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Basic Betty

Regular price $9.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $9.00 USD
She has minimal pattern pieces, very minimal hardware (I'm talking only one slider, a zipper and a magnetic snap or two), and literally took our testers around two hours to cut and construct!!! And she still comes out uniquely gorgeous! 
She is truly beginner friendly and perfect for filling event booths, small production makes, gifts, and selfish sews.

Her name is Basic Betty, but she’s far from basic!

Finished Size: 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 2 inches (HxWxD)

Skill level: Bold Beginner & Beyond!

Pattern includes a video tutorial and a bonus tutorial from That's Sew Nova!



  • ½ yard         Faux Leather/Vinyl, Leather, Fabric, Cork, Canvas – for Exterior Body
  • 79” x 8”         Faux Leather/Vinyl, Leather, Fabric, Cork, Canvas – for Gusset Strap (one 25” x 8” and one 54” x 8”)
  • ½ yard          Woven for lining (I prefer waterproof canvas because it doesn’t require interfacing)
  • ¾ to 1 yard   Decovil Light to interface lightweight fabric
  • 1 ½” x 8” Optional    Peltex or Decovil Heavy as stabilizer for the base


  • 1                           2” Tri Glide or Slider
  • 1                           9” Zipper and Zipper Pull
  • 1 or 2                   Magnetic Snaps
  • 1 Optional           2” Strap End



  • Double-sided tape
  • Clips
  • Pins
  • Iron or heat press for interfacing
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Adhesive if using Peltex
  • Fray Check if using quilted cotton
  • Chalk marker or disappearing pen
  • Ruler
  • Edge paint (optional)
  • Fabric glue (optional)


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