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The Hugo Handbag PDF Pattern - With SVGs + Video Tutorials!

The Hugo Handbag PDF Pattern - With SVGs + Video Tutorials!

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Introducing the super-versatile and cuddly Hugo Handbag sewing pattern, your new best friend and favourite go-to accessory! Please note, you are buying a downloadable PDF and SVG files only, you are not buying a completed bag.

The Hugo Handbag is a bowler-style bag that can be sewn with both vinyl or leather and comes complete with two adorable faces, a charming cat and a delightful dog. It can also be sewn plain or with a sublimated front if you prefer. Inside, it features bound seams using the effortless foldover elastic technique which boosts the strength and stability of the bag.

Crafted with attention to detail and practicality in mind, the Hugo Handbag is spacious enough to hold all your daily essentials and features three pockets with three different techniques to learn, because who doesn't love pockets? This skill-builder pattern includes step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams, and multiple video tutorials, making it suitable for confident beginner bagmakers and beyond. 

Additionally, the Hugo Handbag pattern includes SVG files for all pattern pieces, making it effortless for those with cutting tools like Cricuts to easily cut out the necessary pieces (though you can also cut pieces by hand too if you prefer).

Designed with the home sewer in mind, the Hugo Handbag pattern can be suitable for sewing on domestic machines. The key lies in selecting the right materials and considering the power of your machine for a smooth crafting experience. 

What's more, the Hugo Handbag pattern is fully customizable and can be enhanced with additional add-on packs. Explore our collection of add-ons to expand your handbag's design possibilities. Please note that add-on packs are sold separately.

Finished dimensions

23cm / 9" tall
25.5cm / 10" wide
10cm / 4" deep

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Main bag

  • Soft, upholstery weight leather OR vinyl in two or more colours (Base bag pattern uses a single 12" x 54" roll of vinyl. Additional vinyl required for various faces.)
  • Topstitching thread
  • 0.5m quilting cotton lining fabric
  • 8mm double-sided rivets
  • 4 screw-in 10mm dome/decorative rivets for handle tabs
  • 4 screw-in 12mm dome rivets or purse feet
  • 2 screw-in metal strap connectors no wider than 25mm
  • 30cm of Decovil (HEAVY) interfacing
  • 2m of 25mm fold-over elastic
  • 70cm continuous size 5 zipper and 3 pulls
  • 2m x 3mm foam or polyurethane piping cord - Do not use cotton cord


  • 2 swivel clips to suit 20mm strap
  • Buckle to suit 20mm strap
  • 1.2m of 16mm twill tape - To prevent leather stretching


  • Hole puncher and hand/tabletop riveting equipment
  • 1/4” piping foot OR zipper foot and Teflon/roller/walking feet for your sewing machine
  • Quilting clips / binder clips / curtain clips
  • Leather edge paint to match bag colours
  • Size 18 or above machine needles appropriate for your material
  • Leather/suede glue
  • Double-sided tape
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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews

I purchased the pattern because I saw SiahSwag making a tutorial and loved it. Unfortunately it downloaded in a zip file which I personally don’t know how to change it to PDF😪. Help please

Nic Thompson

Haven't been able to print it yet 🤷 . Extracted the files which were pdfs but then couldn't get them to print... May have another go tomorrow

Christine Juarez
Hugo Handbag

Love love love this pattern! Made the cat and it is perfection

Never started

Omg I haven’t started yet. I have 2 more orders to do then on my way to creating the bags. I’m pretty sure I will love it ❤️

Phyllis Forstrom

Challenging but rewarding