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A great little tote purse with or without ruffles and with
three options for leaving the top of the bag open or closed.
The Sweet Sunday Bag
is a sewing pattern for a small, boxy, two-handled bag, perfect for toting
around your Sunday paraphernalia. But the designer says feel free to use it any
day of the week. It is large enough for most bibles and scripture sets, with
extra room for a hymnal, study book, notebooks, etc.
This pattern makes a great little tote bag for a child or grown-up. There are two pockets on the outside and also two inside compartments that you can customize to your preferred size.
We think this would make the ideal project bag. Great for knitters and those who enjoy yarn crafts, or anyone who likes to craft on the go. If you enjoy some hand sewing while you watch TV, you can keep your projects organised in this handy tote.
This awesome pattern
has three variations:
1. An open tote,
2. A flap closure, and
3. A zipper closure, plus each variation can be made with a ruffled side.
When you have finished making the Sweet Sunday Bag it will measure approximately 9.0″ (24.1 cm) wide by 6.5″ (16.5 cm) tall by 4.0″ deep (10.2 cm).
What you will need to make the Sweet Sunday Bag:
- 3/4 yard (70 cm) of 45″ wide exterior fabric.
- 2/3 yard (60 cm) of 45″ wide interior fabric.
- 2 1/3 yards (2.2 metres) of 20″ wide woven fusible interfacing.
- 1/2 yard (50 cm) of 20″ wide foam interfacing.
- One magnetic snap or turn-lock latch.
- One 12″ (30.5 cm) zipper. The designer recommends a #4.5 handbag zipper but a normal #3 zipper will work.
- Basic sewing supplies.
- A sewing machine.
As far as fabric is concerned, the designer recommends for the exterior you should use quilting cotton, cotton canvas, twill, denim, duck, linen, etc. Thicker fabrics like leather or vinyl can be used as well. For the interior fabric, you should use quilting cotton, cotton canvas, etc.
For the interfacing, the designer recommends that you use woven fusible interfacing. A medium-weight non-woven fusible interfacing can be used as well. For thicker, stable fabrics such as vinyl or canvas, you should not use interfacing. Foam interfacing is used as an interlining for a sturdier bag.
This pattern includes 21 pages of instructions, with detailed diagrams and a photo tutorial. There are 13 pages of pattern pieces, as well as a cutting chart for those who want to save ink. Pattern instructions are given in both inches and centimeters. If you would like to add this pattern to your stash then click on the button below.
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