- Prices are in USD
- 15 page full color tutorial with photos
- 17 pages of computer generated pattern pieces (9 pattern pieces total, must be printed and taped together)
- Dimensions provided as well as pattern pieces
- Detailed construction and zipper instructions
- This is a PDF Sewing Pattern. You must be able to open and print a PDF file.
- A download link will be provided after purchase
- Sorry, no refunds on digital products.
This is the bag everyone has been waiting for! The perfect size for shopping hands-free or taking just-enough-but-not-too-much to that summer outing. People will ask you where you got your designer handbag. Zippers are not scary! 15 pages of full color, tutorial style instructions will walk you through exactly how to install the zips. Learn how to install a wide opening inset, recessed zipper, a technique you can out into use on many other bags as well. The front of the bag features a slip pocket for whatever you need handy and a secure zipper pocket for your phone or wallet. The special front pocket construction allows the pocket to lay flat and keeps the bulk out of the seams. The adjustable strap gives you the option of wearing this cross body or just on one shoulder, and the method of construction allows you to get a full strap out of just a single yard of fabric!
This bag will easily carry your e-reader or trade paperback!
Main fabric: 1 yard
Lining fabric: 2/3 yard
20” fusible interfacing: 2 1/2 yards (Pellon SF-101 woven fusible interfacing is the best choice for quilting cotton!)
20” sew-in interfacing: 1 yard (I recommend Pellon 50 or similar.)
Hardware: 1.5” rectangle + 1.5” slider
14” or longer nylon zipper 9” or longer nylon zipper
Rotary cutter & mat or ruler & scissors to measure strap
Size 80 or 90 “microtex” or “sharp” needle
This bag has a zipper closure with an inside patch pocket, and an outside slip pocket with front zipper pocket.
Finished size: 11” tall, 9” wide, 1.5” deep with a 30”- 56” adjustable strap
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I made this bag over a year ago and have used it off and on. It was very easy to make with the detailed directions, and it turned out so professional. The bag passed a pretty intense test this month though as I traveled to three European cities, walking 10+ miles each day. This bag was INVALUABLE. It was the perfect size with the perfect pockets and zippers. I told my husband more than once that I was very thankful that I had that exact bag with me, and I was going to write a review saying so when we got home. I can't wait to make more bags just like this, both for me and for others!
Thanks Heidi! I'm thrilled the bag passed your test! :)
This is the bag I carry every day. It holds the things I need to have with me all the time. The pattern is well written and the result you get is very professional. I appreciated the techniques for interfacing and zippers. I get tons of compliments on this bag and will certainly make more asap.
This is such a nice pattern! The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I made my bag and added some qulting. You can see my project here: https://kyllsa.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/two-zip-hipster-laukku/
This is a fabulous pattern! The instructions were clear and easy to follow. All of the pattern pieces are either squares or rectangles. I printed the pattern at 85% and it made a bag that measured 8"x7"x2". It turned out so cute, and the zipper installation were so much easier than I had anticipated! I wish I could post a picture of my bag because I love it! Thank you!
Terrific pattern , easy to follow.
Makes up lime a dream like all of Erin's patterns I've seen so far.
Would be very easy to modifiy it to your own needs, like another pocket or resizing.
Wish I could post a PIC of mine, it's beautiful?
I made this bag for a trip to Europe. The size and the two pockets on the outside (one zippered) made it easy to jeep track of everything. I especially like the zippered opening at the top of the bag; I sometimes left the top unzipped so I could jam my guide book in there along with everything else. The instructions are excellent and the bag turned out great. I did end up with a couple stray fabric pieces when the bag was done...user error? I now use this as my everyday bag and would make it again in a heartbeat.
That sounds great... except for the leftover pieces. There definitely shouldn't be any of those! If you make it again please email me and I'll see if I can figure out where they came from. :)
This pattern is amazing!! I have very little experience sewing, but this pattern was very easy to follow. My mom and grandma both sew, so I have a little bit of knowledge. However, this pattern was very easy to read. The directions and pictures are so help! And the end results are so great! I can't get over how awesome the purse turned out! I will definitely be making this pattern over and over. I love it- it's exactly what I was looking for and couldn't find in stores!!! I can't wait to get the "GetCarded" pattern and making a matching wallet.
Great pattern. Easy to follow.
I have now made six of these bags for myself and family and friends. People stop and ask me where I bought my bag and then ask if I would make one for them
Pattern was easy to follow
I did increase it to 110% and also put a back slip pocket two inches shorter then the bag for grocery lists etc.
I can not speak highly enough of this pattern it is so well written (print it out in colour its worth the ink) The bag looks complicated but if you read every step and follow the directions it is so simple to make. It took my sewing skills to a new level.
This pattern should come with a warning label as it is very addictive. Once you finish one you'll start planning the next one.