ive never sewn before. ive helped some of my teachers on costumes in a school play but have no other clue how to read a pattern. ill most likely ask some of those teachers for help but i am willingly taking in advice! (:

  3. Anna

    Can you please make a video to help guide me, for i am a beginner and have no experience with sewing but would like to give this bag a try. But could you try to sew bag A instead? Thank you for taking this into consideration!

  4. Lauren

    I LUV the purse!! My son’s friend does purses n she’s done a ton for me but never out of pajamas!! Sew Cute!!!

  5. Rachel @ Once Upon a Sewing Machine

    This turned out so cute! The polka dot pairs really well. I’m not big into the bag making world- but I gather they take their interfacing real serious ;)

    • Amy

      I hate interfacing. But I’m going to buckle down and fine tune my sewing. No more sloppy shortcuts!


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