Bella Vie Bags – Where beauty, quality, functionality, and practicality meet.

Miss Practicality© is here!

She is a combined purse and wallet that is the perfect companion for the necessities of everyday use. The center pocket is large enough to hold glasses, a couple of pens, lip balm, or other such items. The front and back interior sections will easily fit a large cell phone (with case). In addition, the wallet also has 2 interior zippered pockets, 16 card slots, 2 slip pockets, and an optional exterior back zippered pocket.

It is designed to be made with thicker exterior materials such as cork or vinyl, or thin leather, but the structure and assembly techniques keep the seams thin enough to easily be sewn on even the very basic of domestic sewing machines.

The finished size is approximately 8” wide X 5” tall X 3 1/2” deep.

The pattern was released on January 15th, 2021.


My first pattern, The Triple “C” (Cynthia’s Customizable Clutch)©, was released Friday, June 14th, 2019.

Triple “C”

The Triple “C” © pattern is a slimline, customizable wallet to fit you or your clients’ needs. The sewing level is suitable for a confident beginner and is also a “quick sew” for those who do craft shows, etc.




How to Make Your Own “Custom Book Protector“. This is a beginner level pattern.

Searching for a unique gift, or have an album which holds special memories or maybe a coffee table book that deserves to become a stylish feature of the room? Make a stylish cover to draw attention, or turn a nice gift into something truly special.




Custom Book Protector

Please come back as I add more content.

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