This stylish purse is the Edingthorpe Satchel Messenger Bag, influenced by satchels, which were the original ’cross-body’ bags.
This simple style gives a nod to those popular in the 1940s and features a pleated front pocket, a choice of two flap styles, and two interior pocket options—one zipped and one ‘patch’. If you choose, you can also make it with a plain front pocket instead of a pleated one.
The vintage-inspired Edingthorpe Satchel is a practical shape and size for all uses and occasions and can be made in a variety of fabrics, and with a contrasting strap/front pocket.
- 2/3 yard (60 cm) of 60″ (154 cm) width or ¾ yard (65 cm) of 44″ (112 cm) width exterior fabric,
- To make with a contrast pocket and strap, you will need:
- 2/3 yard (60 cm) of 60″ (154 cm) width or 44″ (112 cm) width main exterior fabric,
- 1/3 yard (30 cm) of 60″ (154 cm) width or 44″ (112 cm) width contrast fabric,
- For all combinations, you will need:
- 1 yard (96 cm) of 44″ (112 cm) width lining fabric,
- 1 yard (96 cm) of 36″ (92 cm) width fusible interfacing,
- ½ yard (50 cm) of 28″ (72 cm) width foam stabilizer for bag body,
- 40″ by 5″ (105 cm by 14 cm) of fusible web for the strap,
- Piece of plastic canvas 2″ by 12″ (5 cm by 30 cm) for the bag base,
- One or two magnetic snaps,
- 6″ by 4″ (15 cm by 10 cm) piece of fusible interfacing,
- Three or four buttons depending on flap style,
- For purchased handle:
- Long leather or vinyl strap ¾” (2 cm) wide and approx. 38″ (92 cm) long,
- Piece of fusible web approximately 4″ by 4″ (10 cm by 10 cm) for tabs,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
This PDF has twenty-one pages. There are thirteen pages including the cover, general, cutting out, and step-by-step instructions, and eight pattern sheets with the templates, which you must print and cut out. All of the templates are actual size with seam allowances included.
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download it immediately after checkout.