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Kindred Bag (3 sizes and video) sewing pattern

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Sewing pattern for the Kindred Bag (3 sizes and video)

A unisex crossbody bag to sew with adjustable strap, in three size variations. Each bag is beautiful in its own way, perfectly proportioned, and features a useful outside large slip pocket. The interiors are fully lining and there is a zip pocket on one side of the lining and card slots on the other. Piping adds character and helps keep the bag in shape. Sew the large bag in a solid color to make a great bag for your guy.

Enjoy a quick preview of the Kindred Bag in the video below.

This pattern comes with a full video step by step tutorial included – the link is included in the pattern directions.

Sizing info:
The Kindred Bag can be made up into three different sizes:-

  • The Small Size Kindred Bag with slim side panels has finished dimensions of 8 1/2″ (21.6 cm) high by 6″ (15.25 cm) wide by 2 1/4″ (5.7 cm) deep. This is the smallest of the bags, and is rather slim!
  • The Small Size Kindred Bag with wide side panels has finished dimensions of 8 1/2″ (21.6 cm) high by 6″ (15.25 cm) wide by 3″ (7.6 cm) deep. This a roomier bag inside and out.
  • And the Large Kindred Bag has finished dimensions of 12″ (30.5 cm) high by 8 1/2″ (21.6 cm) wide by 3″ (7.6 cm) deep. This larger bag has plenty of room.

Skill level:
The bag featured in this pattern was made on a domestic sewing machine, and whilst both the pattern and video comprise detailed step-by-step instructions to guide you through the entire making process, this pattern is intended for users who are competent using their sewing machine, and have some basic knowledge of sewing terminology.

Also note that when making up the small slim version of the Kindred Bag, handling the slim side and zip panels calls for absolute precision and accuracy with little room for error. This can be considered a challenging sew, and therefore is most suitable for experienced, confident sewists.

Kindred Bag (3 sizes & video) sewing pattern

Materials required for either of the Small Kindred Bags:-

  • Note: The designer recommends you buy a bit more fabric if you are using a large scale print and/or want to pattern match/fussy cut.
  • 1/2 yard or 1/2 meter of 45″ (115 cm) wide quilting cotton for the exterior of the bag.
  • Extra Fat Quarter of exterior or contrast fabric if you are making your own piping tape.
  • 1/2 yard or 1/2 meter of 45″ (115 cm) wide quilting cotton for the lining of the bag.
  • 2/3 yard or 2/3 meter of 35″ (90 cm) wide medium weight fusible interfacing (see notes in the pattern).
  • One-piece ( 4″ by 16.25″ exact measurement) of Ultra firm (heavyweight) fusible interfacing.
  • 25″ (65 cm) of 18″ (45 cm wide) sew-in foam stabiliser (see notes in pattern).

Hardware and Haberdashery required for either Small Kindred bag:-

  • One 12″ (30 cm) Nylon Zip (size 6 or #5)(single or double-headed).
  • One 7″ (18 cm) Nylon Zip (size 3 or #3)(single-headed).
  • Two 1″ Rectangle D Rings.
  • One 1″ 3-bar slider strap extender.( Adjustable strap slider).
  • 60″ Piping: either pre-made piping making sure the flat part of the piping cord is 1/4”(6 mm) wide. Or 3 mm piping cord and about a fat quarter of coordinating fabric to make your own piping.
Kindred Bag (3 sizes & video) sewing pattern

Materials required for the Large Kindred bag:-

  • Note: You will need a bit more fabric if using a large scale print and/or want to pattern match/fussy cut.
  • 3/4 yard or 3/4 meter of 45″ (115 cm) wide quilting cotton for the exterior of the bag.
  • Extra Fat Quarter of exterior or contrast fabric if you are making your own piping tape.
  • 3/4 yard or 2/3 meter of 45″ (115 cm) wide quilting cotton for the lining of the bag.
  • 1 yard or 3/4 meter of 35″ (90 cm) wide medium weight fusible interfacing (see notes in main instructions).
  • One-piece 4″ (10 cm) by 25″ (50 cm) exact of Ultra firm (heavyweight) fusible interfacing.
  • 25″ (65 cm) of 18″ (45 cm wide) sew-in foam stabiliser (see notes in main instructions).

Hardware and Haberdashery required for the large Kindred bag:-

  • One 16″ (40 cm) Nylon Zip (size 6 or #5) (single or double-headed).
  • One 9″ (23 cm) Nylon Zip (size 3 or #3) (single-headed).
  • Two 1″ Rectangle D Rings.
  • One 1″ 3-bar slider strap extender. (Adjustable strap slider).
  • 82″ (208 cm) Piping: either pre-made piping, making sure the flat part of the piping cord is 1/4″ (6 mm) wide. Or 3mm piping cord and about a fat quarter of coordinating fabric to make your own piping.

The pattern includes two pattern files, one main file containing 28 pages of step-by-step instructions, and color photographs alongside pattern pieces for the two smaller versions of the bag.

The second file includes pattern pieces and instructions to use when making up the larger bag.

The instructions are organized into chapters and are clearly set out to make it easy to follow. Each chapter indicates the respective timing within the video tutorial. 

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