How to sew the Betty Bowler Bag – video
Are you still lacking in confidence when it comes to sewing some style of bags? There can be a pretty steep learning curve when it comes to all the bells and whistles such as zippers, interfacing, hardware, piping, etc. And naturally, some bags have more of these than others or are fully featured, which takes a bit more time and patience when it comes to sewing in order to get the very best results.
But if you are feeling ready to take your bag sewing to the next level, try out some intermediate-level patterns and different styles of bags, then having a video to watch is the best way forward. Now you can follow along step by step and carry out the same steps to make sure you get great results with those sewing patterns on the very first try.
We recommend Swoon sewing patterns because they are very well written and tested, and there is a very supportive Facebook group to help you out if you get stuck. Today, we are looking at the fun Betty Bowler purse.
Betty Bowler – A vintage-inspired carry-all, roomy enough to fit anything you need for a day trip. This bag is about 17” wide and features four exterior slip pockets, a zippered pocket inside, and piping for a professionally-made look.
Check out this video to help you sew the Betty Bowler bag from Swoon Patterns
When you have finished making yourself a Betty Bowler Bag it will measure approximately 17” wide by 11” tall by 7” deep.
What you will need to make the Betty Bowler Bag:-
- 1 yard 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric,
- 1 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric,
- 1/2 yard 44” wide quilting weight contrasting fabric,
- 1 1/2 yards foam interfacing,
- 1/4 yard fusible heavy stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F),
- 3 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing,
- 20” (or longer) all-purpose zipper (main compartment),
- 9” all-purpose zipper (zippered pocket),
- 4 yards pre-made piping,
- Four 1” rectangle rings,
- Fabric glue (Beacon Fabritac) (optional),
- Coordinating thread,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
If you would like to download the pattern you can click on the blue button below.