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The Betty Bag is a shoulder bag with feature piping highlighting its curves and optional front pocket. The piping could be omitted for beginners although it’s easier than you might think. It has a choice of internal pockets with and without a zip, or both, and top zip closure.
This bag can be made from any close-woven non-stretch fabric (including vinyl if you like) and allows for the option of a contrast pocket or contrast straps. The large front pocket on the outside of the bag is ideal for a feature fabric print.
The designer has introduced flexibility with her pattern. The optional items are; the piping, the zip closure and the metal bag furniture attaching the handle to the bag. The designer used square metal strap connectors. The other embellishment this bag lends itself to would be to embroider or applique a design on the front pocket for a really unique finish.
When you have finished making your own Betty Bag it will measure approximately 13″ wide by 9″ tall by 3″ deep.
This is an intermediate sewer project where the seamstress will need to be able to insert a zip and insert piping, however, full instructions are given.
What you will need to make a Betty Bag:-
- 2/3 of a yard of 45″ wide main fabric,
- 1/2 a yard of 45″ wide lining fabric,
- 1/2 a yard of 45″ wide wadding (optional),
- 1/2 a yard of 45″ wide of medium weight interfacing (optional),
- Piping cord and fabric to make piping 1/2 a yard of 45″ wide (optional)
or ready-made piping x 3 1/2 yards,
- Four metal rectangle/square strap loops 1″ wide,
- One 8″ internal pocket zipper (optional),
- One 16″ zipper,
- Cotton – Matching threads or contrast colours for topstitching as desired,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
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