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Button Lock Bag (+video)

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The cute and fun Button Lock Bag is an advanced beginner/intermediate pattern, with its easy to follow pattern pieces making it a pleasure to sew! It comes with two different flap shapes and a hidden pocket underneath the flap on the back panel, which makes it a very adaptable bag.


This cute Button Lock Bag is a fun sew for advanced beginners/intermediate level bagmakers. The Button Lock Bag uses both darts and a narrow gusset to achieve a style that sits against your body comfortably, yet can carry a surprising amount!

Inside you’ll find a zip pocket and a full width slip pocket.

Sizing info:
10″ x 10″ x 2.5″ (25.5cm x 25.5cm x 6.5cm)

Skill level:
The Button Lock Bag is classified as an advanced beginners/intermediate level bag sewing pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers.

Video sewalong available for the Button Lock Bag

The pattern:
* Easy to read instructions, colour photographs and pattern pieces.
* Two different flap shapes to choose from.
* Hidden full width slip pocket.
* YouTube tutorial

The Button Lock Bag sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs. The downloadable PDF pattern features printable pattern pieces and a text only section to save on ink and paper costs.

What materials do I need?

⅝ yd (0.5m) Exterior – Directional fabric may need more
⅝ yd (0.5m) Contrast – Directional fabric may need more
⅞ yd (0.8m) Lining
⅞ yd (0.75m) Foam stabiliser
1 ⅝ yd (1.5m) Medium weight interfacing
2″ x 2″ & 2″ x 1″ (5cm x 5cm & 5cm x 2.5cm) Scraps of Ultra-firm stabiliser (Decovil 1, Peltex, S520)

Hardware & Notions
1 x Large “Button” Lock (available from Emmaline Bags, or from Sew Hot in the UK.)
1 x 8″ (20cm) #3 Dressmaking Zip – if using continuous zipper, cut to 10″ (25.5cm) long
2 x 1 ½” (3.8cm) ‘O’ Rings
1 x 1″ (25mm) Strap Slider
4 x (Optional) Medium Rivets
Double sided basting tape
Zip foot & Walking foot
Wonder clips
Fray check
Pinking shears
Strong glue to secure the lock

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.

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