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The Forever Shopper Bag

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$7.49

A proper retro shopper like the good old days, just like your granddad used to have in the cupboard under the stairs. A bag that will last for years and age beautifully, and put an end to wasting money and the planet’s resources on disposable bags

Description

The Forever Shopper Sewing Pattern. Great for both men and women. Pattern includes 2 sizes of shopper.

Made in oilskin, waxed canvas, heavy duck canvas or dry wax canvas so it virtually stands up on its own – an important factor in shopping!
With super strong stabilised handles, a generous inside zip security pocket and a front profile stitched pocket. And an option to add side D-rings to attach a shoulder strap.
The bag has a flat base to allow for huge amounts of shopping and to hold its shape.

Oilskin and waxed canvas are amazing and virtually stand on their own, making them perfect for a large shopper, yet easy to sew on a domestic machine.
Your menfolk are going to love this too, particularly in oilskin, and we know how hard it is to find a bag for men – it looks so weathered and vintage, and it’s really water-resistant so great for the outdoors!

Three of these fit beautifully into a large shopping trolley and can accommodate the whole weekly shop, yet fold flat for easy storage.
There is also a second free smaller size included with the pattern as a bonus which is large enough to use as a handbag size shopper – great for coffee and shopping at the mall and days out at the park and really great for rainy days –a bag for the outdoors girl.
Oilskin is super strong yet supple, can be sponged clean, and if the look gets a little too vintage for you, simply reset the oil or wax again with a hairdryer.

The bag is unlined to keep the bulk down but with chunky feature facings and inside pockets, and made using a super strong durable utility construction of French seams that conceal all raw edges so it will last for years and age beautifully.
Make it with bought straps, self fabric straps, webbing or even a stolen belt from your partner’s wardrobe – the instructions are included for all types.

Skill level:
Moderate. A quick make for sew to sell.

Approximate finished dimensions:
Large: 48.5 x 38 cm (19 x 15”)
Small: 38 x 31 cm (15 x 12 ¼”)

The pattern:
27 pages of comprehensive instructions with full colour photography throughout walks you through every step of make-up to produce a professional quality bag. Lots of bag making hints and tips included.

❤ Full sized computer drafted PDF pattern included for 2 sizes of bag
❤ All measurements given in inches and cm
❤ Complete, easy to follow instructions
❤ Full colour photos for every step
❤ Printer friendly. Prints on US letter size or A4 paper
❤ Relevant sewing tips
❤ A list of material requirements and suggestions

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

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