Handcraft a Jumbo Dumpling Bag by Deena Bailarina

Handcraft a Jumbo Dumpling Bag

A pattern and video course that walks you step-by-step through creating a Jumbo Dumpling bag.

Frames and Hardware

You can purchase Jumbo Dumpling frames and also the strap hardware in the DB Maker shop.


In the course, we go step-by-step through the process of making a Jumbo Dumpling frame purse, starting with choosing your materials and ending with hand-stitching your finished purse to its gorgeous frame and clipping on your adjustable strap.

Bite-Sized Pieces

As with the "Handcrafting your own padded guitar strap" course, you can easily navigate back to any section of the course that you would like to re-watch...without scrubbing through hours of video! Most modules contain videos ranging from 10-15 minutes for easy navigation. 

Jumbo Dumpling Stats

• Strap is adjustable for easy crossbody or hip wear
• Approx. Dimensions : 6” wide x 5.5” tall (not including the beads on the clasp closure) and a whopping 3.75” deep at the bottom
• Welt pocket on the back, perfect for stashing your cell phone
• 3-dimensional main compartment is deceptively large
• Inner card slots for your ID and credit cards


The guitar strap video is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I love everything about it from the platform to the way you describe each and every step while including a little back story on your thought process. Thank you, Deena!
I had a chance to watch the [guitar strap] course. It's a wonderful job, Deena! ...You have lovely, conversational lecturing style, no weird or distracting verbal tics, you move gracefully and well on camera, and your content is clearly presented and very, very good. I can't wait to do the "jumpling" class next
Your guitar strap video is just great. I’m not actually going to be making guitar straps, but I feel there’s loads of learning from it about strap making generally, really useful for my bag making. Your delivery is so clear, informative,  positive and encouraging in a lovely calm and organised way. Really enjoy all that and look forward to more learning from you.


  • One Jumbo Dumpling kit with purse frame and strap hardware (dbmakers.com)   
  • One Jumbo Dumpling purse frame (available at dbmakers.com) + two 1/2" - 3/4" swivel hooks & one 1/2"-3/4" strap adjuster & two 1/2" split rings (like a tiny key ring- must be able to thread them onto the frame)- also available in the shop.

  • One fat quarter of light to medium-weight natural fiber fabric or cork for the front/back- you'll have a lot left!
  • One fat quarter of light to medium-weight natural fiber fabric or cork for the gusset- you'll have a lot left!
  • {If you'd like your entire exterior to be just one fabric, ONE FAT QUARTER will be plenty for front/back/gusset}
  • 6" x WOF (42") for the strap
  • 1/2 yard light to medium-weight lining fabric

  • 1 yard Pellon SF101/Shapeflex (20" wide) or 1/2 yard Wovenfuse (44" wide) - fusible woven cotton interfacing. IF you're using a lightweight fabric like quilting cotton, you may want a little extra to add a 2nd layer of interfacing to your exterior pieces.
  • 1/4 yard (at least 44"wide) fusible foam such as Bosal In R Foam OR 1/4" foam (non-fusible) + Heat N Bond ultrahold fusible web


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