The Vekza Bowler Bag is Country Cow’s first pattern to include binding. Why? Because binding is the perfect way to get gorgeous curves on the exterior of your bag. Someone described it to her as acting like a skeleton to provide the bag with good structure, and that’s a great way to think about it. It’s a great new skill to learn so don’t be put off if it’s your first time.
This sophisticated bowler bag features a curved front zip pocket and inside it has a zip and slip pocket. It has rolled handles and a lovely shape.
9″ tall by 12 1/2″ wide by 4″ deep.
Overall the pattern isn’t too complex, you just need to take your time and follow the tips to getting a great curve on that front zip pocket – that’s what makes in an intermediate pattern.
Full video tutorial:
- 44″ No.5 zipper tape & 4 zipper pulls,
- One 10″ No.3 zip,
- Four 1″ Rectangle rings,
- 2/3 of a yard of exterior fabric (44″ wide),
- 3/4 of a yard of lining fabric (44″ wide),
- 1 1/2 yards of medium woven interfacing – SF101/Wovenfuse/G700 (35″ wide),
- 2/3 of a yard of sew-in foam – Bosal/Annie’s S&S/Style-Vil (35″ wide),
- A piece of fusible fleece 6″ by 12″ – Pellon 987F/Thermolam/Vilene H640,
- 2 1/2 yards of double fold binding,
- 1 1/4 yards of piping cord (optional for rolled handles),
- Four bag/purse feet (optional).
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.