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Charlotte Shoulder Bag sewing pattern (with video)

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Charlotte Shoulder Bag sewing pattern (with video)

The Charlotte Shoulder bag is a stylish bag with both class and sass! This shoulder bag features a center panel and a decorative strap anchor to add that touch of sparkle.

A divider zipper pocket inside the roomy interior is perfect for keeping everything organized.

Make this bag with your choices of leather, vinyl, canvas, or cotton combinations for understated elegance, or have fun using your creativity to uniquely Sew Yours!

Charlotte Shoulder Bag sewing pattern (with video)

The Charlotte Shoulder Bag has the following features:-

  • Two-tone exterior front.
  • Flap Closure with your choice of Magnetic Snap or Turn Lock Closure.
  • 14 rivets along the gusset which enhances the beauty of this bag.
  • Purse Feet, optional.
  • Exterior Back Zipper Pocket.
  • Interior Divider Zipper Pocket.
  • Plus a Lining Zipper Pocket.

The sewing pattern includes:-

  • Step by Step Written Instructions with Photographs.
  • Video Sewing Tutorial via YouTube Channel.
  • Immediate Pattern Download at Checkout.

Here’s a preview of the bag if you’d like to see it before buying the pattern.

Skill level:
The designer rates her project as suitable for a confident beginner-intermediate sewer.

Sizing info:
When you have finished making your very own Charlotte Shoulder Bag it will measure approximately 8.5″ high by 12″ wide by 5″ deep.

Want to see the bag being sewn? Check out the full video tutorial below.

Fabric requirements:-

  • 1 yard of exterior fabric (suggested fabrics: vinyl, cork, quilt cotton, home décor).
  • 1 yard of lining fabric (suggested fabrics: quilt cotton or waterproof canvas).

Interfacing/stabilizer requirements:-

  • 2 yards of lightweight woven fusible interfacing such as Pellon ShapeFlex SF101 or fusible fleece. Note: woven interfacing is not required when using vinyl/cork/waterproof canvas.
  • 1/2 yard of Decovil Light, Sew Fuse Plus, or Pellon Flex Foam Stabilizer FF78F1.
  • 1/4 yard of Decovil Heavy 526.
Charlotte Shoulder Bag sewing pattern (with video)

Hardware requirements:-

  • 20 – 22 Rivets or Chicago Screws,
  • (2) 10″ #3 or #5 zippers (exterior back pocket and interior zipper pocket) or 9″ zipper tape and zipper pull x2,
  • (2) 10″ #3 or #5 zippers (exterior back pocket and interior zipper pocket) or 9″ zipper tape and zipper pull x2,
  • (1) 12” Zipper or 11” Zipper Tape and Pull (for lining zipper divider pocket),
  • 1″ or 1.5″ O-Rings or (2) 1″ D-Rings or (2) 1″ Rectangle Rings,
  • Flap Closure Options: (1) Magnetic Snap, or  (1) 95mm Turn Lock, or (1) Twist Lock – see below photos,
  • (2) 1” Strap Ends (optional),
  • (4) Purse Feet (optional),
  • 1” Tri-Glide (optional – only if making adjustable strap).


  • Rotary cutter or scissors,
  • Grid Ruler (optional),                  
  • Double-sided tape,
  • Cutting Matt (optional),                                          
  • Removable marking pen,
  • Rivet setter tool or rivet press,
  • Fray Check, for magnetic snap cuts & for strap ends if using strap end hardware.

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