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Salty Sailor Mini Ditty Bag (free)

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A super freebie bag pattern that is perfect for storing your little bits and pieces. The large flat base allows it to stand up nicely and the flaps open wide to give easy access to what’s inside.


The Salty Sailor Mini Ditty Bag pattern is super lovely and functional! I have several (okay, I have over 10 but who’s counting?!) and use them daily to corral my electronic cords, sewing notions, first aid items, craft supplies, cosmetics and many other uses!

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Skill level:
This pattern is for the Intermediate Sewist. You’ll need to know how to install magnetic snaps, determine interfacing requirements and sew gussets in a tighter space.

Sizing info:
9 1/4″W x 6 3/8″H x 3 3/8″D

Recommended fabrics: I strongly recommend quilt weight cotton for the exterior and lining. Oilcloth and vinyl covered fabric can be used but I recommend sewing in quilting weight cotton the first time to get familiar with the pattern, specifically the gussets. 

Materials needed: (measurements are approximate and do account for directional and/or fussy cutting)
Exterior fabric: 1/3 yard or a fat quarter
Lining fabric: 1/3 yard or a fat quarter
Woven Interfacing 20” wide: 1 yard
Fusible foam (or equivalent): 1/3 yard
Pellon 71F Peltex (or equivalent): 9” x 3” piece
2 sets – 14mm or 18mm thin magnetic snaps

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