Twice As Nice Pouch


This is not a purse to purchase. This is a downloadable PDF pattern to create your own purse.

The Twice As Nice Pouch(es)© pattern is the perfect double pouch companion for the artist or tablet/notebook carrier. The two main pockets are secured with zippers. The back pocket of the large size will hold a 10″ table while the back pocket of the small will hold an 8″ tablet. The center pocket has a magnet closure and is large enough to hold your cell phone, glasses, a couple of pens, lip balm, or other such items. There is also the flap for added security and flair!

Besides a zippered pocket, the lining has lots of different slip pockets for you to choose from.

It is designed so it can 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.

There are two full patterns in this pattern – Large & Small. The finished size of the large is approximately 11” wide X 9” tall and the small 9 1/2″ wide X 7 1/4″ tall.

This pattern also includes the instructions for using waterproof canvas (Oxford Sailcloth 600D with a PU backing – not PVC) for the lining and zipper pockets. Its main advantage is that no interfacing of any kind is required.

The pattern for the Twice As Nice Pouch(es)© has a full requirements list and comprehensive instructions, which include many scale diagrams. There are printing instructions and test squares to check your scale.

All pattern pieces are provided. A full list of measurements is also provided if you prefer to cut by measurements.

There are no refunds or exchanges on digital downloads.

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There are three files included with this purchase:

The Main Assembly Instructions: TwiceAsNicePouch-MainInstructions-BVB.pdf

Large size: TwiceAsNicePouch-PatternPieces-Large-BVB.pdf

Small size: TwiceAsNicePouch-PatternPieces-Small-BVB.pdf

Pattern Scale/Level: Intermediate

Twice As Nice Pouch(es)© Bella Vie Bags 2021


Vinyl, cork, leather, quilting cotton, upholstery fabric, etc. (just about anything) can be used for the exterior as long as it is pliable Quilting cotton, batik, or waterproof canvas are suggested for the lining. Instructions will not be given for leather, but for those accustomed to working with leather, this design can easily be adapted.

Deciding on waterproof canvas (WC) or cotton for the lining: WC (or other non-fraying fabrics – more specifically Oxford Sailcloth 600D denier with PU backing). By its very nature, WC requires little to no stabilizers and does not fray. It usually comes in 60” widths, so more economical. Sources for this material include,, and Cotton has the advantage of fantastic prints, and I do like to use them where bulk won’t be an issue.

Yardage given is the minimum required and you may need to allow more for pattern matching or directional fabric.

********* Since the pattern pieces are all relatively small, the following sizes are approximate so you can use quickly grab scraps. See Pattern pieces or cutting chart for exact sizes. *******

• Exterior fabric – Flap – Scraps: Large 8” W x 10” L Small 7” W x 9L

• Exterior fabric – Exterior: Large 2 @ 12” W x 19” L
                                          Small 2 @ 11” W x 15” L

• Strap: Exterior (Large or Small): 1 piece @ 2” X 54-60” for Strap
                                                     2 pieces 1” x 7” for Strap Connector

• Lining fabric (cotton or waterproof canvas: Large 2 @ 12” W x 9” L
                                                                       Small 2 @ 11” W x 7” L

• Decovil Light or Decor-Bond (DV): Large or Small – 2 pieces @ 3/8” x 3 1/4”

• Scrap of Decovil Heavy or Peltex 70 – Large or Small – Roughly 3” x 4”

• Medium weight, woven fusible interfacing (Only needed if using cotton/batik, etc.)

Flap: Large 8” W x 10” L
         Small 7” W x 9L

Exterior: Large 2 @ 12” W x 19” L
              Small 2 @ 11” W x 15” L

Lining: Large 4 @ 12” W x 9” L
            Small 4 @ 11” W x 8” L


  • (2) – 1/2” D Rings
  • 2) – 1/2” Snap hooks for Strap
  • (1) – 1/2” adjuster buckle for Strap
  • (1) – magnet closure for middle divider pocket
  • (1) Closure of your choice for optional flap (magnet, turn lock, flip lock, etc.)
  • (2) – 16” #5 zipper for the Large Double Pouch
  • (2) – 13” #5 zipper for the Small Double Pouch
  • (2) – zipper ends (optional)
  • (1) – 10” #3 dress zipper
  • (8) – 8mm X 8mm long Rivets
  • (2) – 8mm X 6mm long Rivets

If adding optional slip pockets, more material will be needed. See cutting list for measurements. Allow more material for pattern matching.