The Berlin Round Bag is a cut and measure pattern so you will need a ruler, rotary cutter, and a mat to make things easier – although it is also possible with scissors. This also means that there are no templates to bother with printing, which is much easier! This pattern is still suitable for a beginner with a few basic skills and the pattern leads you through the process step-by-step. There are also three very detailed blog posts to add more information.
The designer loves round things. She is not exactly sure why but lighthouses and very old windmills draw my attention and so do round windows. So it was only a matter of time before she came up with a round bag. She shows you the niftiest drafting trick ever to get the round shape and this pattern is backed up with a couple of detailed blog posts so that you can see how the top gusset zipper is created and also (due to popular demand) how the bound lining is created.
This bag features some pockets and a fully adjustable strap with a buckle – it is about as trendy as it gets. So Berlin!
10″ diameter by 3 ¼” deep.
Confident beginner with some knowledge assumed.
Quilting weight cotton, denim, canvas, furnishing fabrics, linen, needlecord. A TIP from the designer – NEVER pass a curtain or furnishing remnant bin without having a rummage if you are a bag maker! Those fabrics are the perfect weight!
- ¾ yard of suitable fabric. The designer used canvas, which she describes as just perfect,
- ¾ yard of cotton fabric for the lining. The designer says that quilting weight cotton is best!,
- 1-yard of style-vil foam interfacing (Vlieseline),
- One fat eighth of S320 fusible interfacing (Vlieseline),
- One 10″ zipper for the front zipper pocket,
- One 15 ½” zipper for the top main zip,
- One 1″ gold buckle for the strap,
- Three gold rivets for the adjustable strap,
- 5-6 gold eyelets for the adjustable strap,
- Two 1″ gold rectangle rings for the strap tabs,
- Something to decorate the zipper pulls. I love a thin piece of leather or vegan leather but a great quality baker’s twine is nice too.
- *Pattern drafting paper (actually any paper will do and you need one 11 ½” square of it),
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
* You are going to be doing some very simple shaping and some people feel better about using paper rather than working directly onto the fabric. You can then use your pattern as a template.
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.