Barrel Bag Bonanza sewing pattern

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Barrel Bag Bonanza sewing pattern

The chic and youthful silhouette of a Barrel Bag is the perfect Spring/Summer bag and now you can make it yourself. The Barrel Bag is great for people on the go.

This sewing pattern is for three different sizes: gym bag/overnight bag size, shoulder bag size, and cosmetic/pencil/tool bag size. It has three different strap sets too: double shoulder strap on the large bag, single shoulder strap on the medium size bag, and short handle on the small bag. The bag is roomy, and stylish, and uses small amounts of fabric to make it. This is a great bag to make with those fat quarters you have been saving.

The bags are fully interfaced, providing soft yet structured frames. They are fully lined with lining pockets on the two larger size bags. Outside pockets include side pockets and pockets on the bag ends too. The bag closes with a zipper. Straps have a padded inner core. Stylish piping accents the ends of the bag.

Barrel Bag Bonanza sewing pattern

Sizing info:

  • Small = 7″ long by 3⅓” high by 3¾” wide.
  • Medium = 10½” long by 5″ high by 5¾” wide.
  • Large = 14″ long by 7″ high by 7½” wide.

Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner – it’s helpful if you have sewn an item from a pattern previously.

Materials needed:

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Barrel Bag Bonanza sewing pattern

The pattern:
The PDF pattern consists of 14 pages of pattern pieces, and 14 pages of detailed step-by-step written instructions accompanied by over 30 photos/diagrams to show you what that step looks like. There are Sewing Tips sprinkled in as well as a chart explaining yardage measurements. There are also additional photos of the bags from different angles. You download it to your computer and print it out whenever you want to. Better yet, just print the pattern pieces you need. The pattern pieces are mostly full size. There are a few pieces of the Large sized bag that needs to be enlarged. The designer also gives the measurements for the pieces if you prefer to just cut them out with a rotary cutter.

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