Dog Under My Desk Date Night - Downloadable Pattern


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Sometimes you need to ditch the giant bag and take a small, fun purse for the night!

When I mentioned working on this one, my mom friends chimed in and said they needed a small purse for the times when they didn’t have the kids and the accompanying diaper bag. I specifically wanted a bag that didn’t have a lot of outside pockets, with a secure top zip so that I could set it in the booth next to me at a restaurant, or hang it on the back of my chair, or even hold with my knee under the table. I wanted it to fit on my shoulder AND be able to hold it in one hand without touching the ground. It couldn’t be too big, but it couldn’t be too small because I’m me. So when I say Date Night, I don’t mean your fanciest dress and heels. I mean a movie date. I mean girl’s night. I mean dinner. I mean your favorite jeans and your favorite tee and your favorite guy and NOT your giant everything bag.

  • Measures about 11.5″ wide x 7″ tall x 3.75″ deep with a 9″ strap drop
  • Fits nicely under the shoulder or can be held without touching the ground
  • 9″ zippered opening at the top keeps everything inside secure
  • Patch pocket inside for pens, keys, and phone
  • Single pocket on the outside for whatever you need to access quickly
  • Lining is completely finished with no raw edges

Materials Needed
Main fabric: 2/3 yard
Lining fabric: 2/3 yard
Woven fusible interfacing: 3 yards (Pellon SF-101, Vilene Light or Medium-Light Fusible)
Foam batting alternative: 18” x 36” package (By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Bosal In-R-Form)
14” or longer nylon zipper – This pattern is written using a YKK 1.25” wide, long pull purse zipper
90/14 Microtex/Sharp or Topstitch, or 100/16 Denim needles

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Format:  PDF File - Available for Instant Download
Pages: 36 (Instructions + Illustrations:  26; Pattern Sheets: 10)
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