Belt Gusset Purse by Heidi Nieling

Belt Gusset Purse

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
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This pattern is available for $5.00.

This bag measures about 9 inches wide, 7 inches tall at its widest points. The stitches used are chain and single crochet. (in American terminology). You will also need to know how to increase stitches and how to hand-sew the pieces together. I consider this a beginner/intermediate pattern.

I have included some pattern diagrams as well as links to tutorials if you are interested in lining this bag with fabric. Of course, my door is always open if you have any questions!

If you have some old, forgotten belts that you don’t wear anymore, this is a great way to give them new life! A belt forms the strap as well as the decorative gusset of this bag, making it extra-durable and unique. You can make several bags with different belts, or just make one and swap the belts out to match your whim.