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The Showcaser (2 sizes – Crossbody and Tote Bag) sewing pattern

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The Showcaser is the perfect bag to show off those machine embroidery blocks, pre-printed panels, weaving, or large prints. Got a piece of a gorgeous fabric that is too small to use on its own? Show it off as the feature panel on these bags, with two different style options.

The pattern comes in two sizes, a comfortable Crossbody bag (an iPad fits) or a lovely large tote with an optional shoulder strap. Both bags have a recessed top zipper to keep everything nice and safe, as well as an interior zipper pocket and two pleated pockets. If those are not enough you can add the optional Exterior Hidden Pocket.

This pattern is for those that enjoy a nice quick, easy project, where you can finally showcase those fabrics you have been saving! Since there are no pattern pieces to print and tape together, you can be cutting and sewing in an hour.

Skill level:
The designer rates her pattern as suitable for confident beginner sewers.

The Showcaser (2 sizes – Crossbody and Tote Bag) sewing pattern

When you have finished making these bags they will measure (Width by Height by depth):
– Crossbody Bag = 12″ by 12″ by 3″.
– Tote Bag = 15″ by 15″ by 3½”.

What you will need to make the Showcaser Crossbody Bag:-

The Showcaser (2 sizes – Crossbody and Tote Bag) sewing pattern

What you will need to make the Showcaser Tote Bag:-

  • ¾ yard of exterior fabric – Faux Leather, Cotton, Decorator, Cork, Denim * Not suitable for stiff Marines Vinyl,
  • ¾ yard of lining fabric,
  • 11½” by 11½” Center Panel/Block,
  • 10″ by 7½” Accent Fabric,
  • ¾” to 1½” yards Medium Weight Woven Interfacing. If using Faux Leather or thick fabrics for Exterior that does not need to be interfaced, you only need 1⁄2 yard for the Lining,
  • 24″ by 29″ Batting/Thermolam/Headliner,
  • 8″ #3 Zipper,
  • 18″ #5 Zipper,
  • Two 1¼” D-Rings,
  • Two 1¼” Swivel Hooks,
  • 2½” piece of Velcro or Magnetic Snap (Optional),
  • Basic sewing supplies,
  • A sewing machine.

This is a PDF pattern that includes forty-four pages of step-by-step instructions with tons of color photos and cutting charts. Since all the pieces are square or rectangle, NO pattern pieces are included, so there is no printing required. You will be cutting the pieces from a cutting chart, using a rotary cutter and ruler.

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The Showcaser (2 sizes – Crossbody and Tote Bag) sewing pattern

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