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This is the Fair and Square Bag pdf sewing pattern from the designer Rosie Taylor Crafts.
This adorable bag is super versatile and it has lots of space. This is one of those perfect bags that you can make to store projects at home. Or you can take your new bag anywhere with you for sewing on the go or even as a handy toy bag to keep the little ones entertained while you’re out. Make it in a smart solid and it would be great for the office or taking to work.
The designer says you should choose some fun printed fabrics for a mix and match look, the cute fabric combinations are endless or you might prefer something a bit more grown up!
This project is rated by the designer as suitable for an intermediate+ sewer. She says you should be happy following patterns and experience of making and applying bias binding would be useful, although clear instructions on how to do this are provided.
When you have finished making your own Fair and Square Bag it will measure approximately 10″ wide by 10″ high by 3″ deep.
What’s needed to make a Fair and Square Bag:
- Cotton, Essex linen or canvas fabric for the main exterior (½ metre/yard),
- Print or plain cotton fabric for the main lining (½ metre/yard),
- Cotton fabrics for the pockets, handles, main binding and tab loops,
- Cotton wadding or fusible fleece for the main panels,
- Fusible fleece for the gusset base and zip facing,
- Medium-weight interfacing (woven) for the pocket pieces and handles,
- Vinyl for the window in the front pocket,
- Closed ended zips: 18” (main), 6” (front pocket), 7” (inside pocket, Option A),
- Rotary cutter, cutting mat, quilting ruler,
- Wonder clips/binding clips,
- A hand-sewing needle for stitching the binding on,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
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When you add this pdf pattern to your collection it will include eleven pages of step-by-step instructions with helpful tips and lots of photos. If you don’t want to use vinyl in the front pocket, either of the two inside pocket options can be used instead. At the end of the pattern, the designer has also included patchwork instructions for your exterior panels. This is a measure and cut pattern so you will only need a template for the corners.
If you would like to download the pattern you can click on the blue button below.