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Cassia Satchel pattern

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Cassia Satchel pattern

The Cassia Satchel pattern is a smart and sophisticated multi-pocket handbag suitable for advanced sewers. There are options available to customize this bag to suit your exact needs, as well as trying out some new skills and techniques.

The Cassia Satchel is a multitasker’s dream with a functional design for optimum organization. It’s classic silhouette and signature details make this satchel a must for daily commutes and far-flung travels. The Cassia Satchel is crafted with designated pockets for your belongings and devices so you can grab Cassia and go.

Cassia Satchel pattern

The Cassia Satchel has the following features:

  • A central zippered compartment which opens to a sizable interior.
  • Two large main zippered compartments on either side.
  • A zippered back pocket.
  • An interior zipper pocket with optional vinyl/leather overlay.
  • Miscellaneous pockets for an organized bag.
  • Two types of strap options, either regular straps or rolled handles.
Cassia Satchel Pattern

Keep your cellphone at arm’s reach in the interior slip pockets and credit cards and money securely in the interior zipper pockets. The Cassia Satchel’s large back zipper pocket can easily fit a small daily planner.

Sizing info:
When you have finished making your advanced design Cassia Satchel it will measure approximately 14” long by 5” wide by 10” tall.

Watch the videos for how to make this purse

Video tutorials are available from Mae Ebsolo Zimmerman of Isabella Sparsh. She does a couple of things different from the original pattern instructions, however, you get a good idea of how the pattern comes along and see if you would be interested in making this fun bag.

Cassia Satchel Pattern

What you will need to make the Cassia Satchel

  • 1 yard of at least 44” wide exterior fabric
  • 1½ yards of at least 44” wide lining fabric
  • 1 yard of contrast exterior fabric
  • 2 yards of fusible medium weight woven interfacing*
  • ½ yard of thin flexible foam/fleece interfacing
  • ¼ yard of a heavyweight stabilizer such as Decovil Heavy or Pellon® Peltex
  • ¼ yard of a lightweight stabilizer such as Decovil Light or Cordura or similar
  • Two 14” long #5 all-purpose zippers
  • One 21” long #5 all-purpose zipper
  • One 10” long #5 all-purpose zipper
  • One 10” long #3 zipper for bag interior
  • Four 1” rectangular rings
  • Chicago screws or double cap rivets
  • Hole punch and rivet setters
  • 40” long piece of ½” wide cording/tubing if making Rolled Handles
  • 2 ½ yards of ⅛” thick piping cord or pre-made piping (optional)
  • Coordinating bag making thread such as bonded nylon/polyester thread
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • A sewing machine.

Please note that measurements are approximate and don’t account for directional or fussy cutting of fabric where needed.

Cassia Satchel Pattern

More about the pattern:
The pattern includes 48 pages of concise step-by-step instructions with color photographs to help you through each step. The pattern also comprises printable pattern pieces and all pattern pieces include a seam allowance.

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