A shoulder bag with feature piping highlighting its curves and optional front pocket. The piping could be omitted for beginners although it’s easier than it looks. It has a choice of internal pockets with and without a zip, or both, and top zip closure.
This bag can be made from any close-woven non-stretch fabric (including vinyl) and allows the option of a contrast pocket or contrast straps. The large front pocket on the outside of the bag is ideal for a feature fabric print.
There is flexibility with the pattern. Optional items are; the piping, the zip closure and the metal bag furniture attaching the handle to the bag. We have used square metal strap connectors. The other embellishment this bag lends itself to would be to embroider or applique a design on the front pocket for a really unique finish.
Finished bag is approx 13″ wide by 9″ tall by 3″ deep
Skill Check – Intermediate
Insert a zip.
Full instructions are given.
Main fabric 2/3rd yd of 45″ wide
Lining 1/2yd of 45″ wide
Wadding 1/2yd of 45″ wide (optional)
Medium weight interfacing 1/2yd of 45″ wide (optional)
Piping cord and fabric to make piping 1/2yd of 45″ wide (optional)
or ready-made piping x 3 1/2yds
Metal rectangle/square strap loops 1″ wide x 4
8″ internal pocket zipper (optional)
Zipper 1 x 16″
Cotton – Matching threads or contrast colours for topstitching as desired
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.