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It looks like a smart handbag or shoulder bag, but open it up and the interior gives you all the storage and organisation you need. Becomes a complete crafting or sewing center.


This bag doesn’t have an external zipper, no more “ears” on the sides, it has hidden magnetic closures and clasps together like magic. It looks more elegant and definitely can be used as a purse or handbag.

When the bag is open flat, the sides can be used as tray for small items, cosmetics, phone etc. Magnetic snaps are also functional as pin and needle holders.  When snapped on the sides the bag has a sturdy box shape. It’s perfect for crafts of all kinds and means you can take your craft items with you on the move.

In this tutorial I will explain how to make this smooth and flat closure panel on the top of the bag. I will also describe the new technique of inserting D-rings in the middle of binding so you can add a shoulder strap.
The good thing about this tutorial is – it can be used for making FOUR different bags, depending on the hardware you choose. You can choose to make it with long shoulder strap, decorative purse chain or decorative cord. One pattern – four looks!

See all the features of this great bag here

The pattern:
This tutorial contains 17 pages and 70 detailed pictures with step-by-step instructions.

Sizing info:
Dimensions – 12″ x 5″ x  5 1/2″.  (Note – this pattern comes in one size only. The image with two bags are to compare this small bag to the larger quilters organiser that you can buy separately.)

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern.

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