This sewing pattern is ideal for ambitious beginners or experienced sewists who want to try their first big bag. It’s firm and structured with a spacious, pocket-free interior. It includes exterior zip and slip pockets for quick and easy access to your phone or keys, and closes with two magnetic snaps at the top. The base is constructed using box corners and the bag is finished with a drop-in lining. This is my first pattern to use a drop-in lining but I’ve got a great method to show you that I think you’ll love.
The pattern calls for Decovil light for the stabilizer. However, many of the testers substituted this with foam or similar stabilizers. The pattern includes step-by-step photo instructions to guide you through the process of making this bag. There’s also a full video tutorial that you can watch alongside the pattern.
Sizing info: 11″ high by 15″ wide by 7″ deep.
Skill level: Ambitious Beginner. You can sell bags made from this design on a home-based production scale.
Full video tutorial included:
Check out the full length sew-along video tutorial and pick up some great sewing tips, and see all the features you can sew with this bag. The video can be watched before you buy the pattern to check that it’s just right for you.
2/3 yard of exterior fabric (54″ width),
3/4 yard of lining fabric, cotton, or canvas (44″ width),
The pattern: This is a pdf digital sewing pattern in English. You can print the pattern at home and follow the step-by-step photo instructions to create your own beautiful tote, or follow along with the video.
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