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Pasadena Shoulder Bag sewing pattern

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Pasadena Shoulder Bag sewing pattern

{UPDATE – this pattern has temporarily been withdrawn for an update. It should be back on the site soon.}

Here’s the Pasadena Shoulder Bag sewing pattern. The designer wanted to design the perfect everyday bag – not too big and not too small. Something which fits all of the essentials and yet is light to carry. It had to have zipper pockets and slip pockets and it absolutely had to have an adjustable strap that could convert the bag into a crossbody.

We think the designer made a fantastic sewing pattern. The Pasadena is a neat shoulder bag with darts to add volume. We love the narrow strap with the buckle details that turn this shoulder bag into a crossbody.

Pasadena Shoulder Bag sewing pattern

The Pasadena Shoulder Bag has these great features:

  • Interior slip pockets,
  • Easy to apply gussets to give greater volume,
  • Flat back design for greater comfort,
  • Exterior zipper box pocket,
  • Interior zipper box pocket,
  • Fully adjustable strap with buckle and eyelets (or sew a regular adjustable strap if you prefer),
  • Two free blog masterclasses to give you more tips and information.

Skill level:
The designer rates her project as suitable for an intermediate sewer.

Sizing info:
When you have made one it will measure approximately 10″ long by 6″ wide by 2 1/2″ deep.

Pasadena Shoulder Bag sewing pattern

What you will need to make a Pasadena Shoulder Bag:-

  • Fabric A: 18” light canvas for the outer,
  • Fabric B: 18” coordinating lining,
  • 18” G740 fusible woven interfacing,
  • 18” style-vil foam interfacing,
  • Fat Eighth S320 interfacing for the inner slip pockets,
  • Fat Eighth Decovil I Light fusible interfacing for the flap,
  • Fat Eighth H630 fusible wadding for the flap,
  • One 5 ½” metal zipper for the back,
  • One 6” plastic zipper for the lining,
  • One metal stud closure for the flap,
  • Two ¾” bronze rectangle rings,
  • Six 3/8” bronze eyelets,
  • Six 3/8” bronze metal rivets,
  • One ¾” bronze buckle for the strap,
  • Basic sewing supplies.
  • A sewing machine.

This clear and professionally written pattern gives you 15 pages of step-by-step instructions with color photographs to help you on your way. You can download the pattern by clicking on the light blue button below.

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If you like this pattern then the designer “The Folk Art Factory” has loads of other patterns that you may like. To see them all click on the red button below.

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