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Pasadena Shoulder Bag

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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.


I 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 which could convert the bag into a crossbody. I think I achieved this with the Pasadena Shoulder Bag and it’s become my new everyday favorite.


  • 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:

Sizing info:
Finished Bag size: 10″ long x 6″ wide x 2 1/2″ deep.

Materials needed:
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
Everything else:
1x 5 ½” metal zipper for the back
1x 6” plastic zipper for the lining
1x metal stud closure for the flap
2x ¾” bronze rectangle rings
6x 3/8” bronze eyelets
6x 3/8”bronze metal rivets
1x ¾” bronze buckle for the strap

The pattern:
This clear and professionally written pattern gives you 15 pages of step-by-step instructions with colour photographs to help you on your way. In addition to the pattern and instructions, I have designed two additional blog posts which focus on a couple of techniques and give you a masterclass for FREE to really help you to hone your bag making skills. You can find the links in your pattern. 

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

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